Computer Equipment Cabinet

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Project by BArnold posted 05-27-2013 07:05 AM 1729 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was built for a specific application in a family room. It serves as a corner cabinet between two sofas and is constructed to hold a computer, printer and supplies.

Honduras mahogany was used for the exterior of the cabinet. It was toned with a dye stain to reduce the redness of mahogany. The dye was shaded into the corners of the panels, providing an appearance mindful of light and shadow playing through the leaves of a tree.

Top panels on all sides are an open lattice, allowing heated air from the equipment to escape. One photo shows the components I made to build the lattice.

A four-sided match of honduras mahogany was used to veneer the top panel, providing a striking display of grain and color.

Internally, pull-out trays are sized to hold the computer (lower right) and printer (upper left). Two storage drawers were designed to occupy the remaining space. The trays and drawers are on full-extension ball-bearing slides which allows access to the connections on the components.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 12:35 PM

Great job. Very nice design.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 01:47 PM

looks good

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 02:08 PM

Very cool design ,nice work.

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 05:25 PM

Great construction, very nice looking piece of furniture.

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 07:55 PM

Beautifully done and great finishing work.

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 11:47 PM

well done

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#7 posted 05-28-2013 12:34 AM

This is a nice piece, I like the woven panels – functional of course, I really think they add to this job. Great finish.

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#8 posted 05-28-2013 03:20 AM

Great photography as well!

-- Joe

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#9 posted 05-28-2013 12:20 PM

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

@renners: The upper panels appear to be woven, but are actually created by interlocking vertical and horizontal pieces.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#10 posted 05-28-2013 12:21 PM

Bill, you really do fine work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 05-28-2013 09:18 PM

That work is outstanding and functional! I love the detail in it. Looks sturdy.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 05-29-2013 04:30 AM


Very nice design and execution. I, too, really think the lattice adds nicely to the overall design.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 05-29-2013 09:25 PM

First class work Bill. What a pleasure to view your projects.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#14 posted 05-31-2013 02:40 AM

Very nice Bill. The lattice turned out great. Functional as well as appealing. It’s not trivial to make that stuff and a single error can ruin a lot of work. And you often don’t spot errors till the end. You’ve mastered the skill though. Well done.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#15 posted 05-31-2013 02:01 PM

A fine looking cabinet! Great design, great wood and great features. Top notch quality on building it.

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