Computer Equipment Cabinet

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Project by BArnold posted 450 days ago 1051 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 449 days ago

Great job. Very nice design.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 449 days ago

looks good

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#3 posted 449 days ago

Very cool design ,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 449 days ago

Great construction, very nice looking piece of furniture.

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#5 posted 449 days ago

Beautifully done and great finishing work.

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#6 posted 449 days ago

well done

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#7 posted 449 days ago

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 449 days ago

Great photography as well!

-- Joe

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#9 posted 448 days ago

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 448 days ago

Bill, you really do fine work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 448 days ago

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 448 days ago


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 447 days ago

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 446 days ago

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 445 days ago

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

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