|Project by ADHDan||posted 10-14-2013 02:08 PM||874 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
We need a dining room sideboard to span the width of our dining room (10’) with tower cabinets on either side of the window, but my shop isn’t big enough to work a piece that long and I didn’t have time to build the entire base. So, I bought a couple generic 24” x 54” cabinets from Menards and customized the heck out of them – I nested them in rabbets cut into 8/4 legs (tapered at the bottom), added two layers of mitered tabletop with cove moulding, added other trim here and there, then took the cabinets upstairs and wrangled them together using biscuits to align the tabletops and an 8’ length of MDF screwed to the back to keep them together while I built the center legs. Finished with three different stains to get the right shade for the room, and three coats of poly.
Last night I finished the carcases for the tower cabinets. I’m going to put in shelves with brackets on the underside for hanging stemware, add face frames, and build doors with acrylic/plexi panels to showcase our stemware/bar-ware.
It was a lot of work dealing with furniture this big by myself, but so far so good! I’ll post photos of the tower cabinets once I complete them.
Edit: 10/18/13 – Done for now! Got the upper cabinets built, just need to make doors (but I’ll save that for a later day).
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.