Bookcase and Wall entertainment unit

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Blog series by rando1 updated 11-14-2011 01:51 AM 8 parts 22506 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: New Design

08-17-2010 05:03 AM by rando1 | 1 comment »

We are gearing up for another cabinet project in a new home with some very nice clients.They have requested some built-in bookcases below their Kitchen Knee wall on the Great room side. This unit will be aprox. 11’ in length and aprox 38” in height with some decorative end caps. The second unit is a wall unit for Entertainment and bookcases. This unit will stretch the wall of the great room and stand a proud 8’ tall and around 12’ in length. It will house the...

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Part 2: Getting Started

08-20-2010 12:59 AM by rando1 | 4 comments »

A pile of lumber….Gathering materials, working out cut lists and design…..Man, why can’t we just fire up the equipment and get going. Well, to begin with, there are other projects that are trying to get done and can’t get going in shop til all the materials get delivered. Be it as it may, we were able to begin cutting on the carcases of the lower bookcases this afternoon. It is so rewarding to look at a pile of lumber and see what kind of shape and display it tr...

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Part 3: lower cabinet assembly

08-22-2010 06:55 PM by rando1 | 4 comments »

Along the with the project we have discovered some design tweaking to make the project fit together better. Things on paper always look good, but it always seems to have tweaking points during the process. We spent some time cutting out the boxes for the lower bookcases. Taking the time now to think through the fitting together process will help save steps further steps and extra joints in the latter assembly. Spent the time now to drill in the shelf holes in and we ended up assembling a...

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Part 4: Bookcase assembly

08-29-2010 05:31 PM by rando1 | 5 comments »

The later part of the week brought us to the point of pulling together all the pieces and assembling the base bookcase units. All the cutting and fitting together and we have a really cool unit coming together. The face frame got a detailed edge and the top of the unit, we will try to get a better picture on the next update. We did not get too much more done the end of the week, because we took Thursday and Friday and went to Atlanta for the IWF conference. Wow the show had lots of gr...

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Part 5: Almost ready for finish on bookcase

09-02-2010 03:05 AM by rando1 | 3 comments »

This week has been spent getting the remainder of the lower bookcase units put together and ready for finishes. We have spent some time making our molding for the top band and trimming out the rest of the unit. The final assembly will get finished in the next day or so, but we have had some good progress. We also have made good progress on the lower unit of the entertainment center. The lower carcasses are now assembled and we have made up our beaded face frame. the next step is getting t...

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Part 6: final assembly stages

09-08-2010 03:43 AM by rando1 | 3 comments »

Well, the final assembly stages are coming together.We have spent quite a bit of time cutting and fitting together the pieces for the upper and lower units of the entertainment center. quite a bit of time was spent setting up the router with the bead detail for the face frames of the units. A jig was built to work around the bit set that I came across at the IWF show. Once the jig was built and set up the actual cutting the frames went very quickly. some final assembly and glue up and a ve...

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Part 7: finish/ delivery/ installation

09-15-2010 01:32 PM by rando1 | 0 comments »

The past few days have been wonderful for finishing! Not as humid right now, thank goodness! In the process of the finish we first did a once over with sand up to 220, filled nail holes and then applied general finishes whitewash stain. Wiping off the excess allowed a lite look and a little grain to show. After this dried I went over the unit with 320 to create “rough or worn areas on edges and around details. Next, we wiped minwax puritan pine with toner added…...Yeah, wha...

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Part 8: Final shots

11-14-2011 01:51 AM by rando1 | 4 comments »

A couple of weeks ago we finished our project with this customer and they are enjoying their kitchen up fit and new furniture. We made a privacy false back on the entertainment unit for the cords to be hidden and added a shelf in the other glass door. The kitchen was finished off with the cabinets being closed in on the top and adding new end skins and the rounded shelves to finish the look off by sink. We also milled our own crown profile out of maple. We enjoyed this project and are anxious...

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