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Forum topic by andy_P posted 12-14-2010 12:10 AM 2360 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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andy_P

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12-14-2010 12:10 AM

Hello everyone. I have just taken on another project and thought I would get some feed back or “look out for” before I start. Perhaps some of you have gotten into this.

I plan to turn a gutted TV Cabinet into a beverage station….a nice way to say “Bar”. I plan to lower or eliminate the top shelf to allow for installation of some Rockler wine glass slides and make a drawer to hold bottles. I have looked at the Blum under drawer slides at Rockler and that seems to be the way to go. I will probably have to build up the bottom to alllow the drawer to slide free of the cabinet frame. This cabinet has sliding “roll top desk” style doors on it so I will probably have to make the drawer deep to protect the sliding panels from hitting standing bottles.

As I said, any advice you care to give before I start tearing into this will be appreciated.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.


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#1 posted 12-21-2010 04:36 PM

I would use plywood to line the inside with that would allow you to add the features you want without interfering with the operation of the sliding doors and prevent hitting the contents within the cabinet.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 07:30 PM

That is a point, Greg. I’m going to check and see if there is enough room to work in there and affixe a thin plywood sheet for protection of the sliding doors, but I cannot use too thick of a plywood because I think the weight of the unit would just be too much….....but it is on wheels…..might work.

Thanks for the hint.

Andy

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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