|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 09-24-2013 03:48 PM||2244 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-24-2013 03:48 PM
I’m looking for designs for a dining room sideboard that uses two of these unfinished oak cabinets as a base:
We chose 24” tall wall cabinets because this sideboard needs to fit in our dining room under a large center-room window (about 30” from the floor), but it also needs to be elevated about 5” off the ground to accomodate a HVAC vent. The basic design is: put the two cabinets side-by-side under the window, so they almost span the 10’ room, and build additional cabinets going up on either side of the window (which will be used to hold stemware).
Here’s an incredibly rough and not-to-scale image of the general layout, just to help put a picture in mind (the grey box under the cabinets is the vent):
Does anyone have ideas/images for a design that elevates and builds on these base cabinets, and would be attractive and functional but not overly ambitious? I’m not opposed to using pre-made parts/millwork (columns, moulding, etc.) from a big-box store to cobble together something that looks nice.
I know this is a pretty open-ended question; I’m just looking for ideas as a starting point. Thanks much.
Edit: I have plenty of oak plywood and hardwood, including some 4’ lengths of 8/4 that probably could be used to make something cool.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.