Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

2-Toned Wall Unit

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Alder wood stained with black lacquered fronts
LED lighting tucked up behind each shelf.
The dividers on each shelf are smoked glass wrapped in a bronze u-channel frame.
Some of the challenges were splicing the shelves together with good seams.
Scribing the 2 sides to the wall, leaving the opening size perfect for the shelves to slide in without cutting on them.
Backs were made in sections so that the glass dividers hid the seams.
Painting the front edges black leaving a crisp line.
It was quit the puzzle to plan and execute.
Although not every bodies style, it was a fulfilling job to finish successfully.



Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

20 Comments

Sweet, that is an amazing display cabinet, so many fine features. 

Main Street to the Mountains

Another amazing project.  Wow!

Are you a one-man shop?  
Great looking bookcase and cabinetry.   I like the concealed tape lighting and how you built the channel for it.  The slideshow video reveals some nice tips on how the pro’s do it.  
once again......BAD ASS !!!!!! enough said !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thank You my friends,

Yes Barb I work alone,   usually I am able to find one of my woodworking buddies to give me a hand on the installs.


Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Wow - very impressive.  Too bad your not in Missouri or I'd be asking to come sit in the corner and learn.  

Thanks Barb,  you would be in the corner a long time,  I'm pretty slow these days,  and getting slower by the day.  lol

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Well...I'm a slow learner 😁
I really like that.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

This is you wall unit I like the most, has a real classy look with the natural wood and open lighted space.

True executive suite furnishing!
When you get here, I'll take one of those as well...
None of that Alder stuff though. Quarter sawn Walnut please.

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.”

Ok
But you're going to have to pay me 3.00 an hour.
Plus lunch.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Great job Bently....the black accents and smoked glass take it over the top!

Mike

Thank you Dutchy,  and Mike
I appreciate ALL you guys.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Really outstanding.    Everything fits together so well.   Nicely done.  Great design.  

Ron

You have scribing down to a science. Always a airtight fit up. What was Your method for the invisible seams?
Thanks,
Corelz,  Sorry to hear everybody is sick,  get better soon. 
It depends on the situation,  but typically I shim the side in place plumb,  1/2" away from where it need to reside.  Then I use a scribe pencil set at 1/2".  I rough cut it, leaving the line, then turn it on edge and belt sand to the line.  Hard to go wrong if you don't go past the line. 
Scribe molding is not in my vocabulary.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.


Scribe molding is not in my vocabulary.

Hanging my head in shame.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

I'll have to remember that next time I need to scribe something. Like when a guy told me to cut a floating shelf on a little but of an angle to avoid some sag.