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post #3076 of 3949
Mock up layout of the doors, there will be a guide rail on the top and bottom. Some slide then right on the plywood edge but I prefer not to.

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post #3077 of 3949

SG: That's some amazing work you're doing. The bench on its own is a great looking "tool"

 

When you say you've researched before diving into these projects, do you have any books or other materials you could recommend with respect to building these MCM style designs?

post #3078 of 3949
Thanks! I like to think of myself as doing contemporary work, rather than mcm, though I do suppose it has a big influence.

I have a few basic carpentry books but most of my research is done online, for instance this piece has a bit if Jean Prouve influence in how I'm doing the door hardware.

The individual choices are made after the initial idea is fleshed out, for example a simple structure lends itself to visible joinery where a complicated structure need not show additional complication.

I research each procedure individually if it is something I would like to apply but do not have experience with it.

Sorry if that is vague, it's a fluid process.
post #3079 of 3949

Thank you for the reply, it's definitely a worthwhile insight into your thought process, and what direction to take. Calling that contemporary instead of MCM gives direction. Your answer is what I thought it would be - read, research, then do more reading and researching :)

post #3080 of 3949
And a series of ah-ha moments which coincide with other progress. For instance I was watching an interview with Mira nakashima as she spoke about her father creating his style, which she described as an architectural base holding a freeform slab. I had not previously heard it put so simply.

There have been many more, but that one stands out. I don't quite sign onto his aesthetic, but I do appreciate the insight.
post #3081 of 3949

Handmade knife by John Neeman Tools in Latvia.

 

 

lefty 

 

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post #3082 of 3949
^cool.

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Literally half way done with the doors, needed more room in my shop so I hung this on the wall. Wall needed some prep, again, so I skim coated and repainted it.

Old cabinet on the right, preparing for the walk of shame.

Would Anyone with some photoshop skills and a little spare time like to put down a wood floor?
post #3083 of 3949
I like it. Very much along the lines of what I would like (most retail options don't have enough depth for the stereo receiver or HTPC).

Are you going to install one of those IR repeater devices so that you can still use remote controls with the doors closed? You could mount the "eye" on the bottom-back of the TV and it would probably get enough signal bounced to it that you wouldn't even need direct line of sight. Then just run the repeater wires through the wall and into the cabinet.
post #3084 of 3949
Thanks! Yep, seems most are generally 1" shallower inside.

I will just open the doors to use the equipment, let's them get some air and remain cool when in use.
post #3085 of 3949
RF FTW
post #3086 of 3949
It's temping. Just what I needed, another reason to crawl behind that wall.
post #3087 of 3949
So no legs in its future? I personally think it would look better w/ legs, but still looks very nice

By the way, those IR repeaters are great, until you try them on DVRs - they get buggy as hell. Mine worked fine for like 2 days and then the DVR refused to recognize the relayed signal. Go figure.
post #3088 of 3949
My repeater has worked flawlessly for about 8 years, including with the DVR. It's whatever brand they sell at Best Buy/Magnolia.
post #3089 of 3949
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

So no legs in its future? I personally think it would look better w/ legs, but still looks very nice

By the way, those IR repeaters are great, until you try them on DVRs - they get buggy as hell. Mine worked fine for like 2 days and then the DVR refused to recognize the relayed signal. Go figure.

Thanks!

This is in my study, which is in the basement, so I prefer everything that can be on the wall rather than the floor to do so. Attaching to the wall has a few other pluses; flush mount where you do not see wires behind it, and it does not need the additional 2-3" that floor standing cabinets seem to require.

I think the most major need of this setup are in-wall speakers that can be painted white.
post #3090 of 3949
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

^cool.

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Literally half way done with the doors, needed more room in my shop so I hung this on the wall. Wall needed some prep, again, so I skim coated and repainted it.

Old cabinet on the right, preparing for the walk of shame.

Would Anyone with some photoshop skills and a little spare time like to put down a wood floor?

positing of speakers is rubbish

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