- The top is on the left at 32"
- The legs in the center at 16"
- The apron and bottom stretcher are cut out of the right piece at 29 wide.
This design allows for a little bit of scrap, which I use to attach the top.
I made 4 of these today to go into our home theater:
Here they are with the first coat of stain.
These are obviously not fine furniture, but will be great for holding food, books, etc. They can also be used for sitting when we have a bunch of people over.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This sectional seats 6 or 7 people:
Here are the matching recliners.
This picture shows them from the back of the theater room.
We bought all this from Pacific Lifestyle Furniture, and I have nothing but positive comments about them. I felt like we purchased very good quality furniture at a price on par with Costco (about 1/2 the expected cost), and the delivery was right on time. They are obviously a low overhead operation that keeps prices low. I found them on craigslist.
My disclaimer: I am not paid for advertising for this business. I am giving a positive review for people I was happy to do business with.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Up to this point, I have kept my furniture projects in with the remodeling stuff. After reviewing it, I think the content and audience will be somewhat different. Also, this allows me to use tags that are focussed on various woodworking topics.
Anyway, if you get the chance, take a look and comment.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here is the bookshelf unit before it was installed. This is a very simple design: 3/4" plywood sides and shelves; 3/8" bead board plywood for the back; MDF face frame pieces. I sanded, primed and painted all the pieces before assembly, saving a lot of effort.
Here is the unit installed in the wall, with side trim applied. It is shimmed solidly in place, with finish nails holding it.
This bookshelf matches the other ones we installed in our basement, to give continuity throughout the house.
The underside of the lid has 3/4" x 1 1/2" support splines to make sure it stays flat over time.
We need to paint the front with our white trim paint. Hopefully my DW will get the cushion made in the next couple of weeks.