Entertainment Center #2: Cabinent #3 Carcass

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 07-25-2016 08:03 PM 949 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Downstairs entertainment center project proceeding fairly well though the shop is still a cluttered mess of in process projects and storage (typical move something to move something to be able to work story, though things are improving). I cut and assembled carcass for cabinet #3. Though I have a mistake to fix ;-)

Original Project Sketches
I’m not a Sketch-up user for my woodworking projects. Guess I’m still old school. I prefer a quad pad and pencil or a white board during initial design. Then if I need to get very detailed I’ll use a CAD program—but so far my project don’t require that level of detail. Below are my sketches

Cabinet #3 Carcass

Thought this last cabinet is one of the most challenging I’m building to date. A CD/DVD/Blu-ray disk rack three layers deep. Two of the layers are hinged to swing out, one behind the other in a cabinet that is even with the other cabinets that make up the center.

Wonder if with all the Ryobi, Kreg Jig, Home Depot, and Rockler equipment I’m using if any of them would sponsor me or at least have me a tester for new equipment? That grey Husky cabinet is filled with Ryobi One+ tools.

Here’s the mistake. The cabinet height for this last cabinet is 20”s too high. The problem when you try to get too much accomplished over a weekend. What is it measure twice, cut once ;-) Fortunately, this is an easy mistake to fix next weekend [unscrew the pocket screws for the top, cut the sides down 20”s, re-drill pocket holes on sides, reinstall top and move on]

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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