ways to make a removable lower panel in trophy cabinet

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Forum topic by WarriorWoodshop posted 07-28-2017 05:23 AM 1240 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2017 05:23 AM

I have been asked to use my students (those who want this project) to build a wall of display cabinets for our front entrance. They will be 6 units attached together. Each unit is 90” tall, 16” deep, and 48” wide. There will be a raised panel lower section (matches some other cabinets in the gym area) which will use the bottom 2 feet of the cabinet.

My survey is, one keep it simple to build for students to make 6 of same. We need to be able to access the electrical outlet for adding the LED lighting. This access will be for installation, and repair. With LED, hopefully not until after I retire in 10 years. However need to be prepared if needed.

The gym foyer display cabinets are on a separate base since they have taller ceilings. All wiring is coming in from the ceiling.

These mount along a block wall with the outlet already there. The plan is to use flex conduit from the existing outlet (under display bottom shelf) and run it up one corner of one of the cabinets and then conceal with a piece of trim. This is also how one one wall in gym foyer had to be done.

Let me know your thoughts, suggestions. These are 16-17 year old kids building them for one hour a day. Simplicity is key since we have to get it out, work, then put it away on a daily basis.

I have attempted to attach a basic sketchup drawing of the project. Total project 24ft long, 90” tall, 16” deep

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#1 posted 07-28-2017 05:23 AM

-- The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 01:42 PM

I would do it without any hardware.
Make it lift into a slot and drop into a dado like so,

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 02:48 PM

No time to shoot a drawing but many of the franchise build outs I’ve done the false fronts on the front counter millwork has an overlay panel with a french cleat on the back with the other side of the french cleat set about a 1/4 down in the opening. We only need access behind the panels for water supply and electrical plug ins etc, so the cleat in the top of the opening is no big deal and when you need to open it you just lift the panel, real simple and slick.

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