I created this entertainment stand to hold our living room electronics, DVDs, and PlayStation games. I’d previously made a bookshelf (I’ll have to add a picture soon) and my wife wanted it to coordinate.
Since the doors needed to slide past each other I created the hardware using skateboard wheel bearings and a narrow track. And to brace the bottom of the doors and keep things sliding evenly I added bearings from a router bit to hold the doors plumb.
My new toolbox I made over the last few months.
I was inspired to make this toolbox/ briefcase type thing after viewing Henry O. Studley‘s 1900’s tool box. I fell in love with it and wanted to make my own interpretation of his classic.
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Made of all solid hardwood construction with hand cut/ chiseled dove tailed joinery. Materials used include maple, sycamore, walnut, sheet copper – thicker gauged.
When starting this project I believed the case and drawers would have been the lion’s share of the build.
I was wrong.
After constructing the case and drawers I found myself at a loss with what to do with the 2 large open areas and how to fill every single square inch of all the dead space. Sounds simple, keep in mind I wanted a look and a flow to how everything would be housed in the cabinet. All the while when fully closed and latched I wanted to be able to roll this thing down the stairs and nothing would move out of place.The trickiest parts of the projects are often unseen before you start.
I’m glad I started.
This is the second nightstand in a set that I made.
I carved the design out with chisels.
One of the doors pulls open like a door should. The other pulls out like a drawer.
It was a commissioned piece because I sold the first one at an art show. The buyer liked it so much that they asked for a second one so they could be mounted on either sides of their bed.