as per my sons needs/wishes, (I thought Id be putting in a built in), in a tight space in an already crowded finished basement, Im currently making a low box/credenza? type unit for him to store his most used board games. Its not enough he has 13000 computer things, he also enjoys old fashioned board games, and he needs something to store them in, at least the ones he uses the most(hell have to put the others in the attic so I can finish off his bar wall area)
The spot its going is tuff, under a flat screen, next to the stairs, so it cant be very deep, and it has to be no more than 72 inches long.
He asked me to make it 28 inches high, so it wont interfere with the flatscreen since theres already a low drop ceiling down there.
I didnt draw up anything, Im just figuring it out as I go along. Very simple. Im using pocket screws for the entire unit(Please dont throw me off the website for that, and I apologize to the flatworkers here, but this is a toy box)
Im using spanish cedar, mahogany(leftovers) and sapele, all mixed in.
I have no clue what the top is. Its the same stuff I used for his bar top and table top in the same room, so it will all match nicely. Its extremely heavy, and very smooth wood. Reminds me of ipe or something in that family.(it doesnt make that yellowish/greenish dust when tooled though)
My son is coming over noontime sunday so he can help me run the top through the drum sander as I cannot handle it myself. Getting it from the house(glued up inside) to the garage almost gave me a hernia.
Knocked out 4 adirondack chairs last week, 2 to my new neighbor, and 2 to someone else. I needed to make 6, but didnt have enough wood for the last 2, so Im figuring the person I gave 2 chairs to will probably give me a gift certificate(standard thing I tell my wife when someone wants to recipricate since I dont charge for anything) and Ill use that for the extra lumber I need.
few pics, where Im at, doors will be simple panels exactly like the sides, 4 doors. IM using that mystery wood for the panels(flat panels, keeping it simple)
The top needs to be cut to size and sanded up.
*design note-the unit is high off the floor because his baseboard radiator is along the wall and the unit will be in front of it, so I didnt want to block the heat. I will line the bottom of the unit with that silver stuff I line my radiator covers with to deflect the heat and the bottom wont get hot.
Its difficult to build units this length in a crowded garage. Im very unhappy it doesnt look good for my new shop space, noone can sell a home and noone is moving, so looks like Im stuck where I am for now.
wish I had some width on my shop so I can move around a unit this size comfortably.