Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My latest projects

After many months away, I'm back with my last and latest projects!

 This entertainment center is tiny but holds everything we need it to:
That's our 39" flatscreen, to give you an idea of scale.There are two hinged doors for hiding DVDs and our modem and router. Don't know if you can see it, but if you can: yes, that's my Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection, since you asked.

We also needed a coffee table, so I built this Shaker-influenced project:

There's a through-rail under the top that comes out each end, as well as a shelf underneat to hold magazines and stuff.

My next project is a lot bigger, somewhere on the scale of difficulty of the built-in bookshelves. We've been looking for a sideboard or a stepback cupboard, but we just can't find one we like. One of my woodworking books has a nice drawing of one with the height, width, and depth measurements--and that's it. So I'm trying to create my own measured drawing based on the things I like about the pictured one. More details to come. Suffice it to say that I'm taking my time with the drawings, so that when and if I start it, I'll be ready. At the same time, we'll still keep looking at antique stores.