watching TV in style

Here are some photos of the TV panel, drawers and shelves that I’ve completed and installed. I hope you like it all.TV panel, drawers, shelves and slate.The panel veneer is poplar burr with a solid cherry surround and ebony stringing for the dark line border. The surface is Welsh slate, Berwyn slate quarry near Llangollen.

drawers openI made the drawers from birch plywood and sprayed a high gloss lacquer on the fronts.

IMG_1524This is a detail of the drop flaps. I mitre cut the solid cherry edge and the ebony inlay. The hinges are hidden when the flap is closed.

glass shelvesThese two glass shelves are 12mm thick. I cut a 12mm wide slot with a router into the backing and simply slotted them in. The fit was tight enough to hold them in place without any more fixing. Phew!

cabinet for retro hi-fi equipment

Here are some photos of a hi-fi cabinet I’ve just completed. It’s over 2 metres long and made of MDF, with cut-outs for cables in each cupboard.Here it is in the spray booth…And here it is in it’s new home, with castors on the bottom for easy access to the wiring.MDF can flex very easily, so I re-inforced the cupboard under the amplifier with 2 oak battens. The cabinet has a minimalist look, so the doors are set back into the cupboards to give a bit of interest to the