By Chris Gleason
Functional, stylish, fun-to-build furniture!
Break down the obstacles that cease you from development the furnishings you wish. whether you're brief on instruments, time or funds, you can also make functional, solid and funky stuff with assistance from Chris Gleason - a maverick expert cabinetmaker with a pointy eye for layout and little endurance for fussy, ornate interval furniture.
Armed together with his progressive innovations, you'll the right way to construct the graceful and glossy furnishings present in high-class furnishings galleries. And you'll do it with no store packed with instruments - or perhaps a store in any respect! All it takes are a few reasonably cheap transportable energy instruments and a spot to paintings, like your storage or driveway.
• construct a curved-side armoire in a single day for only $20!
• build a blanket chest with a trendy angled base for less than $40.
• Make expandable placing cabinets for DVDs and CDs in just an hour.
Building actual furnishings for daily Life helps you to circumvent intimidating conventional furnishings recommendations and construct good furnishings on the cheap. All you wish is a spot to paintings, a spot to place the completed items and the plans during this e-book.
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I used European-style concealed hinges because they make it easy to adjust to the fit of the door, and they ensure that the door hangs straight. They do require a 13⁄8" (35mm) Forstner bit to drill a hole on the inside of the door (not cheap), but you’ll be amazed at how quick and easy the hinges are to install. If you don’t want to use these hinges, a surface-mounted Euro hinge (available on-line) is a good alternative. com item #286138 ■ Optional, for adjustable shelf: 4 1⁄4" (6mm) diameter shelf pegs Rockler #33860 ⁄8" (10mm) overlay for a frameless cabinet) Rockler #55801 A step 1 ■ One of the great things about this project is that the pieces of wood required are pretty small, so you might be able to use scrap and end up with a nice cabinet for only the cost of hinges and a door pull.
My design calls for two identical side panels and four shelf panels. You can edge-band the panels if you like, but I am a big fan of the exposed plywood edge, so I left them uncovered. step 3 ■ You’ll need to drill pocket holes into the shelf ends. I positioned the holes on the underside of the shelves so they are hidden. ■ 3 clear plastic storage containers: Sterilite 35 quart, 7" x 16" x 23" (178mm x 406mm x 584mm) ■ 20-30 11⁄4" (32mm) screws for cabinet assembly step 2 ■ As I mentioned earlier, prefinishing the panels prior to assembly saves a lot of time and headaches, so now is the time.
The first of these holes is located 11⁄2" (38mm) down from the top and 21⁄2" (64mm) from the edge of the stretcher. The second is located 121⁄2" (318mm) down from the top, and 21⁄2" (64mm) from the edge. You’ll have to drill these holes on both ends of the stretcher. 62 C M Y BK Universal Graphics Singapore 07896#175m2RealFurniture048-079 9/8/05 11:55 AM Page Page 63 63 9:17 AM (TEXT BLACK plate) COMPUTER DESK ■ project six B C A step 12 Prior to finishing, assemble the desk to make sure everything lines up properly.
Building Real Furniture for Everyday Life by Chris Gleason