STEREO CABINET PROGRESS: The Cabinet Starts to Take Shape
Yipee! We are to the point in the stereo cabinet project that it is actually starting to look like something. Last weekend, Brad worked on the bottom case. This is the part of case that will hold the turntable and albums. As a refresher, here is a look at the main body of the cabinet.
We are building this in two sections. The upper section will hold the receiver, speakers and some of Ryan and Emily’s many books.
Before actually cutting and joining any parts of the lower case, Brad and I did some detail drawings, so they we know (hopefully) exactly how everything will fit together.
This weekend, Brad was creating the sliding dovetail joints that will allow us to have sturdy vertical dividers in the case. First he had to set up a couple of jigs to make his cuts safely and accurately.
The groove for the sliding dovetail was cut with a router.
Setting up the jigs and tools just right takes more time than the actual cuts, but getting the set up right is what makes for a nice looking end product and Brad knows how picky I am.
For the outer corners of the case we are using half lap joints, which are both strong and I think pretty cool looking.
I fell in love with this type of joint when we made the boat hatch table. Here’s what Brad has so far.
But the best part is how happy it makes Brad to build stuff like this and if he’s happy, I’m happy! Next up, putting the vertical dividers in place and get the upper case rolling.