Hows that rockler jig? Did you use it with an OF1400?
I like the jig, I used it with a makita 2.5 hp router. The OF1400 would be nice but I don't own one yet.
It's on the list to get. I think the jig is easy to use, once you use it once the set up time is a couple of minutes.
As long as the boards your fluting are even on the sides you'll have no problems making perfectly straight flutes.
Looks good! Just the vent is the only thing not fond off. Be nice if you tried to hide it or did it on the other side to make it semetrical like the rest of it is.
Looking at the doors they look mitred. Are the styles and rails miterd
Thanks Jmb. When I was extending the vent I was so concerned with it working that I did not even think of where the placement would be in relation
to the cabinets on top of it. I just ran the vent straight out from the spot it was in the wall. In hindsight I should have moved it over a bit so
it was centered.
The doors are mitered, I used the domino to join the rails and styles. Because I did not have a router table on site I used one half of the
door set with the router. I clamped the 8' long boards used for the door parts and just ran the router along them. I know it's kind of cheating the frame and panel design
but the doors are so small I did not think it would matter too much.
Looks good and thanks for sharing the true story of real life customers.
On the shelf holes I used to do everyone then I started skipping a hole. I like it better. About 2" apart. And most people never move shelves after you set um in and it keeps the closet look out of the picture
Love the fluting detail with the plinth blocks. Nice jog !!
Kreg thanks, I agree about the holes, that is a time saver as well as maybe looking better. I've thought about skipping a hole, but when I'm drilling them I always forget and just
follow the jig. I will say using the cxs drill has made drilling the hundreds of holes pretty easy. I used to use a makita and would have to stop from fatigue, now I just have to stop when I get bored, lol.
Interesting project, great execution. But I have to ask the question - Is the fireplace still a functioning fireplace? I would have concerns about clearances to combustibles if it is still able to be used.
Peter thanks, I know the mantle is a bit closer than normal. I went over this detail with the client, they said they hardly ever use the fireplace. The firebox is a bit deeper than other fireplaces, we decided the distance was alright. The client was also planning to put glass doors over the front, which made me feel the distance to the mantle would not be an issue. I did tell them to be careful if they use it.
Nicely executed large custom work. While I am not a fan of the flute and plinth styling, it looks good. One point of style, the scribe at the floor is chattery. Almost looks like a chopped shim on the right side unit in the left corner. I noticed the shoe on the house baseboard is natural against the painted base, which is odd. Would look strange to run shoe around your plinth details, but might be appropriate to run a narrow one across both bottom rails. That is alot of brush work. What paint did you use?
thanks Scott. I asked the client if they wanted to run the shoe around the unit, they said no, they had plans to change the base board. The shoe is natural because whoever put it in was too lazy to paint it, there were parts with stickers still on it
I used Benjamin Moore's low voc paint. I like their paints they brush on nicely.
I know the floor is not perfect yet in the photos, I took the shots before running some caulk along the bottom. it filled in any gaps that were making shadows.