Bespoke Low Sideboard & Media Cabinet

Low/ media sideboard

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Specifications:

• American Black Walnut and European White Oak.
• Wide stave solid Walnut top.
• Finger pull soft close drawers.
• Hand finished in a Satin/Matt Wax Oil.
• Dimensions (mm)  L1900  x  W420-480  x  H500

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Oak Lounge Suite

Oak cabinetry, glazed display and book casing.

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Specifications:

• European White Oak, hand finished in a Satin Matt Wax Oil.
• Glazed display casing with switched LED downlighting.
• Toughened glazing and polished edge shelving.
• Integrated  HI-FI speaker connection points (binding posts on a custom Oak plate).
• Soft-close/Self-close door hinges and drawer runners.
• Adjustable shelving.
• Octagonal brass knobs.

Awaiting cabling and new carpet installation.

Classic Alcove Wardrobes

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Specifications:

• Cabinet linings in durable, white textured melamine.
• Vertical fluting with matching crown and skirting mouldings.
• Face framing, doors, top and back panels in Dulux ‘Timeless’.
• Custom door design with ‘faux’ break to give balance to the design (see detail picture).
• Soft-close/Self-close door hinges and drawer runners.
• Full height mirrors.
• Chrome ‘Bee-hive’ door knobs.
• Space to accommodate TV media equipment.
• Half drop clothes hanging.

Custom glazed display cabinetry with media centre

Complete and awaiting a trim and stretch by a professional carpet fitter. This is key to avoid any creep, creases or rolls in the future.

Specifications:

• Cabinet linings in European Oak (acrylic matt).
• Face framing, doors, top and back panels in Joa’s White (Farrow & Ball paints).
• Custom door design in harmony with existing internal Oak doors (see picture).
• Soft-close/Self-close door hinges.
• Pilkington toughened glazing and polished edge adjustable shelves.
• Switched LED down lights.
• Brushed s/steel door buttons.
• Flatscreen TV on swing-out bracket with a concealed cable run to lower media cabinet.

Mission Control

A sneaky peak at our control room desking install inside the brand new Music Production Suite at York St John University. This is going to be a fantastic facility when all the audio and video editing gear goes in…lots of flashy lights!

Alcove Furniture WIP (Week 3)

Cont’d from Week 1 and Week 2 …

The last part of the workshop process is the finishing. It is very important to put the preparation in before applying the finish. This involves scraping off excess glue, sanding out any saw marks, pencil lines, scratches and steaming out any knocks before keying or prepping the surfaces through the sand paper grits to a 180/240 grit finish.

Here we can be seen the MDF face frame components and the two beech frames (behind) being prepped. I like to apply two coats of WB (water based) acrylic primer one after the other and allow to dry overnight so the MDF edges go nice and hard. The primer is knocked back flat with 240 grit on the faces and 180 grit on the MDF cut edges. I am often asked how best to seal the MDF edges. The important thing is to harden them off so that when rubbed back you stop that perpetual fluffing or flowering of the surface. There are many ways to do this… wallpaper boarder adhesive, PVA, shellac sanding sealer, polyurethane varnish, acrylic varnish, wood stopping fillers… It’s all about binding those fibers so you can knock off the nibs (denib) to leave a smooth edge. Continue reading