I'm the guy who's building a stereo/tv cabinet. I've posted a couple of
questions before and you guys have been very helpful.
Here is the cabinet I'm trying to replicate:
Everything is done, except building the doors. Has anyone built doors
like the ones used on this cabinet? They look like they were cut out of
a single piece of wood, rather than using the usual door frame built
from solid wood strips joined by lap joints. The glass inserts they use
look like they're flush with the front of the doors and are not inset
into the frame by much.
I was thinking about using a solid piece of 3/4" birch for each door
and routing out a hole for each glass insert. I could either route it
from the back, fairly deeply (like 1/2"), so the glass is close to
being flush with the door front, or route the hole from the front and
use some kind of glue to mount the glass. Veneer tape would be used
around the door edges.
Another option would be to build the door frames the usual way, then
use veneer sheeting on the door front to give the appearance of a
continuous piece of wood.
If anyone has other suggestions, I'd appreciate it.
Also, I was originally going to make a drawer for the bottom center
compartment (below the center speaker area), but I've decided to just
put a hinged door (with glass insert) on it instead, which will give me
the option of using this space for an additional component. For the
time being, however, it'll just be used for storage (dvd's etc). What
I'd like to do is have the door open and inside of it would be a box
that could slide out and be removed and set aside, without having to
use any drawer slides on the sides of the cabinet. Does anyone know of
some low profile "rollers" that I could use on the bottom of this box
so it'll slide back and forth easily without marring the surface of the
cabinet interior? If not, I'll just install a drawer slide and remove
it later if need be.