Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

Creative custom made wooden accents and cabinet hardware take center stage.

SHOP OWNER: Alan Young
LOCATION: Ypsilanti, MI

    This unit will house a variety of audio components in its lower unit and wine and liquors in the upper unit. I built the cabinet using red oak. Using Behlenís Solar-Lux Jet Black Dye, I ebonized the black accents and the top. The top of the lower unit is finished with wipe-on polyurethane. The doors, side panels, and frame pieces are finished with Minwax Ipswich Pine and Amber Shellac. Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet
Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    The crown molding, the molding in the side panels and doors, and the door handles were all custom made in my shop.
Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    The left side of the lower unit holds a number of audio components. The client wanted metal bars to support these components.
Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    I came up with this design for the support bars.
Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    Each unit consists of a 19-inch piece of Ĺ-inch square tubing, and a 2-inch piece of 3/8-inch steel rod with a hole drilled and tapped for an 8-32 screw.

    I milled a slot in the tubing. The screw in the slot acts as a stop for the extended and retracted positions of the steel rod. Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet
Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    The rod will go into 3/8-inch holes in the vertical bars mounted on the side of the cabinets.



  Alan's Audio and Wine Cabinet

    Once the rod is inserted into the hole at the desired level, the screw is then turned all the way, until it hits the inside of the steel tubing. This tightens the rod and keeps it from retracting.

. . . Alan Young



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