Your work is exquisite and requires a buyer who appreciates quality. Fantastic!
thanks nick. that's quite a first comment. I'd like to find buyers who appreciate quality... and can afford it too. :)
Jeremy Talbot [10/17/2008]
Brian,this is a very nice piece, I think you should be able to find a buyer. Does the tv slide out as well? Remember, when developing a new product it always takes more time, then it gets done quicker from there. Still a nice piece!
sean m titmas [10/26/2008]
im a big fan of combining old world style with modern technology and you did a fine job with your cabinet. if you stream line the design to make it more efficient and sub out the cutting to a CNC shop you will have a product that can be successfully sold to the niche market of audiophiles. nice work. any more to show?
thanks for the compliment. i thought of the cnc idea. it would have to be something like that to make this work. i don't have anything else right now.
Hi, I like your piece - esp the simple lean design. My eye however needs a rail on the bottom of both top and lower cabinets. M
thanks Mark for your helpful thoughts on this. i never considered a bottom rail on the upper section but the lower cab i did. but i ordered my panels wrong for that to line up.
where did you find the design for the speaker enclosures? Everything looks great but i would have flush mounted the speaker drivers, as they look and sound better that way
Beautiful cabinet Brian! I'm also a big fan of streamlining the old with the new. How did you feed the speaker wires into the doors? And where is the feed hidden?
Very nice piece. One suggestion to bring down the cost and labor would be to do everything inside with the black melamine. Right now you have it mixed. I don't think it would take away from the piece very much to replace your solid wood item inside, since they will be covered up anyway once someone puts components in it. But it would definitely lower the cost and time involved. I do a lot of contemporary entertainment centers, and I always do the inside in black and put all of effort into my exterior and finish.
@NB - i came up with the speaker enclosures myself. i don't really know the best way to do them. i just liked this look. yes i've been told that i should flush the speakers and i agree.
@Seamus - thanks for the compliment also. when i took the pictures i didn't have any wires run. i still don't have a good idea about how to run them to the speakers.
@sandy - thanks. i think your right about the black melamine. I built it the way i would like to have it if it were my own disregarding cost, but i may have to make concessions. There are other things i could change to bring costs down. I think laminated mdo might cost less but i don't know much about using that material.
It might be a long shot, but how about finding an extra-long drillbit and making up a jig to keep the bore straight right below the five-knuckle? If that sounds a bit much, how about adding a 3/4 peice of solid stock along the inside toward the hinge? You could dado out the back to recess for the wires.
blaine vonhagen [11/13/2008]
nice work , a stickley piece that size would probably sell for about 7000 you could tighten your revieals to 3/32 and do it in quartersawn white oak also do a fake through mortice on your legs so it looks like the rails are morticed through the front of the legs. the extra time and materials would pay off in the end with a true mission piece
Erik Disler [11/25/2008]
Hello, I would like to say that this is a beatifully designed custom cabinet, but personally, I wouldn't choose to mass produce this design. The upper cabinet limits the dimensions of the monitor. The drawer configuration also seems to be very specific to the electronics. In my humble opinion, furniture that is tightly coupled to the dimensions of electronics technologies are a tougher sell because of the built in obsolesence.
Well Brian, the first step would be to see if there is a market at all for a particular design. If so, you then find a ways to streamline your production for cost effectiveness.