TV Panel and Floating Shelves
Posted on 10th November 2021 at 22:29
I’m coming to the end of a job that requires nearly 4 metres in length of wall cabinets to be hung. the difficulty is that the cabinets themselves are fairly heavy, but they also need to carry a 40mm thick solid slate worktop. All this needs to be attached to a hollow studded wall without any support from underneath, and just to make it more difficult the whole construction is quite low on the wall – the perfect height for someone to sit down on.
After much consultation with my customer and my friend Noel, we settled upon fixing a steel hanging rail on the wall with a combination of chemical and mechanical anchors drilled into the stone work behind the stud wall.
Here’s Noel drilling the holes for the through bolts. These will secure the steel rail in place.
The cabinets are attached to the rail with these catches spread along the whole structure.
Here’s the whole piece attached without the top…
… and here I am showing that it works.
Here are some photos of the TV panel, drawers and shelves that I’ve completed and installed. I hope you like it all.
The panel veneer is poplar burr with a solid cherry surround and ebony stringing for the dark line border. The surface is Welsh slate from Berwyn slate quarry near Llangollen.
I made the drawers from birch plywood and sprayed a high gloss lacquer on the fronts.
This is a detail of the drop flaps. I mitre cut the solid cherry edge and the ebony inlay. The hinges are hidden when the flap is closed.
These two glass shelves are 12mm thick. I cut a 12mm wide slot with a router into the backing and simply slotted them in. The fit was tight enough to hold them in place without any more fixing.
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