Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Entertainment Center: Speaker Fabric Installation

Also completed tonight were the finishing touches on the entertainment center.  I completed the installation of all the door hinges and speaker fabric.  The speaker fabric went in like a dream using the window spline and the 1/8' dado to accept it.  It is getting late but I did manage to post a few more pictures of the detailed steps on the entertainment center page.

Today I updated the page on my deck project for a few friends who are going to attempt a project of their own.  Enjoy the pictures and let me know what questions you have.

Friday, April 6, 2012

I had the day off today and got a jump start on the finishing.  After a couple hours prepping the shop I got the spray booth all setup to begin spraying.  The temp and humidity were perfect today and i was able to get two full coals applied.  As you can see from the photos below the finish turned out like glass. I used one full gallon of coating which was twice as much as thought it would take.

i had the day off oday

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The finishing touches have now been completed on the downdraft table.  You will now see the handle which I installed for the filter caddy which comes out very easily for cleaning and access of any loose hardware that may have been dropped through the holes.  Depending on how much left over lacquer I have from the entertainment center I might apply a few coats to this cabinet as well.

Tonight I finished up the final sanding on the entertainment center.  I thought I would also include a picture of the PVC tube which I installed to help with cable management to each of the shelf areas.  I am now expecting to begin applying the finish over the next couple days or weeks as the work schedule permits.  I will be using a lacquer applied with my HVLP gun from Turbinaire  http://turbinaire.com/turbinaire_compguns.html.  For this project I will need to characterize a new material so it should be fun to get all the new pressures and gun settings dialed in.