Making a client’s idea into a reality can be the most exciting and rewarding aspects of our industry. I personally enjoy working with our clients on these one-of-a-kind projects. It is always interesting to combine ideas with our professionals to see what we come up with.
On this particular project, our client wanted a cabinet to put a plasma television in. Our client decided on an antique, two door, German cabinet that was ideal to house a larger television. The problem arose when that original cabinet would only open 180 degrees. Having two large doors open on either side of the cabinet was not an ideal situation. To solve this problem, the outside columns were separated from the doors and hinged, creating a double hinge so the doors would fold flat. The second obstacle we ran into was the width of the capitals on each column. They were a bit too wide to let the doors actually fold flat. We re-carved both capitals in order to reduce the overall width. With this being done, both doors would now fold flat, making the cabinet more compact when the doors were opened to watch the television. To complete the cabinet with a finished look, both the shelves and the inside were finished to match the outside.
All together, this was not a terribly difficult project. The challenge was that our client was located in New York and was in the process of moving to a different country, Ireland. This cabinet had to be completed and on the delivery truck in less than a week in order to make the container being packed in NYC destined to our client’s new home in Ireland. All that being said and done, about 70 man hours later, including final clean up, wax, and a hand polish, the cabinet was ready to be loaded on the delivery truck destined to NYC.
For more information on this project or to discuss details for your own project feel free to give us a call at 602 272-5414.
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