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Old 08-15-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Curvaceous Cabinets

After looking at an incomplete project for sooo long, I finally have my cabinetry act together. Just to make things fun, all cabinets are built as curves.

I laminated 1/8" okumne plywood to 1/8" lauan door skin, with 6 oz. epoxy cloth in the middle. All of this was wrapped around a custom form to get the curve. This method worked well, and once set, the curve didn't straighten out, like when using your basic yellow glue.

The upper section is carbon fiber and polished aluminum. The hood has a 12" automotive radiator fan in it, really sucks up the heat and odors. The hood was the only part of the project that I jobbed out, as my TIG welding skills are non-existent. Though I did make the patterns for the metal cuts.

The cabinet door under the sink tilts out from the bottom, and contains the trash. You can also see my over-and-under mount sink. I tossed out the funky old heater and installed a second AC under the new Dometic/SMEV range top. The floor-to-ceiling cabinet is closet above, and storage with a roll-out microwave below. Four LED puck lights make for nice task lighting at night, without having to turn on the overheads.

Still a little sanding, fitting and shelf work to do...

I've got pics of the process, if anyone is interested in more technical details.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:38 PM   #2
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Those look really fantastic!

What is the object attached to the vent hood or is it just an optical illusion. It looks like there's something more there that you can't quite pick out in the picture.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:55 PM   #3
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Over/under mount?
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Those look really fantastic!

What is the object attached to the vent hood or is it just an optical illusion. It looks like there's something more there that you can't quite pick out in the picture.
Thanks! That's a free-form carbon fiber speaker box/hood-attacher thingie! Maybe the attached pic tells a better story. It conforms to the curve of the inner skin, and flares out to hold the speaker. I built a wacky-looking form, then stretched black fabric over it. That got epoxied, then a few layers of matting and carbon fiber.
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Over/under mount?
Details in another post: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...nk-152716.html

It's over the base plywood, but it's an under mount sink mounted under the laminate.

It's worked well, you can easily wipe off the countertop.
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Looks great!
I like the Star Trek motif upper cabinet electronics all over the place, and then you kept the Formica and aluminum trim below to maintain old school look.
Can you squeeze in a Keggerrater anywhere? Maybe under the sink and bring the tap out the top of the counter between the sink and stove?
Looks great, keep going man!
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That's beautiful!
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... That's a free-form carbon fiber speaker box/hood-attacher thingie!
That's exactly what it looked like.


Really like the curved cabinets. Nice job all around.

The hood is great, too.
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Beautiful work!!! What are all of the gadgets in the cabinet above the sink? I love how you mounted the sink!
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Wow that's awesome
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Fun stuff! A man needs his projects. Keep it free...
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