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Watch Cabinet Project

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So as my collection grows and my watch boxes are full I got to thinking about a more custom style watch cabinet.

Then I found this tucked away in a corner at work.

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Dirty as fuck and complete with broken door, however it takes a lot to discourage me, so I took it home, cleaned it up and fixed the door.

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Three shelves and two drawers which should hold 10 watches each totalling 50 watches.

Gotta fashion slots and felt line everything but it should be fun bringing this piece of wood to life.

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Ill update as things progress

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Nice projects guys!

:Applause:

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8 hours ago, Xpletiv said:

Nice f'n score!

 

Going to throw some hidden LEDs in there?

That's a possibility. What colour you think?

Im fond of blue

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Yup, any thing else would look a little circusy.

Just make sure you hide them to only produce a glow, of course. You can get some of that 90° clear plastic hardware stores sell to protect wall corners, paint it(may need to trim it down to 1/8" height)and double stick tape it around the inside to hide from seeing the LEDs.

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That has cleaned up a treat - well done sir.

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2 hours ago, Xpletiv said:

Yup, any thing else would look a little circusy.

Just make sure you hide them to only produce a glow, of course. You can get some of that 90° clear plastic hardware stores sell to protect wall corners, paint it(may need to trim it down to 1/8" height)and double stick tape it around the inside to hide from seeing the LEDs.

Thanks mate, that's a good idea to hide them. I'll be doing that.

16 minutes ago, omegex said:

That has cleaned up a treat - well done sir.

Though it was filthy I saw it's potential, and it's only half way there 

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On 10/21/2017 at 07:51, Thommo82 said:

So as my collection grows and my watch boxes are full I got to thinking about a more custom style watch cabinet.

Then I found this tucked away in a corner at work.

IMG_8578.jpg

Dirty as fuck and complete with broken door, however it takes a lot to discourage me, so I took it home, cleaned it up and fixed the door.

IMG_8580.jpg

Three shelves and two drawers which should hold 10 watches each totalling 50 watches.

Gotta fashion slots and felt line everything but it should be fun bringing this piece of wood to life.

IMG_8579.jpg

Ill update as things progress

I'm liking what I'm seeing......... Great find!   :Applause:

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So I spent all fucking night measuring and cutting felt for the inside of the cabinet, off to get some glue and wood tomorrow and hopefully finish it off

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50 watches ? That's not gonna be enough ! You might want to look if there are three or four more at your work ... ;)

If you want to go with colour (RGB with remote would be the best choice) LED I would have chosen a more neutral felt, black or white.

Nice project !

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25 minutes ago, Glaude said:

50 watches ? That's not gonna be enough ! You might want to look if there are three or four more at your work ... ;)

If you want to go with colour (RGB with remote would be the best choice) LED I would have chosen a more neutral felt, black or white.

Nice project !

Decided against the lighting

Went with the green felt as I used to play a lot of pool and you know, it just felt right 

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:Applause:

You're right if you don't felt like it or maybe you were struggling to figure out how to make lightning works inside this cabinet then it struck you... :chewbacca:

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Bit more fucking around with this thing tonight. Got the slots made up for the drawers. Tedious bloody work but I'm pretty happy with how it's going

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Gotta get the top shelves on an angle for display purposes, then figure out how I'm going to make the slots for them as what I've done for the drawers won't work for the shelves 

Gluing the felt to everything is going to be REALLY fun me thinks 

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Wow, the full fucking Blue Peter there Thommo! I’m very impressed :clap:

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21 minutes ago, Foxindebox said:

Wow, the full fucking Blue Peter there Thommo! I’m very impressed :clap:

Just wait till it done

Gonna be a thing of beauty 

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you're a thing off beauty Thommo, i don't care what anyone says

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3 minutes ago, brang1 said:

you're a thing off beauty Thommo, i don't care what anyone says

My drum of bottle caps is a thing of beauty 

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impressive

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This is gonna be awesome. Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Cant believe you're allowed knives though...

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Don't forget to make the slots in the foam a little bigger before you add the felt.

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If your shelves have the height go with transparent  'C' Stands

A row of watches all angled the same will out stun those lay down cushions (I reckon you should get half a doz on each shelf)

Then if you really want to show boat your watches, a mirror to the back of the inside

 

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