Thursday, October 4, 2018

Troop Cabinet Done!

After sanding and applying a simple Danish Oil finish the last step was to attach the old style drawer pulls.  With that step now complete, I'm going to call this unit done with one reservation.

The case will be really heavy - like 80 pounds when fully loaded with metal mini's.  One of the intended uses for the case is to transport mini's for convention games and that weight makes it unwieldy and somewhat dangerous to carry round.  Whats the solution?  Build a rolling cart for the case to attach to and use for transport.

I need to build a rolling cart for my band saw and might as well build a second for this bad boy.  The cart will match the overall footprint of 22 x 18.5 inches and be 12 inches tall.  Pop the case on the cart, clip it in and away we go.

A few people have asked about the gap between the top shelves and the case top.  I left that on purpose to allow for the transporting / storing of larger models and scenery.  Or I could have just mis-measured the size of the drawers.....

I'll let you decide

9 comments:

Anton Ryzbak said...

Magnificent!

Lee Hadley said...

Excellent. Your 'skilz' are apparently unlimited.

Curt C said...

That is pretty darn posh. Beautiful job Miles!

Peter Douglas said...

Looks fabulous Miles, I'm quite envious of your workshop and skills. Looking forward to seeing the dolly for this bad boy, though I'm surprised you had got your son to engineer you a robot to cart it to and from the Miles-mobile.

Robb Macquarrie said...

Looks great Miles!

Domesticated Bill said...

You did finish the cabinet for your wife first didn't you or have you labelled this one a prototype. It does look good though and puts my Ikea draw stacks to shame.

Lasgunpacker said...

Very nice! The roller base will help with moving it, particularly if it prevents the case from toppling.

And something about the doors says "locker" to me, so maybe it needs some inspirational posters? (pinups)

caveadsum1471 said...

Lovely,I really like the pulls with space for a label,a trolley is a good idea but it's still a straight lift onto the floor,I guess it's your own green gym!
Best Iain

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Beautiful!