The woodworking plans builder is using poplar to cover the raw plywood faces of the case frame. Brad nails hold the finished face frame to the cabinet.
• On the sides, there are large screw holes that need to be covered. Those on the bottom are covered with a thin strip of wood, providing a frame and panel look for the side. Holes in the middle receive plugs hammered in and then flush-cut. This is an acceptable approach because the cabinet will be painted.
• A 4 x 4 Douglas Fir post provides the material for the 2 7/8” high legs. After sanding and drilling pilot holes, the builder installs levelers into the bottom of the cabinet legs. Because the cabinet is so long, it can be level in any room whether the floor is level or not. His method of installing the hanging bolt ensures that he does not damage threads.
• The cabinet requires a secondary face frame that will hold acoustic fabric across an opening, concealing speakers behind the fabric. The builder uses rare earth magnets to hold this frame to the case, providing access to the camouflaged speakers.
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