Monday, April 28, 2008

Constructing the back of the cabinet

The past couple of weeks I have been busy with sanding and painting the coin door (which wasn't a big success :) and especially with building the backside of the cabinet - which turned out great.

The progress on the coin door is something for another post, probably like when I recieve the door back from a friend who's a professional (spray-)painter.

For the backside of the cab I started out putting the top- and bottom panels in place. As you can see on the pictures they each consist out of two pieces of MDF. One piece of the usual 16mm and another piece ontop which is just 8mm. The bevel created that way is for support of the door and to make the door flush with the rest of the backside. I used the thinner MDF for the door because it doesn't need to be as solid as the rest of the cabinet and that would only make the cabinet heavier.

Fixed a nice lock on the topside of the door to - duh - lock it in place. And it gives a real authentic look to it :) I glued a little plinth piece to the inside of the cab where the lock closes, because I had a margin of about 4 mm. But now it's perfectly tight when the door is shut.


Chris said...

Awesome work there, looks really good quality. I can't wait to see the finished article.

I have a MAME cab but too am craving a DK after watching that film. :)

Anonymous said...

What happened to your project? I hope all is going well.

ChapelJuice said...

yes, please keep us updated! I was thinking of starting this as well...where did you get all of your dimensions/specs from?

Anonymous said...


Just seen your homepage about bulding a DK cabinet. it´s really awesome and must have taken quite som time. I´m thinking of making my own cabinet just like yours.
Do you have cm´s of how big the cabinet is? sides, front back and so on.
It´s strange that all measurements are done in inches (US) and havent been able to find a proper homepage except yours !!
It´s not easy to be an european and to build a cabinet.....
Hope to hear from you :-)