UNCLEFROSBY'S custom canopy for lumenarc VIDEO!!

dwdenny

New member
that is pretty neat have you made a thread yet of the parts and pics of the build? I like the four doors and the top that opens.
 

unclefrosby

New member
no but I can. I took stage by stage building and staining pics and the installation of the hardware. Ill try to post them tonight its about 50 pics. Thanks for looking all!!


Tim
 

unclefrosby

New member
they are plasic coated the open top rods that is. The door hinges are hidden piston rods, the are on the interior of the hinge, if they rust I'll put new ones in, it takes me about 10 min and being the machining forman of one of the highest end cabinet shops in CA that my dad ownes it makes it pretty easy to get them. I have about 5000 in stock right now.
 

dwdenny

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9263574#post9263574 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by onehawksfan
nice shop - beats building it in your garage with a cordless drill and handsaw!
Thats what I was thinking. Wish I had access to those tools as well or you lived in Texas. lol
 

unclefrosby

New member
haha yep the finishing that I did on the cabinet was a 6 step conversion varnish we just put up a $500,000 new finishing system in our second wherehouse bay looks great from up close when its done its as smooth as glass. As you could see from how close the lumenarc is from hitting the canopy its nice to have machines that can cut in 1/6000 inch increments. Ill start throwing the pics of the construction in here.

The 275lbs capacity hyrdo drawer slides will be here next week so I can finish the stand. Have you ever seen a stand that has a slide out sump??? HHAHAHA

thanks guys
 

unclefrosby

New member
ok guys here is the canopy pics. I can't find the basic construction of it but its just 4 face frames w/ 45 degree angles mitered together.

<img src=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0677.jpg>

HINGE PLACEMENT FOR THE BACK
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0678.jpg>
BUILDING THE TOP WITH FLUSHED CROWN MOLD TO THE BOTTOM
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0684.jpg>
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0683.jpg>
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0687.jpg>
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0690.jpg>
INTERIOR WORKINGS OF THE HINGES
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0682.jpg>

NOW THE FINISHING PART

TAPED OFF THE INSIDE AND PAINTED SWISS COFFEE WHITE
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0710.jpg>
THEN A COAT OF CLEAR IS APPLIED OVER THE WHITE FOR EASY CLEANING
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0713.jpg>
CUSTOM 2 PART STAIN WAS THEN MADE TO MATCH THE FURNITURE IN MY HOUSE EXACTLY
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0717.jpg>
FIRST RED BASE STAIN IS APPLIED
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0719.jpg>
AFTER BEING WIPED CLEAN THE TOPE DEEP MOCHA STAIN IS APPLIED
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0721.jpg>
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0723.jpg>
STAIN FINISHED NOW ON TO THE CLEAR COATS
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0728.jpg>
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0736.jpg>
AFTER THE PRIMARY SEALANT COAT IS APPLIED THAT IS ALREADY BETTER THAN 98% OF FINISHES ON THE MARKET IT IS SANDED DOWN WITH 600 GRIT SAND PAPER THEN THE FINAL COAT OF CLEAR GOES ON
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0732.jpg>
BEFORE
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0730.jpg>
AFTER
<IMG SRC=http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/mrwhitefolks410/DSCF0734.jpg>




I will make a post on monday of the construction on the open top thanks for keeping up on my project. I will begin the stand pics next week. The tank should be running as soon as Red Dragon pumps are available again from captive oceans next month,


Happy reefing
 
Top