Intro: Steampunk Computer Monitor
This is another work in progresss.
I plan to add a few more visual do dads,
The tools to make this were a table saw, chop saw jig saw, and a router, sander.
The wood is walnut with a dark mahogony stain with spray laquer, 2 coats.
The carvings on top were 6 bucks at the local hardware, stained black wiped off, then mahogony. (They started out birch color)
The construction is like making a single cabnet door except I ran the rails out into the cylinders and connected them to my
cut disks I would wrap the vaneer on.
I stapled and glued the first layer of vaneer on backwards paper side out then used super strength 90 spray contact cement
to attach the outside peice.
The vaneer I cut 1/2 inch over size and trimed off the excess with a razor knife.
Base peices are just made like a picture frame and screwed from below.
The rivets are 1/8 inch aircraft, pre-drilled then driven into the chip board circle form like a nail.
If you wanted a more steamy look you could use a sona tube and cover them with copper flashing from the roofing department,
instead of making the coloms of walnut vaneer, this would save the time to cut the circular disks and covering them with wood.