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Arcade Cabinet - Installing the Software
by Lorenz Prem on 05-18-2013 8:56 pm

To make the arcade cabinet come to life we needto install a few pieces of software on the PC contained within.This will take some time to complete, but once the work is done thecabinet will be able to play just about any title from the goldenyears of the arcade.

You can use these instructions to turn your PC into an Arcadesimulator. The keyboard won't offer the same experience as anarcade joystick, but the games will run just the same.

Install an Operating system

The operating system of your cabin

How to build a Showroom Quality Shoe Rack
by Lorenz Prem on 01-12-2013 3:18 pm

The most requested item of furniture in my houseis a shoe rack. Never wanting to build just any shoe rack I didsome research to figure out what makes a shoe rack pop. What I havecome up is a plan for a showroom quality shoe rack; a rack thatfinds the perfect balance between the need for storage and the needfor presentation. Let's take a look at what it takes to build yourown showroom quality shoe rack.


As always anypiece of furniture must be designed with the userin mind. The depth and height requirements chang

How to build a Face Frame Cabinet
by Lorenz Prem on 12-05-2012 4:17 pm

Face frame cabinets have a long tradition in theUS. Their solid-wood show surface makes face frame cabinets apopular choice in high-end kitchens. A face frame cabinet takesmore time and materials to build than a frameless cabinet, but ithas an elegance that some customers crave. Let's take a look at howone of these cabinets is constructed.

Face frame cabinet

The face-frame cabinet gets its name from the solid frame thatis attached to the front face of the cabinet. This frame is bothdecorative and structural. The eleme

Frameless Cabinet Construction Overview
by Lorenz Prem on 11-26-2012 11:54 pm

European style frameless cabinets are a commonsight in modern kitchens across America. Originally designed tomake kitchens cheaper, frameless cabinets are now considered to bemodern and stylish. Let's take a look at what it takes to build aframeless cabinet.

The Basics

A frameless cabinet consists of an open-front box reinforcedwith rails and a thin back. All components of the cabinet have beendesigned to allow for fast and economical industrial production.Frameless cabinets are both sturdy and make economical use of

Cabinet Door Calculator Update - Version 1.1
by Lorenz Prem on 11-12-2012 5:23 pm

The cabinet door calculator has been a popularfeature on Hingmy since its creation. While it was undoubtedlyuseful, version 1.0 only supported a single doors with a singlepanel.

Getting ready for my kitchen and bathroom builds I decided toupgrade the cabinet door calculator. The new version is moreversatile and easier to use. The new help system makes it easier tounderstand what the calculator is actually doing.

New features

  • Start with the opening: Version 1.0of the
Understanding blum undermount Drawer Slides
by Lorenz Prem on 10-27-2012 5:24 pm

Undermount drawer slides are a mark of qualityin kitchens today. They offer an effortless feel of motion whenopening and closing drawers no other system on the market canmatch. Cabinet makers love them for their forgiving nature.Undermount drawer slides are much easier to install than theirtraditional forbearers.

One of the largest, most well-known makers of undermount drawerslides is the Austrian company blum. Over the years their Tandemdrawer system has built a reputation for quality and ease ofinstallation. Let's take a look a

An Overview of Drawer Front Joinery
by Lorenz Prem on 10-10-2012 6:41 pm

There are many options for joining a drawerfront to the sides of the drawer. Let's take a look at all of themand examine their strengths and weaknesses.

Butt Joint

The butt joint is the simplest of all drawer joints. The sideare connected to the front with glue only.Due to the small contactarea and having to glue end grain, the butt joint is the weakest ofall drawer joints.

If nail holes are not an important esthetic consideration, thejoint can be reinforced with brad nails. With screws the butt j

Shaker style Dinner Table Plans
by Lorenz Prem on 10-09-2012 4:04 pm

Tables are one of the most common woodworkingprojects attempted by a novice woodworker. Every home needs a few.One of the simplest, yet most enduring table design is the Shakertable. Let's take a look at what it takes to build this verysimple, yet sturdy table.


The legs of the table are simple straight posts. The railsconnect to the posts using mortise and tenon joints. The corners ofthe posts are rounded over to keep the edges from splitting underuse.

The blanks for the legs are best

Arcade Cabinet - Computer
by Lorenz Prem on 08-03-2012 6:28 pm

The marquee, the sign at the top of the monitor,is built from two strips of plexiglass. The artwork is sandwichedbetween them. A light source lights the marquee from behind.

Light Source

The light source behind the marquee should be bright and cool.Traditional light bulbs are too hot to install behind plexiglass.They would melt the marquee and could even cause a fire.

A florescent light strip or a couple of LED lights are a betteroption. They keep the heat down.

Tie the light

Arcade Cabinet - Electrical
by Lorenz Prem on 08-01-2012 6:28 pm

The arcade cabinet requires a fully functioningPC to operate. You can simply place a fully assembled PC in thebottom of the cabinet, or you can install the componentsseparately.

Power Strip

To power the different components of the PC, a power strip mustbe installed. Pin a generic power strip to the cabinet wall.

The power cord of the strip must be routed outside to connectthe cabinet to a wall socket. The simplest solution is to removethe plug from the end of the cord, drill a hole through th

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