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Offline Jayhawk

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Entertainment Center Build
« on: March 29, 2017, 10:42 PM »
This is an entertainment center build I just finished. The cabinet is made from maple that has been dyed with India ink, and the top is walnut, finished with Danish oil and after that cured, coated with lacquer. To finish off the area, my wife and I purchased some reclaimed barn wood and beam. I am going to try and attach quite a few pictures but I have not posted for a while so I apologize it I do it wrong. This was my first attempt at a cabinet of any type so any advice for the next time would be appreciated. Thanks for looking.

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Offline Max Fracas

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 11:30 PM »
@Jayhawk
Nicely done.  Fits the space really well.  Is the tea light on the shelf your design as well? 

BTW I'm a Jayhawks fan (born in Wichita) ... Sorry to see them focused on next year so soon.

Offline Jayhawk

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 11:42 PM »
That was a project from the wood smith shop tv show that I made about 4 years ago. I made about eight of them and gave them to family members for Christmas. Thanks for the compliments.

Offline JBag09

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 08:00 PM »
That looks really good. I love the contrast between cabinet and the top. Great job!


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Offline #Tee

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 08:40 PM »
very nice! how much in material cost?
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Offline Jayhawk

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 09:15 PM »
The materials roughly cost about $550-600 including the soft close Blum hinges, Blum under mount drawer slides, and polyurethane and lacquer. Just the plywood, maple and walnut came to about $450. Compared to what I found when shopping for furniture, I'm pretty happy I took the time to make something that will hopefully last.

Offline #Tee

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 09:21 PM »
nice! love the precision work
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Offline tekaddictnyc

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Like the build.  Came out really nice.  How did you cover up the pocket holes in the inside of the cabinets?

Offline HMR

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 10:38 AM »
Nice work!

Offline travisj

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 12:31 PM »
Nicely done!


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Offline Jayhawk

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 11:01 PM »
Thanks everyone. Tekaddictnyc, I built a small section that dropped in after I attached the face frame so the pocket screws would not be visible. The sides slid down onto some dominos and then I screwed them to the main cabinet up in the drawer area where they would not be seen. That is one area where I hoped someone would give me some advice for future projects. Unfortunately, OCD has a pretty good hold on me. I had some cabinets built a while ago and the guy that built them attached the face frames with finish nails from the front, then filled the holes and they bug me every time I see them. Thanks again.

Offline richy3333

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 02:12 AM »
I think it looks absolutely great. You can be very proud 😀👍

Offline Builtinking

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 04:25 PM »
Looks good what's next ?
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Offline neilc

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Re: Entertainment Center Build
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 05:17 PM »
Nicely done.  The inset panels with that color and top work together nicely.

Always great to finish a project that looks so good!