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Blog series by Luke updated 02-11-2011 09:41 PM 3 parts 20761 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Built in Entertainment Center

01-18-2011 07:08 AM by Luke | 6 comments »

I took it upon myself to get back into woodworking by building an entertainment center in a TV nook that was in our house. Previously I had done some bookshelves from New Yankee Workshop and they came out nice, but this by far has been the biggest project. There are somethings that I like about it, but somethings were a learning process. I started the face frame by doing half-lap joints, with Thru-dowel pins holding it together. They came out nice, even though with paint you’d ne...

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Part 2: Wall Paneling and Mantel added

02-04-2011 06:35 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

Well the entertainment center wasn’t enough, so we decided to take the wall that was next to the entertainment center needed a mantel and some pizazz. It was just molded concrete around the fireplace and we never had a place to put stockings during Christmas season and such so we decided to make a mantel to put them on. Initially we were going to tear the concrete surround down but decided it was going to be too much work and we have a baby coming in a few weeks, I didn’t want t...

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Part 3: Paint is on... almost done.

02-11-2011 09:41 PM by Luke | 0 comments »

Well, the painter has taken the tape and paper down, and all thats left is to put the nobs and hardware back on, and its done! This project taught me so much, I learned about cutting corners (both literally and cost wise) and I got a new table saw out of it mid way through, painted it, scraped all the paint off because It didn’t stick, then built the second half, then decided to add floor to ceiling wainscoting to match the entertainment center, then we decided to build a mantel ...

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