Entertainment Center #2: Finally Started

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Blog entry by cowboyup3371 posted 09-27-2020 10:15 PM 438 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wife asked me a few years ago to build a new entertainment center to hold her Breyer Horse models and obviously the TV yet it sat on my back burner. Then, last year, the wife won a 65” flat screen as part of a raffle at work and so I decided I needed to get serious about it. Although my workshop is good sized, we don’t have a lot of storage space for project work. Consequently, after drawing up the project plans below, I decided to start on the smaller work first since that could be brought home while waiting on everything else.

I started on some practice work in May and then June finally saw me actually able to start working on building stuff. A short break to rebuild my daughter’s motorcycle engine meant I had to stop until a couple of weeks ago when I got back into it with gusto. So, here we go.

The project design:

The carcass will be made from white oak plywood with a face frame, glass shelves, and lights in the top.

And the four center drawers that will hold videos are finally cut from Poplar. Those are all hand-cut dovetails and though not perfect, are my best ones to date. Only one corner of one drawer was very loose (one where a lot of filler is in) while the others are close to being too tight. I should have the drawers finished in the next few weeks.

Each white oak face will have this scroll work from walnut inlaid into the middle with a pull

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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