Entertainment Center in QSWO -Phase 2

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 10-29-2014 04:58 PM 3287 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I posted the first part of my Entertainment center project ( The plan was to add a center bridge cabinet and side display cases. I finally had the time to complete the project. The style is Art and Crafts to match the other furniture in the room.

The cabinets are made from QSWO (solid and plywood). There are three separate cabinets in the unit plus the original tv base cabinet. The center cabinet is 78.75” h x 54.5” w x 19.5”d. The side display cabinets are 73.75” h x 19.5” w x 15.5” d. Construction included dado joints, biscuits, pocket holes, a whole lotta clamps and about a quart of glue.

The cabinets are joined using panel connectors. The cabinets have illuminated with 3 watt LED puck lights and there is LED strip lighting to illuminate the ceiling above the cabinets. The finish is General Finishes Candlelight oil stain, satin Arm-R-Seal and clear Briwax.

I have dozens of construction photos and here are some highlights.

The center cabinet display niche was assembled with dados, glue and screws.

The back panel was 0.25” QSWO plywood with solid wood frame.

The bottom back panel is rabbetted and attached with screws.

The side cabinets were built with pocket hole screws (hidden) and dados.

The cabinet doors are frame and panel with stub tenons and the applied grill work.

This is probably the largest installation that I have undertaken so far. Now I need to load up the display shelves.


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#1 posted 10-29-2014 05:30 PM

Nice! Great crafting.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 06:42 PM

That is one quality unit. You won’t find that in your average furniture store!
Really impressive.

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 10:26 PM

Vincent, I really like the muntin details on the doors. I may need to steel that at some point. :) That is one huge project and you did really well with it. Enjoy!

-- Art

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 11:34 PM

Man that is a beautiful entertainment cabinet! I love how you got that ray fleck to pop! If I were watching a movie on that, it’d be hard to keep focused on the movie!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 12:41 AM

Awesome project. There are a ton of great details on that guy.

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 06:26 AM

Beautiul work….

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#7 posted 10-30-2014 12:12 PM

Great job!

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