Mahogany Entertainment Center

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Project by DRdeveloper posted 11-30-2008 02:06 PM 1300 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a simple design that I used to teach myself how to make simple panel doors. I’m not sure what the technique is called (edge joining thin sheets and then framing them to make the doors), but I was happy with the results.

I used two coats of nitrocellulose sanding sealer (and sanded after each coat) and then sprayed the whole thing with marine varnish. There are probably better finishes to use, but I’m a beginner and don’t really know what to do… so, I just used whatever I had around.

-- Mark, Dominican Republic

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#1 posted 11-30-2008 03:35 PM

Nice looking piece. It is a great project for practising to make frame and panel door.
Now you can try to make raised panel door from thick material (solid wood/mdf).

Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-30-2008 03:56 PM

Looks nice, Mark.

Mahogany is pretty easy to come by in the Dominican Republic, isn’t it?

(Oops, I should have read your other project description before asking that question. :-))

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Krueger

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#3 posted 11-30-2008 05:04 PM

Very nice ‘beginner’ project.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#4 posted 11-30-2008 05:10 PM

Yes – there are two types of mahogany that are easy to find here – Kaoba (Dominican Mahogany) and Andiroba (Brazilian Mahogany). Both trees grow all over the island. Kaoba, for some reason, is more expensive – however, I prefer to work with Andiroba, which has beautiful golden undertones mixed in with the natural red mahogany colors.

-- Mark, Dominican Republic

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#5 posted 11-30-2008 10:23 PM

Very good beginner project. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-07-2008 10:34 PM

Nice work!

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