Bedroom Entertainment Center / Chest of Drawers

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Project by Tom Landon posted 01-15-2009 12:09 AM 6549 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My client asked me to design a cabinet for their bedroom that would take the place of her husbands chest of drawers in the corner that had a television sitting on it.

In addition to a build in set of drawers in the base, I designed it to contain the TV in the top section with retractable doors that could be closed when not in use. It sat in the corner so the four corner cabinets were a bonus to what they had before.

The cabinet was constructed of Honduras Mahogany solid lumber and plywood. The drawer boxes were of Popular.

Two shallow hidden drawers were designed to retract under the lower drawer. They slide in and out on dowel pivots mounted on their back upper corners and are supported by slotted tracks secured to the drawer bottom. The hidden drawers are pushed up, slid back, and then pulled back towards the drawer front. The bottom of the hidden drawers extends 3/8 in an inch in the front and it is that extension that locks into a stop dado cut into the bottom back of the lower drawer front.

Actual color of the finished piece is very close to the photo shot in the shop. Thoses taken at their house depicts way to much red.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#1 posted 01-15-2009 12:25 AM

Soweet! Very nice! They must have been in awe? Is there any stain on that or just some clear?



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#2 posted 01-15-2009 12:34 AM

The stain was Mohawks “Dark Red Mahogany Penetrating Oil Stain”. The name is somewhat misleading since I don’t think there was any oil in it. Ultra penetrating and VERY fast drying.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#3 posted 01-15-2009 02:42 AM

Beautiful piece!

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2009 04:36 AM

Exquisite detail and design! You did a beautiful job on this piece, Hidden drawers was a nice extra touch. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-15-2009 05:48 AM

A really beautiful piece of furniture! The workmanship looks superb. Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 01-16-2009 03:02 AM

Outstanding. Looks very similar to one I plan to start building myself.

-- Patrick, Jacksonville, IL

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