Walnut Entertainment Center

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Project by Gail posted 07-26-2007 03:55 AM 2032 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut entertainment center – finished with Waterlox. Upper doors slide in like Barrister doors… lower very big drawers, are waiting for hardware to be selected by client. What would you pick?

-- Gail, White Wood Kitchens

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#1 posted 07-26-2007 04:27 AM

This is an awesome piece.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 07-26-2007 08:56 AM

Beautiful! Nice details. Tough choice on the hardware…something simple I think. Rectilinear, maybe a simple wrought iron. Anything bright and/or brassy would clash with the silver of the flat screen. In a different setting I might go with a nice brushed brass. The piece has an asian/mission feel but the bottom looks almost colonial.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 07-26-2007 11:03 AM

not what I was expecting when I read the title. Wonderful!! The front is very unique.. and the top.. oh my .. how beautiful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 07-26-2007 03:11 PM

Just lovely, I love the plama reflecting in the perfectly finished top. I’d have probably put some frosted glass, or japanese paper behind the squares in the upper part (and added a small IR pass through button) but then I couldn’t have made anything that looked so great in the first place!

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 07-26-2007 03:44 PM

Very nice. I’ll have to keep this in mind. I’m hoping to build most of the furniture in our family room (as time and money allow). I would love to see how you did the barrister doors.

For the hardware I would go with either a custom wood handle (ebony or walnut) or a very simple nickel handle.

-- Che.

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#6 posted 07-26-2007 11:21 PM

Hi Gail;

Very nice piece. Well done.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 07-29-2007 02:17 PM

I’ll agree with Lee, well done! Because of the simple straight line in this piece I would probably incorporate a walnut finger pull almost the length of each drawer located along the lower edge of each drawer. Maybe a little larger than the horizontal slates in the doors. 1” X 1” with the finger pull cut out of the back side 1/2” X 1/2”. That’s just my opinion without seeing it in person. Thanks for sharing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 07-31-2007 08:04 PM

Great piece! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 07-31-2007 08:14 PM

Super nice! How about Stickley type drop pulls

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#10 posted 08-02-2007 11:14 PM

Nice piece. I like the wood color

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#11 posted 07-30-2008 01:00 AM

I love the grill work and the finish is flawless.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#12 posted 11-08-2008 10:07 PM

You have a good eye for design, and a good hand for detail, you are going to be a wood worker trend setter.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#13 posted 01-11-2009 05:44 AM

Fantastic craftsmanship : ) That finish and the wood grain of the top are sooo sweet !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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