Red Oak Entertainment Unit

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Project by Gator posted 02-16-2016 07:07 PM 1336 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Entertainment unit had it’s challenges. It is solid red oak frame and top, with the case and doors all built with floating tenon construction & adjustable shelves. The unit is 72” long to fit in a cut out in a family room, and it had to be 26” deep due to the size of one of the components going in it. The stereo also weighs over 70 LBS, so I had to build a torsion box under the bottom shelf to support the weight. The doors have reeded glass panels, and self closing hinges to help keep them closed. Finish is a red Oak stain, with a few coats of semi gloss poly for additional durability sanded to 400 grit between coats.

All in all, they were very happy with the finished product, and I enjoyed building it.

Comments, critics always welcome.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 10:21 PM

That looks really good. The stain color is perfect and not orange!

-- Matt Reynolds

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 11:42 PM

the torsion box is a great idea
nice work

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 01:26 PM

love the reeded glass. i am working on a liquor cabinet right now that needs glass doors and i think i just found the right kind.

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 05:34 PM

Looks great! I also really like the color. The back is open? Did you add anything to manage all the wires?

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 02-24-2016 02:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

They wanted the back left open, as the stereo system generates a ton of heat. Normally I put a channel down the center at the rear to keep all wiring flowing together, however they wanted the back left open with no wiring harness.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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