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Project by warrenkicker posted 03-02-2010 06:48 AM 1677 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first big project since building a desk back in high school. Apparently it was in 2004 based on the pictures I took. It was specifically designed to hold the stereo, TV, DVD player, VCR, and baskets in the bottom so you can see how nicely all of those fit. Too bad that TV shapes have dramatically changed now so when that one needs to be replaced the new TV may have to go where the stereo is.

I used 8/4 red oak for the main members and 3/4 oak plywood for the panels and shelves. Prior to this I had only done dados but on this one I used a biscuit joiner for most of the joints. This was also my first time using mortise and tenon joints in the main members. The only metal in the entire project are some small nails that hold on the 1/4 plywood back. It has at least 3 coats of poly on all surfaces. It weights a ton at over 200lbs. Materials cost me about $220 in the day. We had a Raw Wood Furniture store near us back then so I was able to get a stain color not normally available at the big stores so my wife got the color she liked.

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 01:28 PM

Warren, this is a nice piece. I particularily like this style of furniture and you did a good job on the build and design.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 02:19 PM

Nice work! You should be proud….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 04:04 PM

Nice e-center. I like the baskets. Adds some style that can easily be changed to refresh the look.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 05:37 PM

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