Entertainment Unit...... in Rosewood.

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Project by degoose posted 03-03-2010 05:07 AM 2874 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This entertainment was actually finished last month … after many months of procrastination and some really good reasons and a few lame excuses.. Well it is finished now… and has been picked up and is in its new home..
Made from New Guinea Rosewood with Hoop pine for the drawer sides and back.. ply for the back… and bases of the drawers.. the unit is 6 feet long and 2 feet high and a little under 2 feet deep.
Most of the joinery is done with dovetails… variable spaces blind dovetails for the case work and drawers.. sliding dovetails for all uprights and the centre shelf and divider. Both drawers are divided by a partition… all the joints were made using the Leigh D4R dovetailing jig.
The drawers have rails fitted with sliding dividers to hold up the DVDs so they do not fall if the drawer is not full.
Shelf holes were drilled using the Torque Work Centre... as blogged here
Sanded to 240 grit and finished with several coats of Tung Oil Finish. Last pic is before finishing.
More pics of the build can be seen at my other site…. Larry's Workshop
One tip I will give you is to finish all inside surfaces before glue up.. this helps alot… hard to sand and apply finish inside a box…

-- Be safe.

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 05:11 AM

Wow! That’s a big project. Great job Larry.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 05:16 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 05:18 AM

larry you constantly amaze me…the amount you produce…is amazing…but the wide variety of areas you excel blows me away…

I love the design…but the wood really stands out…great job…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 05:18 AM

Nice job Larry. What happened to the PH and Australian Silver Ash? Kinda plain for a LazyLarry project, eh? :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 05:19 AM

Hi Larry,

Looking Good!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 05:23 AM

Larry: A great looking entertainment center. You don’t provide the 52” tv that goes with it?

If you do I want one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 05:27 AM

Karson, the TV is included in the price….lol

-- Be safe.

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 05:32 AM

yea its one of them tvs that goes blurry after 30 minutes…what do you expect after a case of xxxx… need for a big screen…...grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 05:35 AM

oh yea…great build there larry..i love that rosewood…tongue oil is a good finish for that..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 03-03-2010 05:38 AM

Man that finish just pops the grain of the NGR. The dovetails look well spaced and very sharp. Nice job as always Larry.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#11 posted 03-03-2010 05:43 AM

Great looking piece! But shouldn’t there be a Lazy Larry incorporated in it somewhere? :-)

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

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#12 posted 03-03-2010 05:54 AM

Looks great Larry. Solid Rosewood.WOW.

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#13 posted 03-03-2010 06:02 AM

as allways ,
very well done .

good to see you ,
getting lots of work .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 03-03-2010 06:04 AM

Geeze, and I thought mine was big. Well, I guess it is compared to the size TV that’s gonna go on it, if I ever get it finished…
Yours looks great Larry. Yeah, I agree with Charlie. There should be a turn table on that. And I definetly agree with Matt!

-- Janice

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#15 posted 03-03-2010 06:11 AM

Wow! That looks great! You did a fantastic job on it.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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