Entertainment Center for 73" TV | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 03-15-2010 02:16 PM 10454 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entertainment center that was completed in February 2010. It was built for a 73” television. The customer gave me free reign on the project. I built is as a “built in” to be built in the shop and assembled on site. I chose Pine wood with a clear coat to match the wall paneling that was already in the room.

It was built in 4 sections; two bookcases, and header/light bar, and a base cabinet. I was going off customer supplied TV measurements and was nervous about the fit because I wanted only a ¼” clearance on all sides of the TV.

The walls were a little out of square when I originally went to the customers house to measure, so I left a little more gap and a scribe molding on the outside of the cabinet bookcase. The side, top and base moldings were added after installation.

I didn’t go on the installation, but the install crew said the install was quick and easy.

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 04:37 PM

Great job in matching the existing interior, like the lights too!
Excellent work.




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#2 posted 03-15-2010 05:52 PM

Free Reign! What a beautiful thing!

Looks great and well tailored. How many fabrication/finish hours are in this guy?

-- -Shaun M. Baer,

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 09:04 PM

Hours? Not much. The bigger the TV the less cabinet work you have to do. I have less than 2 days in the build and another 10 man hours on the finish and install.

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 01:08 AM

Hi Chris

Another great looking project as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 05:42 PM

any way to get a materials list and/or plans for this project.. I am wanting to build something very similar to this in my living room.

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