Hollow entertainment unit

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Project by Kaleo posted 11-09-2007 04:53 AM 3257 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here are the professional shots of my last project here at school. I call this piece “Hollow”. For those of you that might have followed my other blog, would know the stroy behind this piece. It is made from a foam core torsion box. Making the piece pretty light for a big unit. It measures about 6 feet long and 2 feet tall and 22 inches deep about. Made from Solid lipped MDF and veneered with fiddle back Tasmanian Blackwood. There are doors on the front and the back of the unit. These doors slide from side to side. Giving you the ability to close off any sections of the cabinet that you want to.

Pic 3: If it can hold me it will hold your Plasma TV. lol

-- Kaleo ,

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 11-09-2007 05:06 AM

Great looking school project.

Looks like you learned something useful >grin<

wish you best of luck with your chosen profession

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 11-09-2007 06:02 AM

Alright, Kaleo, the piece is up to your usual fine standards! Unfortunately, the last photo looks like a bad Playgirl centerfold. :-)

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 11-09-2007 08:05 AM

Great work as always Kaleo.

I am doing hollow core doors and veneer work for my current project. It’s amazing to think, “Someone’s paying me for this.”

And for the model – Hubba! Hubba!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-09-2007 08:05 AM


Once again, I immediately recognized this as one of your pieces before I saw your name below the pic. I really love your style and I see you going far with it. My first thought when I saw the last photo was “I’m not sure if this will help sell the piece.” After reading the explanation, maybe it will! Great piece!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 08:07 AM

By the way, how much longer do you have in school? I have to say I admire the guys that got to do schooling and have it laid out from A-Z in a structured environment.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 08:27 AM

I agree with you, Muzhik, completely. I, too, thought Kaleo at my first look. And the explanation of the last picture makes it a perfect selling strategy!

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

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#7 posted 11-09-2007 09:34 AM

Nice piece of furniture. Well built and from the looks of the last picture it is solid.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 11-09-2007 09:44 AM

Nice veneer work – and as always, interesting design that’s well executed.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 11-09-2007 09:50 AM

Thanks guys and gals-

Yeah the last picture was more of a joke, but I think it is really funny.

Cajunpen- the entire outer carcass is made from a foam core torsion box. Solid timber would have made this piece extremely heavy.

Todd- School is officially over now, we are just getting ready for our final exhibition at the moment.

-- Kaleo ,

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#10 posted 11-09-2007 01:44 PM

Nice simple lines…Very cool

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 11-09-2007 05:28 PM

KEWL work! I showed your pic to the nurses here and they can’t wait for you to return to the states! Yeah, right!

How much does this weigh?

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#12 posted 11-10-2007 01:04 AM

I would estimate that is weighs about 50 -70 pounds. It sits on casters so it can be rolled around.

-- Kaleo ,

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Nate Noe

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#13 posted 01-17-2008 03:26 AM

It’s simple and elegant. Very nice proportions.
I just found this website and your work seems to keep popping out at me. I love your designs.

-- Nate, denver CO

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#14 posted 01-17-2008 03:31 AM

Great design and an interesting concept using foam cored panels. A great design.

-- 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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#15 posted 01-17-2008 10:57 AM

Nice job, clearly structurally sound.

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