Entertainment Unit

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Project by Zimmy posted 06-23-2010 06:49 AM 2026 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make an entertainment unit that would house all of our media devices, so I found two designs that I liked on the internet and combined the looks and this is what came out.

It is made from a combination of oak plywood, oak hardwood, and a few pieces of birch that are not visible. The frosted “glass” is plexiglass that my dad had laying around his shop.

I designed the piece in AutoCAD, which I do for most of my designs, although I am looking to start designing using Inventor or Solidworks for future designs.

Since I HATE the staining/painting process (lack of patience), I decided to try staining and varathaning prior to assembly and I have to say, it worked great! I just taped any edges that would be glued. Most of the joints are biscuit-ed and a few Kreg-jig joints.

At the same time I designed a coffee table to match and have everything cut and ready to be stained and assembled, I just need to find the time.

Let me know what you think,


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#1 posted 06-23-2010 06:58 AM

I really like this design – looks really really nice! what color stain did you use?

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 07:38 AM

I like this…very elegant yet simple.

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 10:20 AM

Well done! Looks great.

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 04:25 AM

Good job. It should give many years of service.

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 07:38 AM

Nice work. I am so happy that we are trending away from those enormous entertainment centers of the ‘80s! I may copy your style real soon. My 18 year old tv (yeah, seriously!) just died this week , so I was forced to buy a new one last night. Now I need something to set it on!

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