Cherry media console

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Project by RobDurhamNC posted 10-20-2018 02:13 AM 966 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks,
I managed to put my assembly/outfeed table to good use building this cherry media console. It is made from solid cherry and cherry veneered plywood (side panels, door panels, dividers, and shelves).
The console is 25 inches tall, 52 inches wide, and 22 inches deep. Two openings with doors and one open in the middle. All of the joinery was with dominos, except the cabinet doors which are traditional frame and panel.
I couldn’t close the doors on my previous IKEA console because the electronics would overheat. I hopefully solved that problem by adding an AC Infinity fan to each of the closed cabinets. I may add there thermostat control in the future but for now the fans are just on at low speed. I can hardly hear them sitting a few feet away, and not at all if the TV is on.
The finish is two coats of neutral danish oil and, 4-5 days later, three coats of arm-r-seal poly wiped on (1 of glossy, and the final two in satin). I realize now that the danish oil was not really necessary, but I wanted to make sure this matched a coffee table I made a few years ago which was finished with that recipe.
One of the more useful tips I picked up from this forum was to hang shelves, doors, and dividers during the finishing process. Eye hooks installed on the non-visible edges worked really well, and they held on securely to my garage door tracks. Just had to wipe the dust of the tracks first.
As always I appreciate the knowledge and experience that is shared in this forum!

-- Rob, Durham NC --"The person who is incapable of making a mistake, is incapable of anything" Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 06:13 AM

Very nice console.I like how you integrated the fans to cool the electronics.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 10-20-2018 10:57 AM

Nice work! A lot of good tip as well thanks.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 10-21-2018 01:52 AM

Very nice. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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