A Small Entertainment Center

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Project by Mr_Pink posted 01-30-2019 10:42 PM 928 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a simple entertainment center to replace a massive monstrosity from the days when TVs weren’t flat. Since the old cabinet only housed our stereo equipment now, I built the new one like a deeper than usual bookcase. The wood is pine. The finish is the same milk paint, shellac and wax I used on the base of the English hall table.

The shelves are in dadoes, reinforced with dowels. The back needed to be open for wires and ventilation but rigid. It is held together with half-lapped dovetails, glued into rabbets, and nailed into the backs of the shelves.

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#1 posted 01-31-2019 12:17 AM

I love the curved design. Nice job on the finish as well.

-- AJ

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#2 posted 02-02-2019 07:54 AM

I like that minimal look for an entertainment center. I built one for everything a few years ago, and it hides an entire wall, which I am not wild about, but LOML wants her “stuff”

Nice looking piece, thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 02-02-2019 01:23 PM

Thanks to both of you for the kind words.

The size of this project was also determined by my wife’s desires for something that was the height of a table in that space.

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#4 posted 02-02-2019 01:47 PM

I like the piece. I LOVE that fireplace. ;-)

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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