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Project by Raymer posted 02-13-2019 01:19 AM 783 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife showed me a picture of an entertainment center from Pintrest. I seriously need to ban her from that app. There were no plans so I just did it the best I know how and apply the framing skills I have learned from building storage buildings.

This project cost me about $120 since I already had 3/4” plywood. This was my first furniture type of project and am pretty happy with the results.

  • No idea why the pics are sideways, they’re right side up every other place I post them.

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.





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Steve

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#1 posted 02-13-2019 02:20 PM

what are the dimensions on the entertainment center and the space? I have a similar situation in my basement and was originally going to go with built ins. But this is different and I like the looks.

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Raymer

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#2 posted 02-13-2019 03:57 PM



what are the dimensions on the entertainment center and the space? I have a similar situation in my basement and was originally going to go with built ins. But this is different and I like the looks.

- Steve

Steve, the unit is 8’ wide x 6’ tall x 8 3/4” deep. The wall it’s on is an alcove built into the main wall. Our ceilings are 9’ tall, but the alcove is just over 7’.

It ended up weighing over 200lbs so I ripped a 1 3/4” piece of solid red oak that was 7’ long that I put on the wall to act as a cleat. It slid into the back of the 2nd shelf from top and Secured it to the cleat. I used a total of 9 5” long washer head Spax lag screws.

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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#3 posted 02-13-2019 04:01 PM

Neat idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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JRAP

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#4 posted 02-13-2019 05:16 PM

Looks great. Is that TV bracket from Harbor Freight? I’ve installed those behind a bunch of TV’s in the past year. They’re terrific, and a bargain too.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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Raymer

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#5 posted 02-13-2019 06:04 PM



Looks great. Is that TV bracket from Harbor Freight? I ve installed those behind a bunch of TV s in the past year. They re terrific, and a bargain too.

- JRAP

No, it was from Frys and bought two of them. It telescopes way out away from the wall and tilts and swivels. They are great mounts, but were about $125 each

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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Jarrhead

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#6 posted 02-13-2019 07:48 PM

Well done, Sir! Leave it to Pintrest to get us in trouble. The good news is we can probably get to justify some new tools for each project they come up with.

-- trn2wud

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rpete

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#7 posted 02-13-2019 07:49 PM

This is a great idea! I think lot of people are getting rid of large entertainment centers because they don’t fit well with today’s thin tv’s. Your project really matches the form of the tv and looks beautiful! So is the main structure put together with plywood and spacers? I noticed two of the shelves look like that. Great project!

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Raymer

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#8 posted 02-13-2019 08:27 PM



Well done, Sir! Leave it to Pintrest to get us in trouble. The good news is we can probably get to justify some new tools for each project they come up with.

- Jarrhead

Never let a good opportunity go to waste, I secretly use reverse psychology on my wife to ask me to do something. Then part way in, tell her I need something to complete it, new tool perhaps. She’s more than happy to get whatever I need, she wants it done!

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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Raymer

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#9 posted 02-13-2019 08:35 PM



This is a great idea! I think lot of people are getting rid of large entertainment centers because they don t fit well with today s thin tv s. Your project really matches the form of the tv and looks beautiful! So is the main structure put together with plywood and spacers? I noticed two of the shelves look like that. Great project!

- rpete

The structure is 3/4 inch plywood with 2×4 spacers on 16” centers. The shelves on each side and long shelf under the TV, is 6/4 solid oak. Hated painting it, but rather than staining it all, I thought the 2 tone would make it blend in more and give it some depth.

-- -Measure once, cut twice, cut once more for good measure.

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jimintx

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#10 posted 03-09-2019 11:18 PM

Really like how this came out.

This sure proves the you did not need any plans. Usually, that is true for most any project.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Bill Berklich

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#11 posted 03-14-2019 01:27 PM

Looks great – glad my wife has NO IDEA that you can do that or I’d be tasked the same way ;-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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