TV Entertainment center

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Project by storemore posted 12-16-2010 03:08 AM 2626 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this TV Entertainment center for my daughter and her “soon to be husband” for a 2010 Christmas gift. The unit is equipped with eight 18” dovetail drawers used to house DVD’s. The center area has a shelf and pullout for an electrical unit and any other items. The glass top is four feet long by eighteen inches deep with an arch in the front. The glass sits on six legs (which match the feet) allowing space below and on top of the unit for additional electrical devices. The glass has a large hole in the rear center to accomadate wires from the television and continues through the top of the unit into the inner cabinet coming out though the bottom. This allows the unit to sit flush to a wall without a number of wires being scattered about. It is made from maple plywood, using natural stain color and a clear satin finished. The top and bottom are also made from 1 1/2 inches thick plywood, banded with hard maple stained in a black to give it contrast. The pulls are arched to match the smoked glass contour. “I hope she likes it”.

-- "Everythings' gonna be gravy"

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 03:15 AM

Very cool. A real eye catcher!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 03:33 AM

This it absolutely beautiful and well built.
This is something that can’t be bought anywhere. I’ll bet she loves it. I am envious of your design abilities.
I would like to do one of a kind pieces like you obviously do.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 03:49 AM

That is sweet. What an eye catcher.

-- Marc

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 05:28 AM

Very unique and impressive design. Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-16-2010 05:33 AM

That is one sharp entertainment center! Very stylish. I’m sure your daughter and her soon-to-be husband will love it. Great mix of materials – the contrasts are great. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 12-16-2010 10:59 AM

This is one beautful cabinet! Well done! Love the grain flow on the front and the glass sets it off. The black really defines it as well. They will be thrilled!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 11:23 AM

Very beautiful!! Looks like it will be great functionally also.

-- Scott in Texas

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 02:27 PM

Great piece Tony. Crisp, clean design. And the glass shelf with the supports is very distinctive. A lot of thought and work went into this piece and it shows. I’m sure they will love it. Family heirloom for sure!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 12-16-2010 04:15 PM

Very professional looking! Nice design and attention to details. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 12-16-2010 05:09 PM

Nice clean lines, great finish, fantastic project. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 12-16-2010 05:21 PM

Nice looking entertainment center.

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#12 posted 12-16-2010 05:37 PM

That’s cool! Love the light and dark tones. No better gift than a gift handmade by dad!

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#13 posted 12-16-2010 06:16 PM

What a great piece. Looks better than anything you could buy in a store. Your daughter is very lucky to have you for a dad.

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#14 posted 12-16-2010 08:06 PM

I like this, can’t show it to my wife or I’ll be making one just like it. Where did you get the legs????

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 08:48 PM

Very nice combination of materials! Beautiful piece.

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