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Entertainment Center, take 2

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Project by falatocpa posted 06-14-2020 07:08 PM 475 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife replaced our 32” television with something around a 55”. (It’s 4’ wide horizontally, whatever that translates to on the diagonal; she’s the tech person in the household.) Needless to say, it completely dwarfed our old TV stand. After convincing her to wall mount this monster I was called on to build a new entertainment center that fit under the new TV. So… this. I was instructed to leave at least 2” around each component for airflow and more room in case of equipment upgrades. Blind dados on the joints, simple pine with stain construction, and it sits directly on the floor with felt runners. The only experimental part, for me, that went into this was working with a very narrow banding around the top edge. Dimensions are 23” high x 47.5” wide x 18.5” deep (not including the narrow lip on three sides of the top). It’s sized to slide just under the mounted TV and between the fireplace brick and a floor vent on the other side.

Something I was reminded of on this project: Mark, don’t measure!





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#1 posted 06-17-2020 02:52 AM

Nice work on the entertainment center. My wife did the same thing 32” to 50” and I finally gave in and cut 20” off our old entertainment center I mad 20 years ago and dropped the top down so the TV can sit on top of it. It hurt to chop down that nice cabinet!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 06-21-2020 07:59 PM

Thanks Jim. Good to hear I’m not the only one.

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#3 posted 07-14-2020 07:43 AM

The entertainment center takes 2 is started. I think it is a series on the channel if it is not then I need to take a college paper.org reviews for all which they share on the page. Here is a mistake where they do not mention perfectly on the topic.

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