Cherry Enertainment Center/ Mantle

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The Vickers Project

This cabinet is made of cherry plywood, solid cherry face frame and inset raised panel doors.

It doesn’t look like much but a true woodworker knows it’s what you can’t see that matters. Dado-ed and rabbited, Mortise and tenon joinery instead of pocket screws, biscuit joined face frames, maple dovetailed drawers, hand selected matching cherry plywood veneers and solid cherry.

The lower center pocket doors retract into the cabinet to access the stereo equipment on cherry plywood shelves.
The window seat has a lid for the sub woofer inside. The front panel has a cloth grill cover.

There are dovetailed, maple pullout drawers inside with CD and DVD dividers in the lower right cabinet.

We installed a black absolute granite hearth and fire place surround.

A shout out to my guys, Alberto and Jose, that helped me on this project. Good job.

I wish I had pictures with it filled with books and stuff. They have 3 boys 5, 7. and 10 yrs old. Everytime I came back to sneak a picture, well, you can imagine what the tv room looked like. I’ll have to make an appointment.

We designed it so it can be modified to fit a big flat screen TV later as it wasn’t in the client’s budget along with the custom cabinet.

The home owner decided to budget the money on the cabinet to make sure the quality doesn’t suffer and all the details that matter are included. The big screen can wait a year or two. Not to mention, TVs will be even better and much cheaper.

This cabinet was part of a complete tear down and new construction on the existing 1st floor deck and foundation. The clients actually tried to live in the basement at first….I tried to tell them. Ha!

Good quality, good clients, great project.

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 07:34 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 08:14 PM

Beautiful work Reedwood! Are the shelves adjustable? I hope you didn’t make the star.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 08:26 PM

Oh my goodness…that’s amazing! You folks do fine work. One of the best E centers I’ve seen. Its certainly appreciated here. Thanks you for sharing your work with us.

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 09:04 PM

Gerard, Thanks
Yes, all the shelves are adjustable @ 1” centers using 5mm pins.

I think the homeowner bought the tin star at Pier One Imports for 30 bucks.
If I made it, it would be 300.00…. at cost. ha.

Thanks to Ratchet as well. It’s really a fairly basic cabinet compared to others I’ve seen.
Simple lines that avoid vanity are part of the mission/ shaker/ arts and crafts style. Less is more.

I always include installing the home owner’s stereo equipment in a cabinet I build, for no charge.
It takes about 3-4 hours on a Saturday morning (if they can wait) and I usually get a free lunch and a beer or 2 out of the deal.

Plus, I can make sure there will be no damage, and it’s a nice way to end the job.

Ten times better than advertising in a stupid phone book.

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 10:38 PM

Nice work, the cherry looks beautiful.

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 10:44 PM

Super work. Very classy design and proportions. Love that cherry!!!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Todd Thomas

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#7 posted 02-09-2011 03:05 AM

once again…...well done….man you do great work

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#8 posted 02-12-2011 03:56 AM

Nice work!

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