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Project by CaptainAhab posted 11-03-2011 08:13 PM 2058 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally get to build something for myself!! This piece had a LOT of design parameters.

1st, was the center leaded glass that my sweetie made for me 2 Christmas’ ago.
2nd, was to use the pair of bookmatched, Osage Orange slabs I have had for some time.
3rd, to look more like a hall cabinet than entertainment center.
4th, to totally house ALL of the TV electronics (DVD, reciever, XBox, Wii, etc)
5th, absolutely no cords could be visible.
6th, the remotes had to work with all doors closed. (the infrared reads perfectly thru the glass)

So….it is 45” long, 38” tall and 16” wide at widest. Solid Black Walnut case (yep, it weighs more than your Toyota Prius). African Paduak face and Osage Orange raised panels. The sun-ray top is those 3 species, including some sap wood for contrast.

The top & raised panels are 100% epoxy coated for moisture control and entire cabinet finished with 4 coats of satin lacquer.

There is a thermostatically controlled case fan in the right side to keep the game machines cool. There is also remote controlled, infinitely dimmable rope light surrounding the leaded glass on the inside.

My original design had ebony front feet, but I think the walnut works better.

The center section is 2” from flush on the back, creating a cavity for cords. Also, there are portals drilled all over; between shelves, through the back for cords and ventilation.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 08:19 PM

Looks like it’s got it all ,a unique design a fine woods, well done.


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#2 posted 11-03-2011 08:24 PM

Great work.
Love the book match on the hedge panels.
The top is awesome too.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 08:26 PM

that look out standing nice work

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 08:56 PM

Love it….fantastic. In my favorites

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#5 posted 11-03-2011 09:47 PM

I gotta say it…. it’s a masterpiece! The leaded glass panel is beautiful in its own right, and the cabinet is a perfect compliment to it.

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

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#6 posted 11-03-2011 10:12 PM

This is absolutely beautiful! I really like the contrasting colors! Nice work!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#7 posted 11-03-2011 10:23 PM

Wow. Stunning piece of work and you know there will never be another one like it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#8 posted 11-03-2011 10:29 PM

Love it, way more complicated than anything I can do. Great Job

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#9 posted 11-04-2011 04:16 AM


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#10 posted 11-04-2011 05:13 AM

That looks awsome, great job!

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#11 posted 11-04-2011 09:14 PM

Real nice work !

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 06:03 AM

Beautiful work!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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