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Project by KentB posted 01-02-2012 07:14 PM 2162 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this entertainment center in 2009 for our plasma TV. It’s a mission style to match the decor of my man cave. I used quarter sawn white oak with cherry plywood panels. I experimented with some light oak dye before adding a stain and poly. The cherry was finished with General Georgian Cherry Gel stain. It’s 22” X 56”. The front upper panel has barrister book hinges that folds up to access the electronic devices. The bottom drawer has full extension slides. Because it’s so wide I was afraid of warping over time so I embedded a 48” 1/2” angle iron underneath the top and shelf. That may have been overkill but maybe not.

-- Kent B

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 07:52 PM

Very nice piece, I like the proportions!

Thanks for sharing

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 09:20 PM

I love the combination of cherry and QSWO – not exactly one I’d have thought of but glad you shared it because it’s great! Really like your design, too.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 12:46 AM

very nice like the work and scale…. shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 12:49 AM

Good combination of wood and color, very appropriate design for an EC. That project came out great.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 01:23 AM

Wow Kent this is beautiful, with nice clean lines and super design.


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#6 posted 01-03-2012 10:14 PM

Very, very nice. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 03:52 AM

Beautiful Entertainment Center.

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 06:41 AM

Very cool use of contrasting woods, how did the gel stain work out for you? I’ve considered using it before but I’m a little scared.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 11:03 PM

LukieB, I like gel stain. The trick is don’t put too much on at a time. I use a clean rag to apply it and another to wipe off the excess.

-- Kent B

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 11:47 PM

I’ve come to like and trust the General products I’ve used, I think I’ll give it a try next time I use some cherry, yours looks great. Thanks Kent.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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