Entertainment Cabinet

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Project by Devin posted 01-29-2012 11:38 AM 2381 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently got a new TV, this meant we needed a new cabinet for our PVR, X-box, Blu-Ray etc…
I spent a few weeks playing with different ideas on paper and in SketchUp, ultimately I realised I needed to completely redo the wall that the old TV had been up against.
This cabinet is the first part of the redesign, I still need some shelves and possibly some other bits to tie it together.
The cabinet is edge grain fir with matching plywood and measures roughly 91” x 20” x 20”.
The finish is Danish Oil, wet sanded with 600 grit.
Because it’s so long I had to build some 8’ I-beams from plywood to give me a flat surface that was long enough to ensure the piece stayed flat during the glue up.
Originally I had planned on simply mitering end caps on that matched the front trim, I’m glad that I instead went with the slightly over sized end cap.
Most exterior edges have a 1/16 45 chamfer on them, you can see this in a couple of the close up pictures.

All in all, I’m happy with it, I can’t wait to get the matching shelves done so our living room looks a little more finished.

Now…back to finishing off my wife’s jewelry cabinet.

little update, just wanted to show how the cabinet and shelves and tv all came together…

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 04:16 PM

Great job, very solid looking cabinet

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 06:07 PM

Super design Devin, great job a wonderful piece.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 07:30 PM

Hey Devin
A very, very nice bit of work. It really looks fabulous. So this presumes you’ve got your shop all sorted out now?

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 07:52 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.
Hey John, yes, the shop is sorted out. It took a while and of course there are still things I want to do to it (shops are never finished after all), but, it has recovered from the flood and is back better then ever. Eventually I will actually update and finish my blog on the experience as well as update photos…but for now, I really do need to finish my wife’s jewelry cabinet :).

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 05:39 PM

Very Nice

-- Adam Scudder Woodworking

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 05:24 PM

Really like the look of that. The long low style and straight lines are nice. Good job.

-- - Martin

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