Built-in Media Center

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Project by Drew posted 03-10-2012 07:16 PM 9750 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While meeting with our client I made several sketches on their wall. If you have looked at any of my Projects this should sound familiar… lol
I took a picture of the final sketch and headed home.

I then came up with several versions, using SketchUp, for our clients to view.
Here is the final ‘working’ version.

The 5 individual cabinets for this built-in were fabricated in the shop before final assembly on-site.

The doors are Tongue and groove with a small detail around the frame to match existing cabinets.
Pocket-screwed Poplar face frames, 3/4 inch Baltic Birch boxes and adjustable shelves make this a Media Center that will last a lifetime.


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#1 posted 03-10-2012 08:06 PM

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 10:37 PM

Thank you


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#3 posted 03-10-2012 11:47 PM

Beautiful , nice job.

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 12:54 AM

Beautiful job on the cabinets.

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 02:39 AM


Very nice work! How did you fasten all the individual lower cabinets together? Did you fasten the face frames to each other?

Great job!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 03:30 PM

Mike, Yes.
Once on site I screwed all the cabinets together – both thru the face frames and in the back. Then installed the lowers as one unit.


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#7 posted 03-11-2012 05:38 PM

Great job. I’m getting ready to build something similar for our house. Thanks for sharing.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#8 posted 03-12-2012 07:19 PM

Very nice, may I ask what stain or dye you used on the cabinets to achieve that beautiful color? Did you have to apply the stain or dye any differently on the poplar than you did the baltic birch carcass? Looks beautiful, I’m about to build something very similar.

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#9 posted 12-02-2012 05:10 PM

Should read…
“The doors are Mortise and Tenon …..”


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