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Flat Screen TV (wall mounted) Entertainement Center

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Project by CharlieD posted 04-01-2008 10:25 PM 5030 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This entertainemnt center was designed for a wall mounted 30in Flat screen TV that allowed for the TV to be enclosed in a cabinet. The TV and top cabinet had to fit in the space between the two windows. It is made out of Aspen which is a little soft for furniture. Since it was to be painted (oil based paint) and antiqued that seemed to be a reasonable choice. I secured the table top to the case using Miller Dowels amoung other things. These work really well but…...... the dowels were harder than the Aspen which made sanding them down even with the top difficult. The top cabinet was designed with bi-fold doors that would fold back out of the way without blocking the windows. Typical rookie mistake led to the section that holds the Bose sub-woofer being 3/4 inch to small. I sawed 3/4 in of the feet of the sub-woofer and it fit. The flat screen pulled out from the wall and swivels … as needed for a big game.

-- Charlie - Texas





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 10:57 PM

Beautiful piece. I must say the idea of going after a piece of Bose audio equipment with a saw must send some audiophiles into cardiac arrest, but it’s all in a days work for a woodworker. LOL!

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

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jm82435

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 11:04 PM

That is nice. I like all the fancy feet, trim, rope details. It seems a lot of us are building these, since our new flatscreens don’t fit on our old cabinets. Some would be dissapointed to hear about the sub, others of us to hear about the aspen under the paint… The antiqued finish looks good too though. I haven’t had the nerve to post any of my painted projects here yet…ha ha.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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CharlieD

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 11:18 PM

Charlie M – I must admit being a little nervous sawing on the sub-woofer but it worked out. It was that or route grooves in the base for the feet to slide into.

-- Charlie - Texas

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 02:53 AM

Hi Charlie,

This is a nice entertainment center. I really enjoy seeing the moldings and the detailed legs on this piece.

Very nice.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GaryK

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 06:49 AM

Great looking piece. Lots of storage for equipment.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 11:09 AM

Wow, that’s really nice. Good work.

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jeanmarc

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 06:28 PM

very nice piece,good work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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