Hickory entertainment center

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Project by mcoyfrog posted 07-28-2008 07:02 AM 3999 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a complicated design. The client really knew what he wanted and what that was, was a lot LOL. Getting everything he wanted crammed into the space was the biggest trick of all. The TV, stereo, DVD player, CD/DVD holders, PC, bass speakers, etc. etc. all had to fit. I did good for the most part until install day when i got it there and the full extension drawers wouldn’t open up on the bottom boxes. After installing the rest i spent the next couple days finding new hardware so i wouldn’t have to redo the 3 boxes. Oh well thats how it goes, they say you are only a good woodworker if you can do a good job at hiding your mistakes hee hee.

Anyway Raised panel hickory cabinets. Pull out and swivel TV, fixed glass shelves, pull out shelves for electronics, full extension pull out drawers for CD/DVDs, pull out tray for PC box to sit on, speaker fabric covered for bass speaker, lites recessed in the top compartments are wired into the base of the swivel under the TV with the touch activated dimmer.

I really dig hickory but i don’t think i’ll do another big project with it again too many broken bits, to many blade sharpening bills LOL.

The finish is my adapted french polish, basically 3-5 coats of brush on 1lb cut shellac, then 2-4 coats of wipe on poly. Its easy and fool proof.

Hope you all like, have a great day….............Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 07:12 AM

I dig it Dug. Hehe. You did a great job and you are definitely worthy of your pay.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 07:46 AM

Very nicely done. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 01:36 PM

A beautiful cabinet, & fine craftsmanship.

He must use it as a computer screen.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 07-28-2008 01:40 PM

Gorgeous entertainment center. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 07-28-2008 04:18 PM

Dug – that’s a nice piece of craftsmanship. I like the balance of where sapwood shows in the two opposing door panels – a small detail but it loooks right. Tried to figure out if it was made in sections – did it travel in one piece? In considering use of space, what was your thinking in choosing side mount vs bottom mount drawer slides?

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#6 posted 07-30-2008 06:57 AM

a beautiful job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 07-30-2008 07:05 AM

thanks all for the nice comments…

Stanley2 – Yup it was built with a cabinet mentality mostly boxes with some extra pieces here in there to fill in the gaps. So 13 boxes and the top middle shelf was just that a shelf, then a top piece also, dental and crown molding, with some flat trim to tidy everything up. as far as side vs bottom mount the client had a huge cd/dvd collection so he wanted the most he could get in there with full extension, to be safe i got the highest weight capacity which turned out to be the ones you see in the pic, its hard to tell but they are actually bottom mount, they wrap around the bottom. Anyway thanks again for the interest and have a happy day… Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 04:22 PM

Nice hickory entertainment center.

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 02:13 AM

Excellent work! The finish is beautiful, but I think what I like the most about it is even though it’s a complicated piece, its symmetry is perfect. It’s just got a really nice look to it. Well done!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 06:38 AM

amazing entertainment center


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#11 posted 11-14-2009 06:59 PM

Thanks for the comment you are all to kind..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 11-20-2014 12:45 PM

Dug, great job,I use hickory a lot, some times it’s an unforgiving wood but it also has a lot of character, inside my house for the iterior finish I used about 1200 bd.ft.

-- John J.

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#13 posted 11-20-2014 03:30 PM

This turned out nicely. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 11-20-2014 07:31 PM

Hee hee Kwel this must have been featured at the top of the page for it to see a couple comments. But Its funny that this one is the one. I’m in the process of designing a new kitchen for this same client. Probably not going to be hickory they are wanting alder, so from one of the hardest to one of the softest woods LOL

Thanks for the comments

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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