Dennis Zongker inspired me.

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Blog entry by Bothus posted 10-12-2009 04:50 AM 1246 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dennis you inspired me by entering your work in the Cure for the Common Cabinet contest at

Of course I don’t have your talent so I didn’t enter it to compete at all but since I have never entered a contest before I decided to put my entertainment center up anyway.

I still plan to vote for yours though.

Thank you for the inspiration

Bothus (Jerbo)

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 04:52 AM

very nice entertainment center

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 05:36 AM

Nice work. Good to see you stepping out there with your project.

Dennis is a class act. He inspires me as well.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 02:28 PM

Thank you Bothus.

That is a great looking entertainment center. You have a good chance of winning. I really like your side pull outs, for dvd, cd, & vcr storage.

I don’t know how I will do in the contest. Because some other woodworker commented on my chess table, chairs. He said “were’s the cabinet”

I replied to him, telling him that their are for hidden drawers inside the table were you can store all the chess pieces.

Their is no cabinet so I don’t know what the FW judges will do. When I entered I didn’t even think about the cabinet part. O well, good luck to you!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 03:44 PM

Thanks Jim and Todd.

Dennis, I see what you mean about your chess set not being considered a cabinet but the contest is for the “uncommon” cabinet so we will see. If you don’t win I believe you will do very well. There is no denying the beauty of the design and the attention to detail you have put into that set. It is definitely uncommon.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#5 posted 10-12-2009 03:55 PM

I really like your entertainment center. Good use of space with the pullouts since flat panel tv’s aren’t as deep as older sets. Looks like a common cabinet, but with some decidedly uncommon (and handy) features.

Although I don’t know what the final verdict will be on Dennis’s chess set, I think we can all probably agree that it’s a fantastic piece of work and an inspiration to us all.

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#6 posted 10-13-2009 02:46 AM

Bothus, Great job on your entertainment center. Your design was a terrific blend of form and function. Very, Very nice. Dennis inspires us all, but don’t sell yourself short, you’re an inspiration too. Keep up the great work.

-- John @

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#7 posted 10-13-2009 02:53 AM

Love the entertainment center! SWEET!

First impression was, eh, just another entertainment center. Then out come the hidden DVD/VCR compartments. That was a great idea.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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