Entertainment Center #5: Seeing Double

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 01-22-2009 02:28 AM 2046 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Haven’t posted any updates to this blog series due to home computer crash, so I’m borrowing my son’s laptop to post a few pics. I stated in my last blog I hoped to do something to the original plans to make this a unique piece. I’ve been saving a large piece of 8/4 spalted maple for something special and I think this is it. I was able to resaw it twice and get two bookmatched pieces for the doors and enough to finish the drawers. Other progress includes trim work assembly of the over head “bridge” piece. Still working on the crown molding and other smaller trim pieces.
Here is the spalted maple after 2 resaws.
Spated panels applied to doors and drawers
A closer view of the panels and doors.
Glue up of stacked molding including crown molding.
Case work dry fitted with bridge installed.
Original plans from Woodsmith.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-22-2009 02:34 AM

That is going to be gorgeous. Nice work Dock!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Grant Davis

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#2 posted 01-22-2009 02:35 AM

Very nice piece.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 01-22-2009 02:49 AM

Wow that spalted maple is absolutely gorgeous. Very nice project Dock!

-- Larry, North Carolina,

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 01-22-2009 03:28 AM

You found the perfect use for your spalt stash. Looking good.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 01-22-2009 03:36 AM

Nice use of the maple. well thought out, a great piece to be proud of.

-- piper

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 01-22-2009 04:04 AM

This is looking really good. I love the maple. It is going to make this an eye-catching piece.

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

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#7 posted 01-22-2009 05:26 AM

Looking good…thanks for the update.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 01-22-2009 05:47 AM

That is some great stuff! I love your version.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 01-22-2009 06:10 AM

Excellent use of the spalted maple, DocK. This project is going to look great!

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 01-22-2009 03:36 PM

Really coming along now. The spalted adds so much. Fine work, Doc.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-22-2009 03:53 PM

wow ! this is looking really sweet ! great work dock

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#12 posted 02-11-2009 01:45 PM

man the maple looks out a site….great job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#13 posted 07-31-2010 11:06 PM

I like that maple, it will set the peice apart form the rest of the house.

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