Entertainment Center #6: "Finishing" Up

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 02-11-2009 06:03 AM 1761 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Seeing Double Part 6 of Entertainment Center series Part 7: Finished (well almost) »

I can see light at the end of the tunnel with this project but still have hardware and lighting to pick out before final assembly. It has been several weeks since my last blog but a cold snap and empty propane tanks makes for slow work. Plus propane is still going up in price not like gas. Throw in a computer crash (I’ve been gettin my LJ fix on the office computer) and it really slows down the blogging and comments. I was able to start the finish work this past weekend after several samples/tests to get the final look. I will save my finish process and critique for the final blog. Here are some progress pictures.



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

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#1 posted 02-11-2009 06:12 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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#2 posted 02-11-2009 07:09 AM

Looks terrific DocK. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#3 posted 02-11-2009 08:06 AM

I feel your pain, Doc. I was up to 80 bucks/month on propane for awhile. Just had to walk away from the cold shop for a bit. And I would have been frantically distracted if my ‘puter was on the fritz. The entertainment center is looking good, and the shop continues to be one of the top shops that were in the Ms. Debbie P visits.

I really like those spalted panels and the inset doors and drawer fronts…

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

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#4 posted 02-11-2009 01:35 PM

looks great…love the grain…can’t wait to see/read about the finished project

-- 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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#5 posted 02-11-2009 02:08 PM

This is coming along nicely. This is the stage that I find to be most exciting and daunting at the same time. With the actual construction you can approach it in steps but with the finish, which will bring about the most dramatic transformation of the project, it an “all or nothing” undertaking. Once you start the process you have to “finish” it. But when it is completed it will be gorgeous.

I am looking forward to seeing the next installment.

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

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#6 posted 02-11-2009 03:46 PM

Looks like it is on the right track and at the right pace to the finish line!
Thanks for the update.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 02-11-2009 06:19 PM

Looks great. Looking forward to seing it finished

-- jerryw-wva.

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#8 posted 02-12-2009 05:00 AM

Nice looking project. I like your wood choice much better than the magazines’. Looks like you did a good job fitting those doors and drawers too. Carry on!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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