I took it upon myself to get back into woodworking by building an entertainment center in a TV nook that was in our house. Previously I had done some bookshelves from New Yankee Workshop and they came out nice, but this by far has been the biggest project. There are somethings that I like about it, but somethings were a learning process.
I started the face frame by doing half-lap joints, with Thru-dowel pins holding it together. They came out nice, even though with paint you’d never be able to tell what I did, I thought it would be a great way to practice for future process. I used Particle board for the lower cabinet, trying to cut costs. ARGH, I hate that stuff, used Plywood for the top, because the Particleboard was too heavy, and a pain. I did the panels with Poplar, and custom bead molding in each of the panels, and the doors. Its still not done, we’re going to do some paneling in the house to match the entertainment center, so paint will come when all is done.
Had a blast working on it, but at the same time, it has taught me alot, and really stretched my patience.