I liked the looks of this new Woodsmith plan, an image of their finished plan is shown below, so I purchased it.
I got my tape measure out beforehand to measure my bedroom where this entertainment center will be placed. The old TV stand was the first large screen TV I purchased with my first large television set. The stand is ugly. I will give it away and I will dump the TV since it shows signs of dying.
I am making the center cabinet first. I will add the two towers and the bridge between them later.
I have all the wood milled and most of the center cabinet built. I need to find a store where I can purchase the two sheets of glass for the doors this plan specifies.
I believe I counted fourteen clamps used to glue the face frame onto the case.
I am following the plan to the letter; including the molding and paint stain colors. I went ahead and bought all the hardware as specified in the plan from Lee Valley Tools. I bought hardware for the entire entertainment center even though I am currently only building the center cabinet. I could not find metal drawer slides for less money elsewhere. Besides they seem to be rated well.
I have a lot of small detail work remaining on these doors. For this image I just set them up so I could get an image of what they will look like in the spot they will hang.
Adding the bullnose trim should be the easy part. Cutting half laps for the muntins on the doors will be a test.
-- --- Happy Howie