Quest for a bigger TV #4: Frame of the Center Unit

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Blog entry by JBfromMN posted 10-21-2010 07:26 PM 10119 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This installment will cover the beginning of the case construction of the center unit for my Parents Entertainment Center.

We had the Sketch Up drawing that I posted in the last entry. That was able to give us the dimensions for the different plywood pieces we had to cut. Also we used the sketch up drawing for where to locate the dados that were needed.

It began with the 2 side pieces. We had to add the 2” oak pieces that are on the top of both sides. Those are biscuited in and then sanded flush with the outside edge. Then the dados are cut into all of the pieces. If you look closely at our drawing you will notice that the top of the unit is not dadoed into the sides. There were had to add support blocks to the inside edges to hold the top in place. After that blocks were glued and screwed into place, we moved on to putting together the jigsaw of pieces that were had. I was out of white chalk so I ended up using a piece of Pink sidewalk chalk from the girls to mark all of the pieces.

We did a majority of the work on the week ends because that is when we both could work on it together. I did a lot of sanding work and stock prep during the week, but major assembly waited until Dad was there. His unit after all.

Unfortunately the only pictures I have of this step are after the face frame was constructed and biscuited onto the case.

There is also a picture of one of the shop helpers.

Next up will be doors and drawers…......

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 08:43 PM

Looks like its going to be very nice!

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 06:00 PM

You must have a high budget shop being able to afford a model. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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