Building My Entertainment Center #7: Offically in the Finishing Stage.

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Blog entry by Ken90712 posted 05-29-2011 10:40 PM 8126 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Problem on the Top fixed and making progress. Part 7 of Building My Entertainment Center series Part 8: Finallydone and TV is up and running!!! »

Well, with over 110 hours invested in the home for our new TV, were almost done. I have officially made it to the finishing stage. The case, drawer & cabinet doors have been sprayed with the dye stain and 2 coats of Seal Coat. Tomorrow I start spraying the finish. I will be using General Finish’s Enduro-Var Urethane Varnish semi gloss. I really like this stuff. I have used this on about five projects thus far.

Today was a productive day; I got everything sprayed with the two coats of seal coat. I used a special the jig I made for drilling into the top and inserting the 8mm nuts for the standoffs to screw into. This Jig was my solution to ensure when I drilled into the top the holes were at a perfect 90 If they were not, the standoffs would show this mistake 10 fold, I have no doubt. Once done, I placed the glass on. Wow, Blondie and I loved it. (Thanks to fellow Lumberjock, Storemore for the top idea.) *

It is amazing the dye stain looks so dull until you spray a seal coat on and then it looks great!

Now I can take the standoffs out and spay the finish on the top. I Plan on being completed by next weekend. This way we can set up the new 64 inch Samsung and have movie night. Everyone is invited. We have two fresh Kegs in our bar and I’m ready to pour some cold ones. Wine cellars stocked and fresh Cuban cigars are at the proper humidity.

Thx for all the help fellow Lumberjocks, during the building of this project.

Blondie is making me take time off and go to a pool party so I must go!

Have a great Holiday weekend!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 11:01 PM

Just S U P E R COOL!

You’re nailing this project!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 11:07 PM

Ken, the “finish” line is in sight on your entertainment center. At this stage in a long build I start getting pretty excited about finally getting it finished so I am sure you are on an adrenaline high right now. Sorry you have to give up your shop time for a pool party but keeping mama happy is what it is all about anyway.

I am looking forward to seeing this posted on the projects page.

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

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 12:41 AM

Looking good Ken!
Or is it Zorro?
You have done a big work on this, and the result are now showing.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 02:43 AM

Who is that mask man? I know it will turn out great Blondie wouldn’t have any other way…lol Enjoy the finishing Ken and have a cold one on me as well…BC

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 05:52 AM

Man, I really like those posts for the glass!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 01:19 PM

Congrats Ken,
It looks really good. Enjoy.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 01:57 PM

Hi Ken

Great job, that is going to be well worth the effort. Look forward to seeing it installed.

All the best


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 03:23 PM

Who was that masked man?

Nice job Ken.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-30-2011 03:55 PM

64”, cold ones and Cubans…....thats my kind of night!

The finish looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 05-30-2011 07:11 PM

Thank-you everyone! Alot of you have helped me come along on this as well.

LOL Keeping Blondie happy is important, thx for reminding me! Would hate it if she told me more tools for you MR! :>)

Pool party was fun, good to see friends and laugh a bit.

Happy Memorial Day to all of you! Too our men and women who have or are serving this great Nation as well and may you return home safe! Ken, USN 1984-1989.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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