Entertainment Center #1: Conception

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Blog entry by Loogie posted 11-24-2009 05:16 AM 1822 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My parents finally upgraded from their old Sony 27” CRT television to a nice Samsung LCD. That meant that their old conventional TV cabinet was out and they needed a new entertainment center. Naturally, they asked if I would build their new piece. They visited a bunch of stores to get design ideas and after a lot of discussion we settled on a low cabinet design. I was inspired by Troy Sextons American Cabinet. However, my mother preferred flat bracket feet to the ogee bracket feet that Troy used. I drew the whole thing up in Sketchup and I’m ready to begin.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 06:38 AM

Looks like a great plan and design, go for it Mark

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 06:42 AM

Thats a great plan.

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 06:49 AM

one drawer, 2 doors, = 3 knobs …..............2 knobs on his cabinet

yours has 4 doors = 4 knobs …....................and 2 knobs on your cabinet

Am I missing something?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 07:00 AM

Roman, Yes, you’re missing the word “inspired”. It’s not a copy, we just like that style. Form follows function though. There are two drawers behind the two middle doors as well that you will see later. The bracket feet in the rendering are not accurate either. Also, on my cabinet the two middle doors are hinged to the two outer doors so no knobs required there.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 01:52 PM

It looks like you have a nice start on the entertainment center. This is going to be an interesting series to follow.

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

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