Well, it looks like I’ve got some work to do! I’ve had a customer bring me a table top that was saved from a closing Starbuck’s Coffee Shop. At first, he wanted a coffe table made from it, but then changed his mind and wanted to use it to top a small entertainment center. The unit will sit directly below a wall-mounted flat screen tv, and needs to house some stereo components and dvd’s.
Neat top, huh!? Materials are some beautiful 8/4 black walnut I’ve got my hands on and some maple panels. I wanted the cabinet below to accent the curves of the top. And at a finish height of only 21”, I wanted a stout base that would add a heavy look to the whole piece. The back will have a removable panel for access to all the cables, connections, and a power center. I’ll use adjustable shelving on the left side of the cabinet, and fixed shelves spaced for cd’s and dvd’s on the right.
As things progress I will, of course, keep updating the blog. Oh, and don’t worry about the hole in the top. I’m working on a design for a walnut swiveling speaker mount for the center channel surround sound speaker.
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