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Project by RobG73 posted 83 days ago 1220 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had 18 feet of blank wall as a canvas for this entertainment center. The TV you see was on a stand about as wide as the TV and as tall as it sits now. My Lovely wife was not satisfied the emptiness and thought an entertainment center would be a great addition to the room. To my absolute pleasure this required the purchase of tools to make it happen! That is another story.

I started with as sketch and some measurements and purchased the wood. I hate to admit working with plywood, but any type of solid wood and I could never have afforded the project. I built this in four sections with the TV offset to the left to fit the seating for the room. I made sure to build it big enough to fit an 80” TV! Just in case. The small sections to each side were evenly divided over the remaining length of the wall.

The base looks to be five sections but under the TV just have a middle support. It would take more space than I have here to properly go over every step and associated mistake, so I will only hit the highlights. The shelves are aspen and were purchased at Lowe’s. I purchased a jig for the holes for the shelves. The backing for the upper section is basic wanes coating.

We still have plenty of room for decorations and electronics to clutter out shelves! I made sure to rewire the electricity so it is conveniently located undert he TV and an additional one on the top hidden behind the crown molding. The previous owner had also had speaker wire router through the walls that I reused. It was a fun project that I hope to never have to do again!

-- Civilize the mind, make savage the body





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Routerisstillmyname

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#1 posted 83 days ago

Perfect

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 83 days ago

excellent job.

Paint hides nothing, so any little mistake shows up ..

You did a great job.

-- Jeff NJ

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 82 days ago

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 82 days ago

Nice, clean work. Looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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matts_dad

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#5 posted 82 days ago

Nice, neat job . . .

I built a 14 ft in-place version of one of these a few years ago. The biggest pain was dealing with the fact that the wall itself was less than straight & plumb. It made the whole project drag out way too long.

How did you deal with this issue in order to make your’s look so good?

-- Barry

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