|Project by Vincent Nocito||posted 10-29-2014 04:58 PM||2201 views||14 times favorited||7 comments|
A while back I posted the first part of my Entertainment center project (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/59675). The plan was to add a center bridge cabinet and side display cases. I finally had the time to complete the project. The style is Art and Crafts to match the other furniture in the room.
The cabinets are made from QSWO (solid and plywood). There are three separate cabinets in the unit plus the original tv base cabinet. The center cabinet is 78.75” h x 54.5” w x 19.5”d. The side display cabinets are 73.75” h x 19.5” w x 15.5” d. Construction included dado joints, biscuits, pocket holes, a whole lotta clamps and about a quart of glue.
The cabinets are joined using panel connectors. The cabinets have illuminated with 3 watt LED puck lights and there is LED strip lighting to illuminate the ceiling above the cabinets. The finish is General Finishes Candlelight oil stain, satin Arm-R-Seal and clear Briwax.
I have dozens of construction photos and here are some highlights.
The center cabinet display niche was assembled with dados, glue and screws.
The back panel was 0.25” QSWO plywood with solid wood frame.
The bottom back panel is rabbetted and attached with screws.
The side cabinets were built with pocket hole screws (hidden) and dados.
The cabinet doors are frame and panel with stub tenons and the applied grill work.
This is probably the largest installation that I have undertaken so far. Now I need to load up the display shelves.