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Project by dhg posted 02-14-2009 04:31 PM 1171 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago I built the fireplace mantel for a friend of mine then in December he asked if i could build a small entertainment center/cabinet for all his goodies and to set his flatscreen on top. They wanted the cabinet to match some of the details in the mantel but not to take away from it. Hence the arched rails in the doors. It was a trip to add the rail. The doors have speaker cloth in them as he is going to put his sub-woofer in the RH side. He wanted access to the equipment with the hinged drawer fronts.

There is another cabinet on the back side of this one that kind of matches it with holes through the back so he can do his wire hook-ups through the back.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 02-14-2009 04:38 PM

Great looking ETC. You did a great job on the arched rails. Everything looks good. Is that the final finish?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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dhg

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 04:43 PM

There going to paint it white to match the mantel. It’s made out of poplar.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 04:50 PM

This is a really nice job. Curving the rails to match the mantle adds a nice detail to the entertainment center.

Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 04:52 PM

That makes sense…... again great job

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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LesB

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 08:57 PM

Looks like a great project. Rear access for all the wires is a real bonus.
Another treatment for the equipment doors would have been to make them lift up and slide back into the case. They would be out of the way then. There is commercial hardware available for that. That would have required flush mounted doors however.

Is there ventilation for the heat generated by the electronics. I know mine get pretty warm and the installer of the satellite equipment warned me to make sure it had ventilation. A small electronics cooling fan would be quiet and do the job with out cutting multiple vent holes.

-- Les B, Oregon

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dhg

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#6 posted 02-14-2009 09:04 PM

LesB, thanks for the comment.

I would have liked to make the doors slide in but he was on a very tight budget. As stated above he is a friend which means i really didn’t make much on this project.

When we were going over the design i brought up the heat issue and he figured that the doors would have to be open so his remotes will work that and that would give enough ventilation. if not, or down the road he gets a remote system that doesn’t need line of sight we will have to figure something out.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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dhg

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#7 posted 02-14-2009 09:20 PM

The plan was for the base to continue across the front but after I installed it, he thought he might just put a shoe molding down. I was kicking around the idea for a piece of trim at the top of the cabinet but he thought it was fine.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 04:02 PM

Looks good I to really like the way you put the arch rails in. I just hate doing things for family and friends, one,, your either doing it for nothing or maybe just for material but I always see so much more that I could do with it and I sugest what about adding this little touch here or what if I do this with that and I don’t know if they just can’t picture it in there heads or what but its no its fine just like that and I feel like God I could of done so much more and had it looking so much better and it always leaves me feeling like I didn’t do a very good job so I try and avoid doing for the family and friends. L.O.L. or it goes the other direction and they are totally dissatisfied and the truth is they wouldn’t be satisfied no mater what you did. for example my Dad L.O.L. man talk about an aggravation. If you polished up a gold bar and gave it to him he would find something wrong with it. L.O.L. But great job dude.

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