Entertainment Center with Spade Walnut Inlay

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 05-11-2015 06:02 AM 1875 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my arts and crafts style entertainment center in quartersawn white oak. It features spade shaped walnut inlays in the central doors. A trio of pegs adorns the top rail, and through tenons dress up the lower rail. Angled and shaped hardwood blocks conceal the wiring harness to the low voltage xenon lights.

Desk grommets allow component wiring to pass cleanly to the lower cabinet, and exit through access holes in the back panel.

The finish is a stain-over-dye technique, with a sprayed lacquer topcoat.


-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 09:32 AM

Beautiful. The spade inlays offer a subtle, yet attractive addition to the piece. as always, I’m amazed and envious at your wood selection and finish.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 11:01 AM

Another beautiful project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 11:41 AM

Well done. What a massive piece.
Love the details.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 12:05 PM

This is such a beautiful. You have certainly done a fine job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 12:18 PM

Nice work. I really like the inlay. Clean and simple.

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 12:42 PM

Very nice man – love the inlays!

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 01:11 PM

Sorry that I’m not a fan of either Oak or A &C in general but I can still admire fine craftsmanship.
Very nicely done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 05-11-2015 01:19 PM

I love the inlays. They are subtle, but add a great touch to the whole thing. Really well done!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#9 posted 05-11-2015 01:56 PM

Super-duper! Did you use a router inlay technique for the spade inlays?

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#10 posted 05-11-2015 01:57 PM

Yup, those are probably the best A&C door inlays I’ve seen. Love it.

You keep crankin ‘em out Willie. Your a machine!;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#11 posted 05-11-2015 03:17 PM

Yes I used a Whiteside router inlay bushing kit for the inlays.
Thanks for looking

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 05-11-2015 07:04 PM

A fine piece of entertainment center.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 05-11-2015 11:52 PM

Willie, you just continue to astonish and amaze me. Bravo!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 05-14-2015 12:09 AM

Great work! I do have one question what program did use to erase the background mine never come out very good?

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#15 posted 05-14-2015 01:28 AM

I use a free program called Gimp. Use the free select tool to click on the corners, and details.
Then SELECT : Invert
Finally EDIT : Cut and the background will be removed.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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