Walnut Entertainment Center

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Project by gbear posted 06-27-2007 03:51 AM 2370 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was done for a client who provided the dimensions, request for walnut and wanted to unit to be construcked in pieces which could all be free standing. It consists of 4 units; the two book cases, the lower center unit for audio/video equipment, and the upper center unit for the plasma TV and base speaker.
I used the Festool Domino for joining many of the parts. Rabbit joints were also used. The finish is 3 to 4 coats of Waterlox, sanded between coats with 800 wet and dry and then waxed for a final finish.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#1 posted 06-27-2007 04:09 AM

Very nice nice entertainment center. The walnut figure is also great.

Looks like it meet the customers requirements PLUS.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-27-2007 04:52 AM

That’s a really nice piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-27-2007 04:59 AM

I really like the way the walnut figure pops out on this piece. Very nice configuration. Love the look of Walnut.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 06-27-2007 05:07 AM

Today I started working some walnut, and it is my first time working with this species. I can appreciate the hard work that went into your project. Thanks for posting.

-- John

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#5 posted 06-27-2007 05:41 AM

I love walnut, that is gorgeous. /Something I wish I could make. Great job. You know some people don’t like sap wood in the walnut and dye it and everything they can to hide it. Actually, I think it gives the wood character. I like it. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-27-2007 05:57 AM

Very nice project. I like the wood and craftsmanship. Very lucky customer.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 06-27-2007 06:21 AM

beautiful! I have heard that walnut is hard to work with…this looks great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 06-27-2007 11:42 AM

gorgeous!! Client must be thrilled

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 06-27-2007 02:40 PM

Walnut is such beautiful wood. Very nice job…hope ya made a zillion bucks for it!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 06-27-2007 02:50 PM

Thank you for posting this. I was thinking of building a large project using walnut but was concerned about it being too intense colorwise. This has changed my mind. Thanks.

-- Hope Never fails

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#11 posted 06-27-2007 03:39 PM

Beautiful! Nice design.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 06-27-2007 04:17 PM

I can’t help but to drool over your project. Walnut is without question my favorite wood to work with and to look at.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 06-27-2007 06:49 PM

Great piece! I’d have to take out a second mortgage to buy that much walnut here in south Louisiana.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 06-28-2007 12:40 AM

Very beautiful project.

And how did the “Festool Domino” work? Did you pay for it with the money you made on this job ;^D
I’d love to have one!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 07-15-2007 06:12 PM

Great Work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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