New Wave Gothic Entertainment Center (Armorie)

  • Advertise with us
Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 07-05-2009 07:48 PM 2891 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Confronting the task of housing modern home theater equipment, video games and a host of wires, movies and accouterments without diminishing the carefully planned period architecture of your home often leads to frustration. Artisans of the Valley offers our original New Wave Gothic line, including armoire style entertainment centers, to provide a full array of modern function without disturbance to the continuity of your decorating style.

With full swing doors the unit opens for an unobstructed view of the TV. Closed, the contents may be swords, armor, kitchen equipment, the crown jewels, or a 42” Plasma TV with an 8.1 surround sound and a blue ray DVD; regardless the solid wood structure holds its place in time and in your home. All rope carvings are hand carved. Panels are 1/2” solid oak. As shown this unit is 50”w x 25”d x 54”h

Completed in select grade quarter sawn white oak – with custom made iron grids and X’s securing the side panels and doors. This unit also sits on six industrial casters to allow easy movement to access the back of the equipment.

Approximate weight of this unit is somewhere around 350lbs.

More details on this project:

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

8 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


117114 posts in 3599 days

#1 posted 07-05-2009 07:57 PM

Interesting piece unique for sure

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 3607 days

#2 posted 07-05-2009 08:49 PM

Man thats sweet well done wish it were mine.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View woodnut's profile


393 posts in 4074 days

#3 posted 07-05-2009 09:38 PM

Eric I’ve been looking at your pieces this evening and have to say that I really like this style. Your work is great and thanks for posting.

-- F.Little

View Karson's profile


35125 posts in 4422 days

#4 posted 07-05-2009 10:59 PM

Eric A nice job on this piece. I used to live in Ringoes. Sorry i didn’t know you were around.

We try and have an LumberJocks Picnic at Lee Jesbergers shop in Sewell NJ. We haven’t set the date yet for this year. Keep looking for it.

-- 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 †

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 3796 days

#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:01 AM

Very impressive once again. The metal work makes the piece. I have always loved quarter sawn white oak. I plan to use it in my new kitchen. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Eric M. Saperstein's profile

Eric M. Saperstein

766 posts in 3270 days

#6 posted 07-06-2009 10:11 AM

Thanks! This was a fun piece to build – nice basic square box no weird joints to cause frustration. It just came together and became massive. It’s extremely heavy duty, and yes I agree the metalwork really makes it stand out. I love the heavy gothic iron appeal. Without the iron the piece ironically looked even more massive, just more like a huge monotones box. The iron actually created enough contrast to prevent it from looking like a fancy crate; I’m glad our client opened to let us include that.

I would love to have one someday setup as a weapons locker with a display of swords, maces, etc.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4269 days

#7 posted 07-06-2009 07:54 PM

Love your work, my son always wanted to live in a castle he would enjoy this also. Reminds me of my time in the military in Germany.

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

View Eric M. Saperstein's profile

Eric M. Saperstein

766 posts in 3270 days

#8 posted 07-08-2009 03:33 AM

These would be great for a castle – someday maybe on living one of those!

Keep us posted on the pickup – we’re not taking any major trips this summer so we may be able to stop in if we’re around.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics