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Project by cvalley posted 10-18-2015 11:54 PM 1178 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built from solid Red Oak. Each End cabinet contains an Apogee Acoustics High End Ribbon Speaker. They are 60” tall by 12” wide by 4” deep. Ribbon Speakers are known for perfect mid-ranges and crisp pristine highs. Behind the TV there’s a KEF high end center channel speaker. Just to the right is a Velodyne 3000 watt 10” sub woofer. It was 2K when I bought it, a little searching and I found one for 1K, they are 3.5K now days. I spent just over 6 months building this but it’a a one of a kind system to house my high end components. The drawers and doors are all soft close hardware. One problem is it weighs around six hundred pounds and takes at least 2 men to move it even though it has sliders under each end cabinet and under the center component cabinet. So periodic adjustments of wiring are out of the question unless I have friends over. I designed the whole thing in sketchup before I began building it. There is an LED light in the top of each end cabinet and the center bridge has two LED lights. There’s a dimmer inside the left cabinet. behind the pilaster. To round out the package there’s two Definitive technology full range tower speakers serving the rear surround speaker channels. Every thing works great and there are no rattles or vibrations even when playing “Welcome to the Machine” by Pink Floyd.
The carvings were done on my Legacy 24” x 58” 5-Axis Arty CNC Machine.
Check out my shop for pictures of my shop and CNC machine.





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 12:53 AM

Wow! What a magnificent Entertainment Center. 3000 watt sub…I bet the house shakes when that’s in use! I know you put this together really well knowing how powerful that sub is. Beautiful detail all around!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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cvalley

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 01:14 AM

Thanks woodshaver. I love to demo the system to friends. I start them out with only the TV speakers as you can’t see any of the system speakers. then when they least expect it I switch on the Pioneer Elite 7 channel Receiver. I watch for their reaction and it never disappoints me. But I really don’t listen to loud music or movies anymore. Movies can sneak up on me though. they’ll have soft scenes so I’ll turn it up a little then all hell breaks loose and I’m buried in a wall of sound. That sends my scrambling for the remote to turn it down.

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 01:43 AM

Amazing, just beautiful.

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 01:43 AM

I know all about that sound sneaking up on you! I have a few older folks that visit us and they don’t like the loud sounds either so I’m always ready with the remote. I’ll take some of the base out of the SW also. Funny how our cat runs when I kick up system a bit. My system is on the bottom of the totem pole, nothing as powerful as yours!
You system is awesome and your cabinet work is remarkable!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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cvalley

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 02:05 AM

I admit I have a sense of pride while watching it knowing it’s my design and I built it. I try to do perfect, but I’ve learned there isn’t any perfect for me. I’ve been retired for 12 years now so I keep getting better. I stay in my shop most of the time. I’m on break right now brewing an American Imperial IPA (Pliney the Elder)

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 02:19 AM

OMG! I just went and poked around in your shop! I’m drooling all over myself! Absolutely heavenly! Love it!
Retired for 15 now…It’s fun getting old….. I think woodworking is keep me young though! What’s retirement without something to do!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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cvalley

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#7 posted 10-19-2015 03:57 PM


OMG! I just went and poked around in your shop! I m drooling all over myself! Absolutely heavenly! Love it!
Retired for 15 now…It s fun getting old….. I think woodworking is keep me young though! What s retirement without something to do!

- woodshaver


Thanks woodshaver. hey that’s a very formidable shop you’ve got there. And OMG so many projects posted. I’ve had a lot of projects that I didn’t document. I’ve been woodworking since the cub scouts back in the 50’s. I grew up loving the smell of freshly cut lumber.

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#8 posted 10-19-2015 05:10 PM

Wow! This is a very impressive piece of work. You’ve done a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#9 posted 10-21-2015 09:34 AM

Nice work that is a Beast,,,, Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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