|Project by Pezking7p||posted 11-23-2015 02:03 AM||1992 views||15 times favorited||28 comments|
I’m slowly working through my living room piece by piece, working in a sort of arts and crafts with an asian influence type of vein. This entertainment center is basically a sideboard made to 26” tall to accommodate a big screen TV.
Everything is cherry (or cherry ply in the case of the lower shelf and the vertical dividers), and I used poplar for the drawer sides/bottoms and the web frames. Finish is one coat of seal-a-cell and three coats of arm-r-seal, finished with wax and steel wool.
All construction is mortise and tenon, and the lower stretchers are through tenons. Legs are reverse tapered to match the side table I made. Carcass glue up was very difficult and complicated. I should have done a better job designing this piece for more simple glue ups.
Drawers are dovetailed by hand and I used raised panels for the drawer bottoms. I found I actually enjoyed the process of raising the panels by hand and it went very fast. I think they look so neat with the raised panels. I had a few marking errors while doing the dovetails. This was my first time cutting dovetails so there are some gaps but they are pretty hard to see with the finish.
A neat way I came up with to hold the top still why I crosscut it on the TS.
First mortised hinges. There was definitely a learning curve here, but my router plane saved the day.
Mockup pre finish.
This project was a lot of firsts for me (as all my projects tend to be), but I had a lot of fun doing it and now it’s on to the next one. Thanks for looking!