Low Console Entertainment Center

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Project by emetric posted 1803 days ago 1797 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a replacement entertainment center that I made after we bought our new flat screen LCD TV. I made this one to specifically fit our needs, a place for the movies, video game accessories, as well as the keyboards and remotes for my home theater PC. The cabinet is made of Birch ply with Maple edging. The doors are solid Maple with glass inserts. I free handed the leaf pattern on the glass with masking tape and sandblasted the negative spaces to create the frosted effect. This was my first time doing this so it isn’t perfect. Speaking of not perfect, I also used a new finish product Cabot Polystain, water-based stain/poly blend. It isn’t perfect but I seem to be the only one that notices (isn’t that usually the case, we are all our own worst critics). Well, I hope you enjoy this posting and I look forward to posting more. All comments are welcome (I don’t offend easily).

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway

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#1 posted 1803 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1803 days ago

Nice; I like to glass work. What kind of sandblast equipment did you use? Do you do this for a living or is there a small kit which can be purchased somewhere?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 1801 days ago

Actually I bought a very basic suction fed sandblaster kit from tractor supply company. It worked ok, but based on what I have read, I think that I would get more even results with a pressurized system. I think the next time I do this I will be getting a pressurized system.

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway

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#4 posted 1795 days ago

Wow! Very impressive. I like all the features, from several drawers to the beautiful window leaves. Great finish job too.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 1782 days ago

well done lots of bells and whistles

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1284 days ago

Really nice work, Dude. Doors, drawers, and shelves…nice design!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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