Low Console Entertainment Center

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 09-22-2009 05:19 AM 2388 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).

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 12:44 PM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 03:55 PM

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 09-24-2009 05:29 AM

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.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#4 posted 09-30-2009 06:22 PM

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 10-13-2009 05:12 PM

well done lots of bells and whistles

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 02-23-2011 08:25 PM

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

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

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