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CHERRY ENTERTAINMENT ARMOIRE

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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 1790 days ago 1964 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a entertainment armoire that I made a few years back. It is all solid cherry with macasser ebony inlays. It took me a bout a year to complete this. I had trouble finding the right panels for the doors and finding the 4”x6” piece of cherry that I needed for the top cove.

The only tools that I had at the time was a Craftsman contractors saw, router and assorted had tools. The cove was cut on the table saw on a diagonal and then scraped and hand sanded. The corners of the cove were done with rasps and files using a cardboard template. All pf the drawers are dovetailed and the “box” that holds the TV was dovetailed on the corners and I used sliding dovetails for the shelf and divders.

The finish is 8 coats of Danish Oil wet sanded, starting with 320 and working up to 1000 grit. The final finish is Briwax.

There were severial challanges on this, from the cove to the fully recessed doot hardware. This is probably the largest piece that I have completed.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.





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CharlieM1958

15691 posts in 2853 days


#1 posted 1790 days ago

Wow! That’s a fantastic piece. That’s some of the prettiest cherry I’ve ever seen, and your finishing technique really brought out the best in it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dennis_MGWW

90 posts in 2052 days


#2 posted 1790 days ago

Very nice! I love the look of cherry when it is finished properly.

Great job!

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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CaptainSkully

1190 posts in 2193 days


#3 posted 1790 days ago

Nicely done. I had the same tools when I started. Keep up the good work!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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LesB

1063 posts in 2077 days


#4 posted 1790 days ago

Great looking piece.
You now have the same problem I had with mine. The new larger flat TVs won’t fit in cabinet. Fortunately it is easy to find other uses for such a nice cabinet and you get to build a new one.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Indiana_Parrothead

108 posts in 1790 days


#5 posted 1790 days ago

Yes the TV just fit. Find a flat screen to fit is not going to be easy. But this TV is HDTV and HiDef so it might last for awhile.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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stefang

12953 posts in 1968 days


#6 posted 1789 days ago

A beautiful armoire, love the woods and very well done. Welcome to LJ and looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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reggiek

2240 posts in 1904 days


#7 posted 1789 days ago

Well done!....goes to show it is the talents of the builder…and not just the tools that make a piece turn out…..gotta love cherry for a great wood to work with…

Welcome to LJ’s…I am assuming that you must be a Jimmy Buffett fan from the knickname….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1789 days ago

Looks beautiful great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Indiana_Parrothead

108 posts in 1790 days


#9 posted 1789 days ago

Yes, I am a Jimmy Buffett fan…
FIns Up

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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Loucarb

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#10 posted 1789 days ago

Very well done & welcome aboard.

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 1789 days ago

Great work—-Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Ed Elizondo

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#12 posted 1789 days ago

This is one fine project. The cherry really looks great. The trim is well done and fits the armoir. Good Job. Welcome aboard. Ed.E.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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panhandler

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#13 posted 1789 days ago

Beautiful cabinet, my son is a parrot head he had me build him 20 frames to display his albums I built them out of nice oak but he wanted them painted bright colors like the Islands. You will enjoy this site I have only been here a few days and I cant stay away

-- Florida Panhandler

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huff

2803 posts in 1919 days


#14 posted 1789 days ago

Beautiful work with some beautiful wood. I especially like the way you did the cove with the radius. Very nice.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1829 days


#15 posted 1789 days ago

Beautiful, after seeing the pictures with the doors closed I would never of gused that you would fit everything that you did in it.

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

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