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This was My first project an Entertainment center built from plywood, it holds 2 tvs stereo equipment, speakers, XBOX playstation gamecube 350 dvds, a picture shelf 2 telephones. It sits on top of a heating duct so there is a deflector for that. I built the whole thing with a skil saw and not much else it stands 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It helped me to coin a phrase ” 89 and 91 degrees exist for sure I can prove that but 90 degrees is just a myth” fortunately this is my worst project, and I can prove 90 Degrees now. It had to be assembled in its spot. I have learned that technology changes and that TVs inpaticular need replacing, this furniture was not built with a plasma tv in mind, I swear I had no idea, but luckily it kind of fits ( barely). This peice was that started it all, I have gone on to buy tools like they were candy, I now regularly track sawdust and wood chips all over the house. But I must do something right because My life still says she loves me sometimes.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns





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Andrew

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 09:29 PM

By the way I do not suggest anyone trying to build something like this, running cables are a pain, and Video game systems get moved from room to room everyday, this system has caused many swears to be uttered. Although I will say that 5 years later it is still in use, and we now pack 8 or nine teenagers a night in front of it. Our house seems to be the popular one. For all the parents in MN, if you don’t know where your kids are they might be at my house.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 09:44 PM

You know if you emptied that thing you would never be able to see the floor. Hope that plasma is bolted down.

In the end it looks like it serves its purpose well. Good job.

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

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DannyBoy

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 10:05 PM

Not bad for a Skill saw project. The fact that it doesn’t crumble to the floor says something. Good job anyway!

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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littlecope

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 10:32 PM

Nice Job, Andrew!! This entertainment center is probably one of the reasons why all the kids are at your house in the first place!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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NBeener

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 11:36 PM

Please tell me it’s a blurry picture.

Please??

-- -- Neil

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 11:38 PM

Hmmmmmmm. This looks like a photo shop to me.
Those three picture frames in the upper left taking up a whole space don’t look right nor the floating flat screen TV. The books or videos on the bottom don’t look to be in a shelf either. Are you trying to pull a fast one? If so, you didn’t fool me. If not, my apologies….but I would need to see some more clearer and different angle pictures to believe this.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 11:41 PM

Good job andrew . The tough way with out a table saw. Looks good .

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Andrew

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 11:52 PM

the picture looks pretty sharp to everyone else, how are you neil? it is a major reason the kids are at my house, the tv is not bolted down Wouldn’t be able to hook and unhook video games that way. Ohwoodeye- it is completely real the dvds on the floor are from having children. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures until recently, it looked better when everything was installed and the equipment it was built for was in it.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#9 posted 10-30-2009 12:09 AM

All I can say is. WOW

Takes courage to do something that big without the right tools. I’m still in shock that its mostly skill saw. Must be sturdy though to put a tv like that on top of it.

holy crap…...

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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Skillet

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#10 posted 10-30-2009 04:57 AM

Not bad. I need to do the same. I think you could still manage to put more stuff on it though. Just don’t hide the edges. The edges bring out the details like there is wood under there!
LOL

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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