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Project by Jim posted 10-31-2009 05:05 AM 2131 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So far I’ve finished the bottom section of this entertainment center. It’s african mahogany. I like the ribbon grain of this wood and decided to keep the doors simple so that the grain would be the focus. The top is scribed to fit the walls. I’m learning more about finishes and am getting more comfortable/confident with staining and top coats. It’s semi-glass poly over a Minwax stain. Of course, the prep is a huge factor. I appreciated the use of my Jet/Performax 16-32 drum sander on the doors. Really sped up the sanding process.

-- Jim,

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 11:01 AM

Beautiful job Jim. I can not wait to see the upper portion too.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 12:02 PM

That is a great start Jim.The mahogany looks great.

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 12:57 PM

Jim, this is going to be a wonderful addition when you get it all finished. The lower section looks good and I think you were on target with the door panels. You could have made them more elaborate but this way the focus is on the wood and not the door. And the finish looks good as well.

Even though it was necessary I would have had a hard time drilling a hole in the top after all the work that went into it. When I get to that stage I tend to drag the construction out until I have to force myself to cut into it.

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 01:56 PM

Very nice work! Nice finish.

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 03:00 PM

it always hurts to drill into something so nice. Love the grain patterns. Nice modern looking unit. Anxious for the top to arrive…..get chopping. literally

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 04:23 PM

Jim, looks great. What do you have planned for the top section? This will be an awesome piece when you get done. Keep us posted.

-- John @

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 07:29 PM

Quality work and and the grain pattern flows with the floor pattern.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 09:00 PM

Looks great Jim well done

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