Walnut and Zebrawood Entertainment Center

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1626 days ago 2902 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece I built for a customer. My most $$ piece yet.

Solid walnut with zebrawood raised panels in the doors and drawer fronts. My first time ever doing raised panels. Turned out pretty good I think. The design is fairly straight forward and modern. It has push to open features on the doors and drawer slides. Adjustable shelves for components. Nice open back for easy access to wires and plugs. The drawers will hold just over 100 DVD’s.
The walnut parts are all finished with a good coat of black walnut danish oil first, then everything is finished with multiple coats of wipe on poly.
His 46” LCD tv will sit on top.
This customer has already commissioned me to do some more custom building for him. He was very very pleased with this one.


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#1 posted 1626 days ago

Looks Great.

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

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#2 posted 1626 days ago

Nice job, I like the contrast between the walnut and zebrawood.

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#3 posted 1626 days ago

Wow, that’s a beauty. Great wood combination.

I really like the idea of leaving the back open for easy wire access, while putting doors on the front to hide the whole mess.

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

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#4 posted 1626 days ago

Great looking and well crated cabinet. I agree with the others that the wood combination really works well on this piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1626 days ago

Zebrawood makes an idea complimentary wood for walnut. The darker areas of the zebrawood are nearly the same color as the walnut. I have to remember this wood configuration in the future.

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#6 posted 1626 days ago

that is a sharp entertainment center—where do you get zebra wood from

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#7 posted 1626 days ago

What a great wood combination. Well done.

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#8 posted 1626 days ago

Very nice design and execution.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#9 posted 1626 days ago

Nice job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1625 days ago

very nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 1625 days ago

Very very nice, love the wood combination

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#12 posted 1625 days ago

That is beautiful!

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#13 posted 1625 days ago

Wonderful work I too really like the wood combination. A great entertainment center.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1434 days ago

Must like this, I see its the 2nd time I have commented on it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 1337 days ago

Walnut and zebra wood sweet!’

Zebra is a crazy wood eh, i’m just starting to build a few pieces my self using it as a high light.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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