Walnut and Zebrawood Entertainment Center

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 11-09-2009 07:48 PM 5018 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 11-09-2009 07:52 PM

Looks Great.

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

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 08:15 PM

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

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 08:19 PM

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 11-09-2009 08:32 PM

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 11-09-2009 09:25 PM

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 11-09-2009 10:36 PM

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

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 12:36 AM

What a great wood combination. Well done.

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 12:42 AM

Very nice design and execution.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#9 posted 11-10-2009 01:48 AM

Nice job.

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#10 posted 11-10-2009 12:04 PM

very nice work.

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

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#11 posted 11-10-2009 01:35 PM

Very very nice, love the wood combination

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

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#12 posted 11-10-2009 07:35 PM

That is beautiful!

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#13 posted 11-10-2009 07:39 PM

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

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#14 posted 05-20-2010 11:47 AM

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 08-26-2010 04:38 AM

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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