A Large TV Cabinet With Retractable Doors

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Project by dan mosheim posted 12-07-2009 05:10 AM 13609 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently finished this tv cainet with retracting doors …. it is a deceptively simple looking piece but there were subtle complications that emerged during the design process regarding the sliding doors, the depth of the equipment and wires, the exterior speakers …. etc … We have nearly finished construction and will begin the finishing process soon though we don’t expect to deliver this piece until well after the holidays … More photos and process info on my dorset custom furniture blog ... there are two posts … here's one
and the link to the other one is in that post.
I originally posted this piece before it was finished and have added the the thumbnail photo recently

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 07:20 AM

nice job

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 09:43 AM

Great cabinet. Loking forward to seeing its finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 02:30 PM


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#4 posted 12-07-2009 02:45 PM

Dan, this is a nice piece of furniture that you are building. It is going to be interesting to see the finished piece. And I enjoy the wood combination that was selected for it. Cherry and maple are my favorite woods to use in cabinetry.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 04:34 PM

looks great.

for many years I was the one installing the audio-video equipment, home theatres and all. usually the client would order the cabinets and would not consult us in terms of requirements (depth, and access holes for wires, and speakers. and we would end up standing in front of a beautiful piece without being able to install the equipment, or with having to “modify” it ourselves… which I was never fond of doing (to someone elses work). nice to see you got it all implemented into the cabinet before hand.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 06:26 PM

Hey Dan
Very neat entertainment cabinet. I gather the two long strips of wood are the shop made channels for the sliding door, it has printing on it but I can’t really tell what it looks like or says. I took a peak at your blog in looks like you do some very nice work.

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 06:40 PM

Beautiful cabinet. I really like the finish.

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 06:46 PM

Well done entertainment center keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 07:48 PM

Great cabinet, simple visually elegant designs like this can ce complex, especially whe AV needs are thrown in.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#10 posted 12-07-2009 08:23 PM

wow massive. Looks great.

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

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 09:26 PM

Nice work!

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#12 posted 12-13-2009 02:56 PM

Very nice, Nice proportions, looks like it belongs in an antebellum mansion.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 12-13-2009 03:15 PM

I agree This is very nice!! I like the retractable doors .

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#14 posted 01-28-2011 07:05 PM

Wow what a great job! Looks great!

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

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