Pine Entertainment Center

  • Advertise with us
Project by HungryTermite posted 01-20-2010 08:05 AM 3126 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I got tired of having my plasma sitting precariously on a stool and my A/V equipment stacked on the floor. This was my own design built from clear pine from Home Depot. I built this using only a circular saw, a router, a hand saw, and a few sanders, and I built it (unwisely) on the kitchen table in my 1 bedroom apartment. I finished it with a gel stain and some wipe on poly. Although the finish did not come out as red as I wanted, I did like the final finish.

The joinery is all routed dados for the permanent shelves and pins for the 3 adjustable height shelves. The top is just glued up with a mitered breadboard end. All the glued up panels are using butt joints. Flattening all the panels in my kitchen using the belt sander was certainly a learning experience. The more I learn about furniture design and wood movement I wouldn’t be very surprised if this fell apart one day but for now it’s pretty rock solid.

One of the images is a computer generated image from the CAD program I used to design it. I was quite happy with the design. The upper middle section contains my center channel speaker and is the exact size of the speaker so it looks built in. The back edge of the unit sits right against the wall but all the shelves stop about 10 inches short of the back so there is a lot of room for cable management. You can’t see any cables from the front, which is exactly what I was going for. There is even space behind the center channel for a power bar which keeps everything well hidden.

This was intended as a prototype so I hope I have a chance to build this again in the future out of something like cherry.

-- Good Judgement Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgement.

7 comments so far

View AaronK's profile


1506 posts in 3428 days

#1 posted 01-20-2010 02:33 PM


View rseabrease's profile


55 posts in 3054 days

#2 posted 01-20-2010 04:14 PM

You did a great job on this unit. The pine is excellent and the finish looks really good. The divisions within the unit are well-balance and this project has great eye-appeal. My compliments on a job well done.

-- Richard

View Woodwrecker's profile


4137 posts in 3539 days

#3 posted 01-20-2010 05:28 PM

Who says you need a big fancy shop full of expensive tools?
Great job.
Looks custom made for your gear!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

View tt1106's profile


127 posts in 3032 days

#4 posted 01-20-2010 06:02 PM

Great job.

-- -Todd

View a1Jim's profile


117061 posts in 3541 days

#5 posted 01-20-2010 06:36 PM

This came out great super job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Karson's profile


35111 posts in 4364 days

#6 posted 01-30-2010 06:41 AM

Nice job. A great looking design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View brandonsommer's profile


33 posts in 3000 days

#7 posted 02-02-2010 01:20 PM

Nicely done! Cherry would be a great choice and would look beautiful. Good luck with that!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics