|Project by Muzhik||posted 09-18-2007 06:40 AM||2117 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
... well almost. This is the SECOND project I ever built. The first was an aquarium stand done in the same style to get my feet wet (apologies for the horrible pun).
Like many of us, I started woodworking out of a perceived necessity with dilusions of saving money and getting exactly what I wanted out of projects instead of settling for what was overpriced in a furniture store. I couldn’t find an entertainment center to fit my needs and my budget, so I set out to design and build my own.
I used oak veneer plywood and hardwood boards purchased from Lowe’s (so much for saving money), put all the shelves in dados instead of making the adjustable and only built it for my 27” TV at the time because I didn’t know better. It came apart into two major pieces (top and bottom) that were both insanely heavy. As you can see, I built in plenty of media storage.
I wound up selling it 5 years later for a whopping 300 bucks so that I could move in the new living room furniture that I was building at the time. I’d say all in all I probably lost 400 bucks just in materials on the whole ordeal. But I wouldn’t change a thing about the whole experience. It started me down this crazy woodworking road!
Thanks for allowing me to recount my past in front of you all.