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I made this entertainment center about 9 years ago. It is in alder veneer, ply, and solid stock. The finish is just a clear polyurethane.
-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca
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#1 posted 06-10-2010 07:12 AM
Nice job on that. Natural Alder looks better than I thought it would.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#2 posted 06-10-2010 07:14 AM
Wow John, nice job, buddy!
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#3 posted 06-10-2010 07:25 AM
Real nice John I am making some bookcases out of the Alder I got, hope mine comes out to look half as nice as yours.
-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy
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#4 posted 06-10-2010 10:19 AM
How did you get the cove molding to the top radius? Nice job.
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#5 posted 06-10-2010 10:24 AM
I like it, a friend has a kitchen he made out of Alder & I really like the look of this wood. Great work!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#6 posted 06-10-2010 02:05 PM
Looks great from the side view, great built-in. Do you have some photos looking straight on the entertainment center?
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#7 posted 06-10-2010 02:37 PM
Wow! Nice entertainment center. The alder looks great.
-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.
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#8 posted 06-10-2010 02:53 PM
Definitely a lot of Wow factor!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#9 posted 06-10-2010 04:32 PM
As always John beautiful craftsmanship.
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#10 posted 06-10-2010 08:39 PM
This is a wonderful entertainment center
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#11 posted 06-11-2010 01:49 AM
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#12 posted 06-11-2010 03:53 AM
Very impressive build. Thanks for posting.
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#13 posted 07-08-2010 06:07 PM
Reeks of good design and craftsmanship John. Of all the entertainment centers I’ve seen, I like yours the best and I mean that. I’m also very partial to Alder which I feel is a much underused in woodworking today. Maybe it doesn’t lend itself to commercial harvesting and processing. I haven’t personally made any furniture out of it, but it is wonderful to carve, and has a beautiful coloration. Here in Norway there are two varieties, Gray and Black Alder or ‘Or’ as we call it. I haven’t a clue what they different varieties are called in the States. I’m just in checking out your bent lamination work in the hope of getting some inspiration. I’m not intending to copy anything though.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#14 posted 07-09-2010 06:15 AM
We have whats called Red Alder. It resembles Cherry in grain pattern and somewhat in color.
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#15 posted 01-22-2011 08:27 PM
Great entertainment centre !! I like the coulor of that wood
-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .http://www.leoncustomfurniture.com
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