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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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1506 days ago

Nice job on that. Natural Alder looks better than I thought it would.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1506 days ago

Wow John, nice job, buddy!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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wseand

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#3 posted 1506 days ago

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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sandhill

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#4 posted 1506 days ago

How did you get the cove molding to the top radius? Nice job.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1506 days ago

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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waxman

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#6 posted 1506 days ago

Looks great from the side view, great built-in. Do you have some photos looking straight on the entertainment center?

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Pdub

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#7 posted 1506 days ago

Wow! Nice entertainment center. The alder looks great.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1506 days ago

Definitely a lot of Wow factor!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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bfd

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#9 posted 1505 days ago

As always John beautiful craftsmanship.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1505 days ago

This is a wonderful entertainment center

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Napaman

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#11 posted 1505 days ago

great work.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1505 days ago

Very impressive build. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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stefang

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#13 posted 1477 days ago

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.

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wseand

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#14 posted 1477 days ago

We have whats called Red Alder. It resembles Cherry in grain pattern and somewhat in color.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Nollie

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#15 posted 1279 days ago

Great entertainment centre !! I like the coulor of that wood

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .http://www.leoncustomfurniture.com

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