Rift Sawn White Oak Entertainment Unit

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 09-22-2017 04:16 PM 806 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted anything on here in quite a while so here is my latest project for our house. It’s a full wall entertainment unit made out of rift sawn white oak. All cabinet interiors are pre finished birch and since I was doing slab doors the white oak pieces are made out of 3/4” veneer sheets. I incorporated our tv, Paradigm speakers and all the electronics into the unit. I made 2 pullouts on either side of the tv for my blu-rays and then most of the other cabinets are for my dvd collection. Yeah I have a few, lol. I also made 3 spots above the tv for plants to break it up a little.

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#1 posted 09-22-2017 06:27 PM

Nice contemporary design! I like your DVD storage space (as in lack of any wasted space 8^)

I made a large entertainment unit years ago. The design started out to support a large screen CRT and by the time I finished LCD flat screens were everywhere. I still cringe at the wasted space behind the TV set…..

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#2 posted 09-22-2017 08:55 PM

Nice design.

What did you finish the oak with?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 06:50 AM

A great unit. I like the straight design. How do the pullouts slide, with that heavy load?


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#4 posted 09-23-2017 12:10 PM

I sprayed lacquer for a finish. Chemcraft danspeed extra light. I used blum soft close undermount slides on the pullouts so they slide really nice

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#5 posted 09-23-2017 02:49 PM

Boy Howdy! What a beautiful wall unit. The entertainment center looks wonderful in this unit and look at all of the extra storage. You did a fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-23-2017 09:33 PM

man that’s a wall unit!love the look and design looks like you did a great job with the layout.hey as far as dvd’s doesn’t everyone still play em?im old school still buy cd’s too.great job on this jessse

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 09-24-2017 05:35 PM

I used blum soft close undermount slides on the pullouts so they slide really nice

- Jesse Friesen



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