Walnut Entertainment Center

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Project by ryno101 posted 07-29-2010 01:49 PM 3162 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut entertainment center, this is piece two of three for my brother in law. It matches the coffee table I made earlier. You can see the coffee table “in situ” in the last picture.

This was a big project… Literally (it’s 6” longer than my workbench, making assembly rather challenging!) and figuratively… only the 2nd piece of furniture I’ve made.

Soon to be followed by an end table. And they’ll be going to a good home (with a great view!!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 02:18 PM

Great looking wood and nice work! I don like the view and was about to comment on where your workspace was if you lived in a loft, but I guess you’ve answered that question already. I hope your BIL understands how much better quality furniture he’s getting over the IKEA stuff he was probably looking at…

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 02:20 PM

Ryan it looks great!! What kind of finish to you use?

-- Mark,

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 02:53 PM

Thanks, twored… Believe me, he understands! He was never even considering IKEA, and was willing to give me the chance to build my first two pieces of furniture for him. Not to mention patient… That walnut’s been slowly morphing into this since December!

Mark, I started the whole thing with a coat of no-wax shellac, then the top got 5 or 6 coats of satin poly with a brush, 400grit between coats, then two coats of wipe-on poly, finished off with renaissance wax (upon delivery, as you can see!). Body got four coats of wipe-on poly, shelves got something like 6 or 8 coats.

-- Ryno

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 03:02 PM

Great design. It looks like they got all the equipment to load it up.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 05:05 PM

Excelleny job and I know your brrother in las has to be very excited about your work.

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 05:34 PM

Great job!! Nice design, build and finish.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 10:48 PM

very nice. that walnut looks great.

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 03:43 PM

Excellent job! Another finely built piece of furniture. I like the clean lines. You are doing good for your only second furniture piece!

-- Matt - WildFire Designs

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#9 posted 08-01-2010 03:21 PM

i love a good walnut project take a look at the walnut project i made great work

-- eric underwood

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