Entertainment center with drawers and shelf

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Project by joeBlowFromWindyCity posted 12-22-2017 03:34 AM 338 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were in the process of redoing our living room and my wife asked for something custom for our TV area. The wall space in the first picture is 78” and this was built for the space.

For about 10 years we always had the TV sitting on a stand on top of a crappy little cabinet, or mounted to a wall, above a crappy little cabinet. She showed me a picture on pinterest and asked me if I could make it. In the end, this is what I built and she’s told me daily for the last few weeks that this has surpassed anything she expected.

Although its painted, it’s all maple. I know that’s a sin, but I’d rather be happy than right. I used maple cabinet ply for the back, cabinet box, shelf and table top and soft maple for the drawers. The cabinet is mounted to studs, the top is kreg jigged to the cabinet and the back is hung on the wall. The electrical is all hidden behind the wall, so nothing is seen. This project used a boat load of pocket screws (for ease of use) and biscuits anywhere I needed to hide a joint. The TV on the wall is 55”, and was bought new to fit this design….. cause…. well….you know… you don’t want to mount an old TV on a new custom entertainment center ;)

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 11:21 AM

WOW….......That is a beautiful cabinet and fits the space so well!!

Merry Christmas…...................Cheers,, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 06:51 PM

Now that is really nice looking, well done. How you ‘communicate’ with the hidden components? Is there a sensor on the front, or? tnx

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 12-22-2017 07:02 PM

Great looking cabinet! I really like how the TV looks in the dark cabinet also.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 12-24-2017 12:47 AM

Northwest29 – Everything in the cabinet uses RF remotes so everything will work while hidden. No more IR remotes for me ;)

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