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Entertainment Center; Cat Approved

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Project by Owlcroft posted 10-29-2018 11:16 PM 480 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed an Entertainment Center, she could afford, for a wall in her TV room. It needed to be designed to be cat friendly and fit under the door for her AC. I sent her a plan for approval and she was ecstatic. Once I had her approval I took her to Home Depot so she could select the paint. The results of about 3 weeks work and $250 is what you see above.

My shop is small so I had to break it into 3 sections, a bookcase on either side of the Entertainment Center. Overall the unit is a little over 11’ wide and 6’3” high. The lower section of the Entertainment Center is 24 inches deep; the upper section and the bookcases are 17 inches deep. The upper and lower shelves in the bookcase on the right are adjustable shelves. The bookcase on the left is stair-stepped to give easy access to the top for the cats. Edgar, 3rd picture, officially dubbed it Cat Approved.

The Entertainment Center has a large shelf for TV, Xbox, etc. boxes behind clear sliding doors. It is large enough to hold a UPS and power strip for all the electrical plugs. The bottom section has 2 sliding doors with 2 adjustable shelves giving a ton of storage for games, etc.

Behind the TV is a box the length of the top of the Entertainment Center for all the cables from the devices below. This hides them and provides a shelf in the back for knick-Knacks.

The bookcases and Entertainment are made from 3/4” plywood and select pine. The backing for all three sections and the lower sliding doors on the Entertainment Center are 1/8” Birch Plywood. And the clear sliding doors for the remote boxes is 1/8” Lexan Polycarbonate Sheet. All the joinery is Kreg.

Had a lot of fun designing and building this project.

-- Owlcroft





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 01:17 AM

Hahh! Clever making the cat steps.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 08:34 AM

Functional, fits the space, budget, and cat friendly, you got a trifecta, all winners. Plus you get a Dad of the year award.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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dannmarks

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 10:19 AM

I am going to have to start using Sketch up. That is really nice and your Daughter will love it for a long time. Most kids don’t get real work for quite a while. But she will over time as she does more real work her self. Great job.

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Andybb

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#4 posted 10-30-2018 04:07 PM

Very nice work. Great ides regarding hiding the cables. Squeezing hands and connectors back there is always an issue and a pain.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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majuvla

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 08:52 AM

Nice work…obviously they find their places here…I would say the best one… :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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