Entertainment Center for Brother

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 01-05-2008 08:49 AM 4541 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My other brother (not the one that I did the outdoor project for) is actually very handy, but doesn’t have many tools. When he moved into a new house, he wanted a large entertainment center for his Man Cave. He’s a football coach (and a darn good one) and has helmets he wants to display above. Being that he’s a teacher and a coach, and that all the tax money that is intended for teachers is stolen, squandered, and wasted by school boards, bureaucrats, mob unions, and administrators, he needed this thing to be cheap.

His wife announced that she wanted to paint it, and had already chosen the paint. I suggested MDF and he agreed. She also has some design considerations.

This thing is a monster, and is assembled in 6 main pieces. Left and right upper bookshelf, left and right chest of drawers, big center unit. There are no doors. We made the thing in my garage, but only did a dry fit. He took the “flat packed” project home, glued, screwed, filled, sanded, and painted.

The drawers are all baltic birch on really heavy duty full extension slides. The shelves above the TV are adjustable, all the other shelves are fixed (his choice).

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 01-05-2008 01:27 PM

it looks wonderful!
Nice and sturdy looking, befitting a “man cave”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 01-05-2008 05:07 PM

Nice job. Man cave, no tools. Great design.

-- Marty Ohio

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#3 posted 01-05-2008 11:35 PM

Well done, looks great.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 12:04 AM

Oh poor Brittney Spears. Her story just had to ruin such a nice cabinet. Nice job here though!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 04:44 AM

Britney again? Very nice entertainment center.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 04:49 AM

Pretty nice! I have one of those on my list to build.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 04:58 AM

very nicely done !

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#8 posted 01-08-2008 10:00 PM

Go Cougs!!!

-- Brian, Washington

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#9 posted 01-08-2008 11:21 PM

Sturdy solid construction with lots of storage. “Man-cave” I love it.

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