|Project by Rick Dennington||posted 03-29-2011 06:20 PM||3006 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
Greetings you all,
A couple of months ago I built this entertainment center for a really nice couple. They bought a giant t.v. ( a 73” rear projection), and had it setting on a borrowed stand from where they bought it….They needed an e.c badly. This guy is really into surround sound (like me), and had all the bells and whistles for components. So… after taking final measurements and a rough sketch, I proceeded to start building it. It took me about 3 weeks to complete (with a bad back), but they seemed really happy with it…..so this is the scoop…..It is all oak plywood, and trimmed out with solid oak. It is 68” long, 23” deep, and 32” high. It has 6 “cubby holes” for all the components, and are 7” tall. They had to be that height to get his center speaker in, and all the rest of the components as well. Four drawers for all the DVDs, extra remotes, manuals, etc.. I cut dados for all the shelfs and dividers, . I cut rabbits on the back side to cover the drawers only…everything else was left open in order to get at or remove the other components. In between the 4 drawers, I left an opening 16” wide, 16” high, and 23” deep for the subwolfer. The drawer openings are 23 3/4” wide, which made the drawers 22 3/4” using K/V 8400 bb slides, 20 3/4” deep, and 6” high..plenty of room for eveything. The drawer overlays are also oak ply, and trimmed out with solid oak, which are mitered at the corners. On each end of the cabinet, I used 1/4” x 1 1/4” x 22 1/4” long.These are only for added asthestics, and serve no purpose. I almost forgot to mention that I used 22” slides. After all the final sanding was done (whew..!!), I put 2 coats of Watco natural Danish oil on, let it dry for a couple of days, and applied 4 coats of Watco wipe-on poly, using 0000 steel wool between coats. It sat for a few days curing and drying good. In the meantime I took these pictures, and said I wanted to take some when it was set up and in use, if they didn’t mind…. no problem…. So, with all this explanation of the build complete, here’s what it looks like finished and loaded…... Maybe one of you might try your hand at building it if you want to…... Thanks for looking….... Rick.
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