Custom White Entertainment Center

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Project by Chris Davis posted 01-25-2008 03:17 PM 8713 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom entertainment center that was built for an out-of-state customer and completed on 11-02-2007. I put a lot of work in this one with it’s elaborate details. I built the doors as one-piece MDF panels with a matching arch at the top.

The post on this project were hand made. I originally outsourced them, but the supplier never came through. With a dead line quickly coming up, I made them myself, which I’m glad I did. It was easier and quicker than I thought. I made both post together in one piece and then cut them down after I was finished. I started by gluing up solid stock from Popular. I drew the half circle on the ends of my stock. With the table saw set at 45 degrees, I took off as much as possible. The rest was removed with a hand plane. I finished up with a belt sander and a stationary sander. I didn’t take that long and saved me about $150.

Raised Panel doors
Speaker grill compartment
CD/DVD storage

Overall this project was fun to build and a great learning experience. To see more pictures of this go to my archived files at:

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#1 posted 01-25-2008 03:28 PM

Looks fabulous! Very nice detail and looks like a flawless finish

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 03:41 PM

The finish is a pigmented lacquer. I my supplier tweaked a standard white lacquer

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 03:44 PM

Beautiful work Chris!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 03:46 PM

Great looking entertainment center. The details are very crisp.

-- Still learning everything

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 03:56 PM

Fantastic looking trim work!

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

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 04:14 PM

Beautiful work. Thanks for posting the pics.

-- Hope Never fails

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 04:18 PM

Great details! Kudos on tackling that post that way.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 04:34 PM

lots of difficult details, very well done
great job on the posts

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#9 posted 01-25-2008 04:48 PM

Nice work Chris. It looks like a beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 01-25-2008 05:18 PM

Excellent craftsmanship! The detail is awesome.

Thanks for sharing the way you made the post because I don’t have a lathe and never gave making anything like that a try.

-- Kirk H. --

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#11 posted 01-25-2008 05:27 PM

Excellent, as we expect from you, Chris.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 01-25-2008 06:07 PM

A great story on making the column as well. Now that you have completed a few, I bet you will be making more of them on your future projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 01-25-2008 06:41 PM

Excellent work, very elegant, clean fresh lines and a great finish. Excellent work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#14 posted 01-25-2008 07:16 PM

Wow, a beautiful piece of furniture…I’m sure your client was delighted.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#15 posted 01-25-2008 08:23 PM

very nice work !

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