Entertainment/Media Center

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Project by Jero posted 1217 days ago 1723 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A entertainment center for my place. Taking some basic designs off of other examples and adding some arts and crafts designs to them.

Entire top and bottom are made from red oak. Many mortise and tenon joints as well as thru-tennons. Doors are full-inlay, which was my first attempt, and turned out pretty good. Thankfully the hardware has adjustments in 3 directions. Solid top for the bottom part with breadboard ends, built the same way I did my coffeetable ends.

The top was built after the bottom and set on aftewards. Building it with 2 levels on top and 2 widths for each top lead to some interesting design concepts. Built to allow for wood movement. The main rear slats are shiplaped.

I also made a telivision holder vs purchasing one, which worked out great. It’s attached to the rear panels with an additional plywood backer on the back side.

All the wood was stained with Varathane Gunstock to match the other peices I’ve made.

I just totaled the mortise and tenon joints, and there are 52 in the entire project! Fun to build.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#1 posted 1217 days ago

Great job on your EC. I’m in the process of buildiing one as well. bee doing a blog on it. Our cases have similar designs. This will be a first for me as well doing inset doors and drawer. I made my top out of 8/4 Knotty Alder and left the rough egde on the front. I have use the Gunstock color before in my Family Room and like alot. This time however, I mixed dyes up. 7 parts Orange & 4 parts Med. Brown by recommendation on a video the Wodwhisper did. Any advice on the doors? LOL The floating mantle on top looks good as well. I use to have Bose speakers. Changed over to some custom speakers called, “Aperion Audio.” Amazing sound.

Again great work its really nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 1217 days ago

Wow! That is really nice! Great looking Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1217 days ago

Very nice job on this piece, Jeremy. Design is very true to Art & Crafts style. Nice design for storing your equipment, and even have knick knack shelves left over. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

Nice entertainment/media center.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

Very nice work. I’ld be looking at the stand more than the tv.

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Ryan Bruzan

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#6 posted 1216 days ago

Love the design! Fantastic job!

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#7 posted 1216 days ago

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 1215 days ago

As always, excellent craftsmanship and design.

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#9 posted 337 days ago

sweet build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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