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Project by brianarice posted 06-01-2011 07:20 PM 5831 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our home came with a large set back/nook in the upstairs family room that we wanted to place an entertainment center in. I built this one based on the built-in entertainment center that we had in our previous home. It has two shallow and narrow side cases and then one larger area in the middle. I made the center area large enough to hold a 46 inch LCD TV. The older CRT shown here is a 27 inch TV. The biggest challenge on this project was matching the curve of the entertainment center to the existing curve of the set back.





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doliver

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 07:46 PM

Fantastic job, looks great. What did you use to shape and cut the arc?

-- Dylan, Half Moon Bay, CA

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Michael J

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 08:24 PM

Very nice! I had the same question that doliver had.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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brianarice

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 01:34 AM

The arc is made from stock crown molding that I cut thin grooves in every 2 inches. The small gaps allowed me to bend the entire piece to match the arc of the plywood face that it is attached to. I then filled in the remaining gaps with wood putty, sanded it and painted it.

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lanwater

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#4 posted 06-02-2011 07:18 AM

It looks great.

Even the base board is in sync.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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scarpenter002

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#5 posted 06-02-2011 10:21 AM

Very nice job Brian. I am sure you and your family will enjoy this masterpiece for many years.

-- Scott in Texas

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Jacquelyn Smith

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#6 posted 06-04-2011 09:48 AM

Nice built-in! I like the design and flair. Thanks for posting!

-- perfect45degree.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 07:35 PM

Very nice design. I really like the curved top with flat spots where the depth changes.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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RichSoby

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 01:12 PM

Great job! I love curved work

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luck

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#9 posted 06-20-2011 10:48 PM

Very nice job, the finishing and all ,you work very very goog.

-- Luc, Gatineau Quebec

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luck

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#10 posted 06-20-2011 10:50 PM

excuse the g i mean good

-- Luc, Gatineau Quebec

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