Entertainment Cabinet

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 11-20-2011 02:57 AM 2030 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New cabinet for the DVD/DVR/subwoofer made from scrap lumber. The real challenge was finding enough of the right materials to accomplish the task – a lot of rummaging around through all my boxes of scraps and many changes of direction. The amount, size, grain and color of any of the different species drove the design. The mahogany and cherry colors work well against the walnut and the contrasting color of the rift white oak works to tie the top, shelves, and ends together.

The reverse tapered legs are Honduras mahogany,side panel frame stiles are of an unknown species that smells like camphor when cut,frame rails are walnut, inset panels are African mahogany, lower inset panels are rift white oak strips that alternate in thickness to create a textured look, shelves are red oak frames with rift white oak front bands, the top is cherry boards alternating figured and flat grain, framed by rift white oak and walnut boards. Finish is one coat Seafin teak oil plus three coats of wipe-on poly. 25 1/2” wide x 17” deep x 28” high. Joinery is biscuits and splines.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 03:10 AM

that is really a very kool project with all those different wood combos. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 04:08 AM

Really sharp, very creative

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 05:52 AM

I like your design and I wish I had scrap like that to use.

-- Even if we don't know how, we can still try.

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 06:46 AM

Very nice! The colors play together well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 08:21 AM

Really beautiful one – excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 06:46 PM

You only used biscits and splines???? LOL I am in awe of your abilities, guess that’s why I am on your buddies list. Your choices of scrap is better than most intentional work generally posted. You also respect the piece afterward in taking some really good photos and I say thanks for that.

Gotta find my biscit joiner.

Looking forward to your next trash bin project. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 06:20 PM

There’s a lot of visual volleyball going on there, but I find it not distracting at all…especially the horizontal-vertical look of the sides. I think it’s your eye for proportions that really lets you swing for the center field fence and lope the bases every time.

Amazing, beautiful, practical and visually seductive. Masterwork, in a word.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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