Parents entertainment center, phase 1

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Project by TCCcabinetmaker posted 12-21-2011 10:04 AM 1535 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood Pecan.

Dimensions for phase 1

8’ long, 16” deep, by 24 3/4 tall
Hickory wood
Cabot fruitwood stain
Lacquer Semigloss finish

This is only phase 1. It will be approximately 7’- 8’ tall when complete depending on how I design the entablature (capital or crown part)
I have most of the pieces cut for phase 2, just have not had the time to complete it, as I’ve been mostly busy doing paying jobs for a little while.
The carving was done with a reciprocating chisel (power chisel), and is a double leaf asiatic jasmine pattern. The carving is stained with a cabot ebony stain left to jell, then sanded around the outside. It is a built in.

Lessons learned on this project.
Blue tape can peel the veneers off of thin veneered plywood. Find a lowtack tape (white tape) for use on thin veneers. Don’t use normal masking tape either as it will leave a residue if left too long. The Low tack tapes do cost more than your normal blue/green tapes though, they are worth it.

(In order to keep from burning the plywood I used a layer of tape around the edging on the top, this tape peeled the veneer.)

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 06:10 PM

Nice work Cabinetmaker! Looks great.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 10:28 PM


-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 05:20 AM

Thanks for the tip! I’m sure they are asking “Whenwill it be finished?” LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 06:57 AM

You’re gonna make me brake out the spanish english dictionary again dangit lol.
Thankyou guys.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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