|Project by bko||posted 12-23-2011 04:08 PM||1312 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
Like a lot of other folks, we needed a new piece of furniture when a new widescreen TV replaced our old one. I built this Entertainment Center out of solid cherry and cherry veneer plywood. I designed the back to be very open so that fishing the wires would be easy!
The design is a plywood cabinet with a pocket screwed face-frame. The end panels are different since I mixed a ply panel with solid cherry legs and are mortise and tenon. The entire face frame is tenoned and fits into a mortise in the front legs.
The raised panel doors are solid cherry with a shaker-style edge treatment on the styles and rails. The door hardware is Blum for inset doors with the soft-close gizmos on the hinges. That was to keep the kids from slamming the cabinet doors all the time and works great!
The top is a solid cherry glue-up with a beveled edge. The finish is a Danish Oil finish followed by several coats of spray lacquer—you have to make sure the oil finish is really cured before spraying.
Thanks for looking!