|Project by Rickterscale||posted 01-31-2012 06:41 PM||1309 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s the built-in entertainment center I built about 2 years ago. I almost feel it’s a little sacrilegious to post this here, as you don’t see many painted projects here on LJ. I wanted to do it out of some nice cherry, which I haven’t worked with yet, but the wife wanted it painted white, and I relented. So it’s made out of MDF, with poplar for the face frames. The last photo shows the 8 foot by 10 foot recess in our family room wall that the entertainment center fills.
It is comprised of six separate units held together by hidden bolts, four doors in the lower units, a wide slide-out drawer on the bottom, and alltogether 25 shelves to fill. One added bonus is that it made the pictured 52” tv look small, so since shooting these pictures I’ve upgraded to a 60”! Big entertainment center requires a bit tv, right?.
The second photo shows how I made the units of three different depths to add variation and interest to what is otherwise a fairly simple design. I added puck lighting along the top. In retrospect, I think glass shelves would have been a good idea to let the light flow down to lower levels, but still looks pretty good as is. Paint is an oil-based enamel I sprayed on with the Rocker HVLP gun, which worked surprisingly well for a cheapie.