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Project by Rob posted 02-28-2012 11:06 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entertainment unit made of Red Gum. It measures about 96” x 20” x 29”.
There is a shelf behind the doors, to accommodate an amplifier, set top box and DVD player. There are six drawers to allow for storage of discs, tapes?? and other paraphernalia.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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cplant

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 11:12 PM

very well done!!!! love that wood species

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 11:40 PM

Which photo best represents the true color of the wood ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Rob

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 11:53 PM

Hi Dusty56,

The colour of the wood is best represented by pics #1 and #3. The shots in the workshop were a bit subdued due to the light.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 12:00 AM

Great workmanship Rob. Very practical & pleasing to the eye

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 12:03 AM

Thanks , that’s really red then. Nice build : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 01:28 AM

Looks not only pretty, but functionally stout as well. Veru well done, Rob.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:40 AM

A great looking entertainment unit ,great design and super wood.

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 03:01 AM

Beautiful entertainment unit.

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Martyroc

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 03:16 AM

Beautiful looking piece, I have never used red gum is it easy to work with?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Rob

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 04:16 AM

Hi Marty,

Red Gum does work well, at least in my hands. It is a pretty hard and dense species, so dulling of blades is to be expected. One other thing, when joining two pieces, it pays to prepare the joint surfaces immediately before making the joint, to prevent oxidation of the timber surface causing poor glue adhesion.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 02:40 PM

Nice job, I built one a while back as well. Fun and they look goos as well as saving us money!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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