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Project by DougN posted 06-05-2012 04:28 PM 1670 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally completed my first real woodworking project. My 22 yr old son asked me to build him an entertainment console for his new TV and all of his audio equipment back in November of last year (I only started woodworking last fall). I designed the piece and used SketchUp to check everything. The project took me a while but I sure learned a lot doing it! Hope you enjoy!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx





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Belle City Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 04:47 PM

That is an outstanding project regardless of which project it is! You did fantastic for your first real Woodworking project! I Love It!

John

-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 11:25 PM

Very attractive piece ! Any pictures with the drawers and doors closed ?
What did you use for wood species ?

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

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Texchappy

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 12:00 AM

Nice work. Like the color; what kind of paint did you use?

-- Wood is not velveeta

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cabmaker

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 01:07 AM

Looks good Doug. What you gonna do for a base ? (legs, feet?). Im gonna be in your neck of the woods next month btw. Trout are calling.

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DougN

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 02:33 AM

Thanks for the comments. The case of the project was Basswood plywood with Poplar used for the face frame, doors and drawers. The paint was just a grey latex paint from Benjamin Moore (Aura label). Used Floetrol in the paint and sprayed it with my new HVLP unit (first time I used it). Also sprayed two coats of PolyAcrylic as a top coat. My son did not want anything as a base so no feet or legs. The unit will just sit on his carpeted floor at his apartment.

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 12:20 PM

Great job!! We continue to learn with every project and by more tools.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Dwain

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 03:48 PM

Really nice work. I like the color. Usually I enjoy the seeing the grain of the wood, but your painted piece really looks fantastic.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 07:03 PM

This is a nice clean build and looks really nice.

helluvawreck
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 06-09-2012 02:19 AM

Nice entertainment console.

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Luke

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 06:51 PM

For having just started, you got a knack for it man! Bravo!

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