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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 03-11-2007 04:54 AM 4593 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These photos show some of the construction of the entertainment center that I built for the Cooper House.

I was asked a few times if I made this on a CNC machine and my reply at the time was, “Nope, I drew it by hand and I made it by hand. I don’t even own a computer.” And it was true, at the time I did not.

I made a 1/3 scale model out of plywood for this project. It did not have full details, but once again it was good for the client to see and to be sure my balance and proportions were good.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com





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#1 posted 03-11-2007 05:03 AM

I couldn’t tell are the shelves fixed or adjustable? That is a really nice contrast in the two woods. Thanks.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 03-11-2007 05:25 AM

The shelves of the side display cases are adjustable. The dividing shelf between the upper and lower doors is in a fixed position.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#3 posted 03-11-2007 07:23 AM

Nice work. I’d adjust that one door….just kidding.

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#4 posted 03-11-2007 11:18 AM

Great stuff, Todd. I really like the finish you achieve on these projects. Also find the rounded edges very appropriate to the design. It’s great to see wood other than Oak or Walnut used. It’s not that I don’t like these woods, but this is such a nice change to the norm.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#5 posted 03-11-2007 02:22 PM

Beautiful.

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#6 posted 03-11-2007 02:23 PM

Looks even better close up!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 04-20-2008 11:58 AM

very beautiful

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 04:22 PM

Very nice piece of built in furniture. That is also a nice place to work for. I don’t use a CNC either so I put HNC machining on my business card. Human Numerical Control….....I turn the handwheels and hit the numbers, too.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 03:17 AM

Jim Jakosh – HNC, that is a good one:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 01:16 AM

That is one hell-of-a entertainment center. (squuze me fer cussin). But it is. Wow! really nice. That ladder was there temporarily, wasn’t it? hahaha j/k Great work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 02:16 AM

Todd, this is certainly a very nice entertainment center. very nice work. you dont see BIG entertainment centers like this anymore. Glad you could share your talents here with us woodworkers! WOW!

-- The Gambrell Collection

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 04:42 AM

Thanks! It was much more than just an entertainment center, it was designed to store the home office wireless printers, products and wireless system in the bottom.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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