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Project by Brian posted 11-15-2012 07:44 PM 1119 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So for my second woodworking project, my wife requested an entertainment center. Spending $1,200+ to purchase a premade one wasn’t much of an option, so I constructed this piece for around $400 total. The shell is constructed entirely out of 3/4 inch plywood with 3/4 MDF doors and tops and 1/4 inch plywood backing. I was hesitant to paint this large of a piece of furniture (7’ x 6’) white, but it actually looks pretty good in the living room. Please don’t tell my wife that she was right about the color.

-- "The doctor said I should drink more for my mental health. By the way, I now refer to myself as, The Doctor."





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ajosephg

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 08:13 PM

A handsome unit. Good job.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 08:23 PM

You’re doing beautifully! What type of plywood did you use friend?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Brian

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 08:33 PM

9 ply birch. Decent wood is very difficult to find in this area. Cabinet grade plywood has to be special ordered and is around $65 a sheet.

-- "The doctor said I should drink more for my mental health. By the way, I now refer to myself as, The Doctor."

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Retsof

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 08:36 PM

Looks great!

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 09:48 PM

Pristine output.

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 01:52 AM

Very nice look

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 04:33 AM

I won’t tell her. I hate when that happens. Really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 09:14 PM

Beautiful entertainment center.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 01:14 PM

That looks great!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 01:18 PM

You’ve done a fine job on this piece. It looks really nice and I like the design.

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 12-03-2013 01:30 PM

nice man

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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