LumberJocks

Entertainment Center

  • Advertise with us
Project by BuzzBate posted 645 days ago 1028 views 9 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.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."





11 comments so far

View ajosephg's profile

ajosephg

1850 posts in 2188 days


#1 posted 645 days ago

A handsome unit. Good job.

-- Joe

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3079 posts in 801 days


#2 posted 645 days ago

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"

View BuzzBate's profile

BuzzBate

101 posts in 659 days


#3 posted 645 days ago

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.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

View Retsof's profile

Retsof

134 posts in 863 days


#4 posted 645 days ago

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."

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11216 posts in 803 days


#5 posted 645 days ago

Pristine output.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13741 posts in 965 days


#6 posted 645 days ago

Very nice look

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View dnick's profile

dnick

910 posts in 1009 days


#7 posted 645 days ago

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

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2300 days


#8 posted 642 days ago

Beautiful entertainment center.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View Scomel Basses's profile

Scomel Basses

157 posts in 624 days


#9 posted 463 days ago

That looks great!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15582 posts in 1494 days


#10 posted 463 days ago

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

View JHIM's profile

JHIM

103 posts in 402 days


#11 posted 263 days ago

nice man

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase