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Project by BuzzBate posted 520 days ago 968 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."

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#1 posted 520 days ago

A handsome unit. Good job.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 520 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"

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#3 posted 520 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."

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#4 posted 520 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."

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#5 posted 520 days ago

Pristine output.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 520 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

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#7 posted 520 days ago

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

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 517 days ago

Beautiful entertainment center.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Scomel Basses

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#9 posted 338 days ago

That looks great!

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#10 posted 338 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 138 days ago

nice man

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

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