Custom Built-In Entertainment Center

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Project by ToddinNH posted 01-05-2013 09:40 PM 6530 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this new built-in entertainment center for our home. This is the first major project I’ve done in my new shop.

I built the base cabinets as individuals so they were easy to move from the shop. The upper unit is split in 3 pieces, making it easier to move as well.

I built it over 2 months, mostly evenings. I probably have about 100 hours into the build.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 09:59 PM

That’s a big one, outstanding design and a great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 10:00 PM

very nice work ,
I am doing something similar in MDF, how did you do the cornice, is it bulit up or in one moulding? , did you make a jig for the shelf pin holes? I am doing glass shevles so will have to get the holes dead on perfect !! its great when theres no pressure on a build.

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 10:08 PM

@ a1Jim – Thanks for the compliment, I’m very pleased with the design and results.

@ Scottishbob – I used standard moldings at the top and bottom. I actually used the shelf pin jig from Rockler. It works really great and totally worth the price on a project like this.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 10:34 PM

Beautiful build. My wife would love it as we have white furniture too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 12:36 AM

Beautiful entertainment center.

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 02:57 AM

Nice build.Did you cope the incorners?

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 12:01 PM

Very nice. Lotsa storage, and gr8 design details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-06-2013 04:11 PM

Great job , I am a fan of your work.

-- Dubb , WV

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#9 posted 01-06-2013 04:41 PM

Is it a knick knack shelf or an entertainment center?? You’ll have a lot more room for electronics if you were to lose some of the pretty knick knacks. Your Mrs. won’t mind. LOL! Nice job Todd.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#10 posted 01-06-2013 05:46 PM

Awesome, nice job.

-- - Martin

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#11 posted 01-06-2013 05:54 PM

Very nice piece. Great craftsmanship.
One Q: What did you use for the panels in the doors and drawers?

Best reg

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#12 posted 01-06-2013 09:16 PM

Thanks for all the compliments folks.

@corydaras – I used MDF beadboard because it’s a painted cabinet and less likely to expand and contract

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 04:46 PM

Beautiful work, Todd, you must be very proud!

-- ~Julie~

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#14 posted 07-30-2016 11:04 AM

Todd, this is a beautiful entertainment center. This really looks nice and very practical and well designed. I’m sure it is the focal point of the room.

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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