The Perfect Entertainment Center

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Project by Rogue posted 563 days ago 1962 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

By “perfect” I meant that this project was one of the few that I can honestly say “I wouldn’t change a thing.” The constuction went flawlessly and everything came out as designed. (No having to say “Oh well I changed this part because of…) This happens so seldomly that I feel it deservers recognition. This piece was built to match some end tables that I built a few years ago. See if you can spot them in my gallery. This is walnut with rustic hickory accents. Good ol tong oil finish. This is a design I’ve made several times. I love the square pegs and the breadboard top! The top shelf was made spacifically for a sound bar if you were wondering why its spaced the way it is. Which leads me to my next point.

I find it so interesting how a trade as old as woodworking just keeps adapting to the “new thing.” This would not have been a typical entertainment center 20 years ago. There weren’t 60” LCD screens back then and there was need for VHS storage in the cabinet. This customer didn’t even own DVDs anymore as all his media storage has been moved to non physical space. He needed a short flat topped stand with only shelves for electronic componants. I just find it fun to see the changes this old skill takes.

-- Rogue

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 563 days ago

Very nicely done….I like the design & joinery method you used with the lighter square plugs. Really adds to it!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 563 days ago

a very beautiful piece, i like the pegs also, and of coarse the wood combo is right on, ill be posting a small table soon, it is made of pecan and walnut, so still in the nut family…good things for nuts…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 563 days ago

Great design and very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 563 days ago

This is very nice. Looks great!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#5 posted 563 days ago

You have a good sense to details. The design looks perfect. Great work!

-- "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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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 562 days ago

A VERY COOL design…

Looks great…

How do you hide all of the wires & cables?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 562 days ago

sweet piece!! love the joinery!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#8 posted 562 days ago

Evolution, revolution. Old meeting new. Wabi Sabi,and thanks for sharing.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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John Lowell

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#9 posted 562 days ago

Real nice. I enjoyed your notes and agree. In this case, you made a very beautiful piece, adaptable to to future changes in electronics, and will remain looking great!

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#10 posted 562 days ago

I really like it. Unique in all aspects. Great selection of wood, a piece you can really be proud of.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jeff Tobert

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#11 posted 562 days ago

Nice piece, extremely well executed. Love all the small details and the thought you put into grain selection and management.

-- All in or give in.

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#12 posted 560 days ago

Love it! Great combination of woods

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#13 posted 528 days ago

Honestly, there is no TV that looks good enough to be on this.

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