Oak and Cherry entertainment center

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Project by Jason posted 06-17-2008 05:25 AM 1192 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took me almost an entire semester during college. I was able to bookmatch the cherry panels in the solid oak pocket doors, and the trim is made from 3 individual routed pieces of solid cherry. It stands about 6.5 feet tall, and I finished it with multiple coats of a mix of boiled linseed oil and spar varnish. Unfortunately, it is just slightly too large to fit in the living room of the new house that I moved to, so now it sits in the basement.

-- Jason, Kansas City

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 06:10 AM

Very nice Jason. I’ve never thought about using cherry with oak, but this looks great…a nice subtle contrast. Nice detail on the molding. Looks like you’ll just have to buy a bigger house.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 06:20 AM

Nice looking piece. You did a good job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 02:45 PM

Very nice looking case. I think you did a great job matching woods and colors. The doors are very nice too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 03:18 PM

Oak & Cherry in that natural finish pair very well together…nice looking piece of furniture. thanks for posting Blkcherry

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 04:08 PM

Nice details!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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