|Project by thewoodwhisperer||posted 07-12-2008 07:45 PM||7074 views||7 times favorited||22 comments|
So it appears I’ve gone retro. lol. This little entertainment center is designed for a future video to be released by FineWoodworking.com. The goal was to create a piece of furniture that anyone can build with a very modest set of tools. I got through the entire project with a Porter Cable circular saw, a router, a drill, and a random orbit sander. The most challenging part of the project was NOT the actual building. It was forcing myself to use tools that I normally wouldn’t use for a particular job. It was a great exercise though because it really gave me a renewed appreciation for the larger stationary power tools that live in my shop. Work from FWW is that they are aiming for a Sept. release of the video on their website.
Although my choice of wood species and grain gives the piece a retro look, you could just as easily give it a very modern flare by going with a darker finish with more muted grain. Or how about something in maple or alder? Lots of possibilities.
The front sliding doors are sized so that you can cover any two compartments at once. I have this unit in my bedroom and since I put my frequently-used electronics in the far left, I leave the doors on the middle and right compartment. The back panel is cut so that there is plenty of air circulation. Snd I even put a little recessed shelf in the back for storing the surge protector. This allows you to push the unit all the way against the wall without any major issues with the plugs.
Thanks for checking it out.
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