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Project by Kevin posted 07-30-2013 07:57 PM 1243 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Entertainment Center is finished with Dark Cherry stain and 2 coats of poly. There are 2 central removable shelves, and one in each outside cabinet.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 11:27 PM

Nice cabinet Kevin, great job. The cherry is nice and red, what brand of dye did you use? Look’in good.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Kevin

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 02:34 AM

Thanks Tom, it actually turned out a bit darker than I thought it would. Its Rustoleum Dark Cherry. First time I’ve used it. I’m happy happy with it though.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 02:51 AM

Very nice entertainment centre, the wood looks great…I don’t suppose you have a full view pic of it with the two coats of poly. I really like the hinges you used…nice job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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eddy

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 12:33 PM

i like the look. i have started to become interested in doing case work what kind of jointery are you using
pocket screws? loose tenions? and how did you attach the top, i have the way i would do it in my head but that dont mean im wright

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Kevin

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 05:03 PM

Thanks Dave, those were the only pics I took before I gave it to the customer. Eddy I’ve tried a few different methods on the different entertainment centers that I have made. This one used dados and glue and where possible added biscuit joints, stub tenons on the doors. I have tried pocket screws and liked the strength but if the hole is visible then you need a plug. I have also tried loose tenons, which worked out well, easy and strong. I like dowel pins for holding the top unless its a solid wood top then I like figure eight hardware.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 05:40 PM

Well done on the cabinet Kevin. The stain job looks great. I like the added touch of the glass doors.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Kevin

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 01:47 PM

Thanks Dave.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-15-2017 10:37 AM

Kevin, this entertainment center is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Kevin

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#9 posted 03-17-2017 09:41 PM

Thank You Charles.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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