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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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#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.
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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.
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