|Project by Russel||posted 08-03-2008 04:18 PM||1841 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I briefly mentioned this in my Summer Challenge entry. I wasn’t sure I’d make the deadline (who knew GaryK and MsDebbieP would crash the entry page and get us an extension?), so I rushed that more that I should have. But that’s another issue; my lack of patience.
This is an entertainment center for my brother. He asked me if I’d make this for him back on Easter. I didn’t get to it as soon as I should. He has a nice flat screen TV hanging on his wall, and a table beneath it cluttered with TV stuff (DVD player, Wii, remotes …). He wanted something that would hold his television and give him some places to ‘hide’ some of the less decorative items. And, he thought that something that looked kinda like a fireplace would be pretty cool.
Well, the required dimensions didn’t allow enough width for a proper fireplace surround, but this design give his wife a place to put a nice flower arrangement, or a creche at Christmas time. So it should serve it’s purpose.
It’s made of red oak with a Minwax cherry stain sealed with shellac and a few coats of wipe-on poly. It’s 48 inches high by 54 inches wide by 16 inches deep when fully assembled. The trim around the top is made with a panel raising bit on my router table, and then stacking it two layers deep. I had to make it assemble/disassemble so that it could be moved and delivered safely. It’s a tad cumbersome as a unit.
The first photo is all I could show my brother when he asked, “So, how’s it going?” The second picture shows it’s transportable form. And the final picture is the final product.
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