Tigerwood Low Entertainment center

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Project by Demowen posted 10-23-2013 01:19 AM 1789 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the poor quality pictures, the lighting in the living room is in need of another lamp or two…

I built this entertainment center for my wife because she was tired of having the wires hanging out the back of our old one. We have a rabbit that runs free through the house and he tends to chomp on exposed cords.

The design is loosely based on mission style/arts and crafts and it also has asian influences. The legs are what strikes me when I see this in person. They are square at the top and gently transition into a full round at the base. I created this to match a coffee table that I made (post to follow).

The dark wood is sapele, which has been stained to almost an ebony black. I could have used almost any wood for this but I was able to use sapele scraps out of the trash bin at work, so, that would do. The light colored/streaky wood is tigerwood, also called gonoco alves. The top is a breadboard construction and sports a seagull stone inlay. My last name means seagull in old German so I have taken to inlaying that seagull wherever appropriate.

Any comments, criticism or questions are quite welcome!

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 01:21 AM

I will try to follow up with some improved photos if anyone out there cares to see more…

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 02:02 AM

Great to see you back!

Beautiful build. I really like the large storage drawer.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 02:16 AM

Very attractive piece—quite striking! Yes, better photo(s) of the inlay would be great.

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 04:08 PM

nice job

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 04:32 PM

This is really nice. That wood just jumps out at you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 04:57 PM

Great work on that sleek furniture. Like the great design especially the legs and the drawer and attractive wood combo.

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