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Project by indplswoodworking posted 10-26-2013 10:59 AM 814 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After about six weeks of evenings and weekends I have finally completed a media center for my family. I have built many of these for other homeowners but finally had the time to create one for myself. I utilized a type of plywood with 11 ply for superior strength and it had a paper backing that not only painted very nicely but virtually eliminated all blowout or splintering. I wanted to enclose all of my electronics behind closed doors. I will be swinging by the local electronics store to pickup an IR repeater to allow the components to work through the wooden doors and up to 23 feet away. I used two coats of primer and 3 coats of latex topcoat for a amazing finish. Used mini rollers to give the finish an orange peel affect and it is amazing how that hides the imperfections. I need to remember to anchor the unit to the wall today! I used an antique white semi gloss finish and the Kreg Jig received an amazing workout from this project!

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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 05:50 PM

An excellent build. Yes, it’s quite the conundrum nowadays to conceal the equipment yet still be able to use the remote. Keep up the good work!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 06:35 PM

Very nicely done the white is a good color choice.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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gsimon

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 07:30 PM

This turned out really well!
I actually go the other way and show off the imperfections and use chalk paint and minwax finish
I’m always going for the farm style shabby chic though – yours is more formal and looks perfect
greg

-- Greg Simon

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indplswoodworking

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 07:55 PM

We debated black or white for some time but thought white is so much easier to maintain and if we ever sell our home we want it to be neutral!

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 03:28 PM

Great looking media center! Like the design especially the open shelf above with the lights. It complements the room and the sofa. Excellent work!

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