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Project by MHarper90 posted 293 days ago 1079 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pine entertainment center I built for my parents. They have a 60” LED TV that is wall mounted directly above this unit.

The center unit is open faced and has a vertical slot in the back to allow wires to be routed to the equipment on other shelves or to the wall jacks I installed that go to the TV and the surround sound speakers. I wired the entire room to be completely concealed.

The two end cabinets have glass panel doors on them. The shelves in all of the units are adjustable with shelf pegs.

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#1 posted 293 days ago

Very nicely done—looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 292 days ago

Pine! Often thought of as a red headed step child (I’m red headed) it is a wonderful, plentiful, and affordable wood! You have done a splendid job on this unit. I bet the folks were quite proud.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 292 days ago

Very nice MH. That was a hellof an under taking. I’m thinkin’ yer parents are going to enjoy it. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 292 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship, great looking cabinet.
How did you finish?, it looks really 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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#5 posted 292 days ago

Thanks guys. Although I wish all of my projects could be made from nice hardwoods, the pine is definitely affordable and I can get the wide boards already glued and planned at Lowes. I don’t yet have the full armament of tools at home necessary to glue up and plane my own wide panels. Oak or maple ply would have been my alternative, and possibly about the same cost as the wide pine, but I would have had to cover every exposed edge. Ultimately I went with pine and was able to build this for about the same price as a p.o.s. particle board entertainment center from most stores.

If I recall correctly, the finish is just Minwax Red Mahogany Poly-Stain. I don’t enjoy staining enough to play around with cool finished yet. I wish I could be done with every project as bare wood.

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#6 posted 289 days ago

Great set up! Fantastic entertainment center, well designed and executed. Like the finish. I’m sure your parents love it. Great job!

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