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Forum topic by Certate3000 posted 01-17-2016 11:14 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2016 11:14 PM

Wife wanted the west elm emmerson media console

At $1300….. I said no, that I would build it. She said to have it…..

So… I thought about laminating 2×4 edgeways with pocket screws for the carcass and the installing the shelves and drawers. Then I thought about a plywood carcass and “skinning” it with some beat up pine and pallet wood.

Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 01-17-2016 11:37 PM

$1300!!?? there nuts!!!!!! I made one similar to this out of Select Red Cherry and Walnut with a center shelf for less then $50 in materials.

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 03:37 PM

Holy Crap! I just went to look at what they had for $1300. They have to be nuts. If I thoght I could get some knuckle heads to pay that for them I’d run to Lowe’s buy some 2×4s and build a few of those! That’s just crazy! !

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 03:45 PM

That price is waaaay out of line for that table. If you want something like that, Pallet wood would do the trick.

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 03:46 PM

West Elm is great for ideas, I could not imagine spending $1300, for pallet wood.
Your idea on building the carcass will work.

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