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Forum topic by Lucasd2002 posted 03-13-2015 02:26 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lucasd2002

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03-13-2015 02:26 AM

Sell it, figure out a way to use it as is, or dismantle it and use the lumber?

Yes, I own it.

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#1 posted 03-13-2015 12:14 PM

Sell it.

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#2 posted 03-13-2015 12:24 PM

sell it

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 03-13-2015 12:51 PM

use it to hold my routers until it sells.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#4 posted 03-13-2015 02:08 PM

Sell it. But $400 is waaaaay high unless you find some rich geek who wants to keep the dust off his Macintoshes and Carvers. Or donate it and take a tax deduction.

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#5 posted 03-13-2015 02:23 PM

PB with banded edges?
If it were mine I would put it on the sidewalk with a FREE sign on it.
Maybe a less fortunate person could really use it.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#6 posted 03-13-2015 02:38 PM

Your description says hardwood? The last picture sure looks like your typical particle board construction to me. I had a similar unit years ago, broke it down, saved the glass (to make picture frames with), hinges and casters and stacked the panels for future use as shop jigs and other projects that only needed scrap wood.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Lucasd2002

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#7 posted 03-13-2015 02:48 PM

My understanding is that the carcass is hardwood (obviously the back is PB). The unit is in storage so I haven’t seen it in a while. CWD was a boutique hi-end stereo cabinet maker back in the ‘80s.

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#8 posted 03-13-2015 05:42 PM

The shelves appear to be veneered PB. I’m with Iwud4u that the sides are probably edge banded veneered PB. I have an entertainment center from 20+ years ago that is also veneer over PB. If the veneer, edge banding, and finishing are done well the result can look very nice, although the joints typically won’t tolerate much rough handling. IMHO, it is a perfectly reasonable material choice for this application. Fancy-schmancy custom speakers are typically veneer over PB or MDF, and those are intended to be eye-catching. A component rack just needs to avoid being ugly.

The best use of the piece is as a component rack. If there is little wear and tear it probably looks pretty good. It is hard to sell stuff “local only”; it is likely that it can be easily disassembled which would make shipping possible but still a hassle. The other problem with specialty stuff is that it is valuable if you have a need for it and it is pretty worthless otherwise. Replacing the back should be easy and might make it suitable for a more general-purpose cabinet. Maybe a home network center (router, printer, laptop charging center, etc.).

As it is I have my entertainment center disassembled. I’m hoping that I can re-use the boards for something because they do look nice but it isn’t very likely. I was able to re-work the component rack portion of the unit to make it narrower so I’m still using that as a component rack.

You might have better luck listing it on craigslist for maybe $100. It would be better to donate it to Goodwill than to pay to store it.

-- Greg D.

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#9 posted 03-13-2015 06:35 PM

Put in on Craiglist under the Free section.,

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 01:18 AM

There is nothing hardwood about that. One of your pictures show the back edge of the side. The PB is stained black with a fake veneer covering on the side.
Give it to your nearest Restore if they’ll take it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Tennessee

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#11 posted 03-14-2015 11:22 AM

I like Bruce’s idea…donate it to your favorite thrift store and take a big deduction on your taxes.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 05:12 PM

I’m quite sure the panels are manufactured from MDF with a veneer. I would value it at no more than $99.95. Most cabinets and speaker enclosures of the 80’s were MDF. Good for it’s purpose, but not fine furniture quality.

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