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Entertainment Center

July 9, 2012 |
posted by Dave-Mac
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About This Project

I got the inspiration for this from the entertainment centers that kristenlotz and azca33 (mostly azca33).

I built this over about 5 months in my spare time. It took a lot of wood and a lot of time. I will post plans and a breakdown of supplies if there is any interest.

Estimated Cost: 
$500
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Birch Plywood for base, Select Pine for trim, Stain Grade Pine for moulding, Birch Bead Board
Finish Used: 
I filled all the visible pocket holes with stainable wood filler. After everything was put together, I sanded everything with 150 grit sandpaper. I used a palm sander for the plywood and hand sanded the pine trim and moulding. Then I vacuumed up the dust and wiped it clean with a damp rag. I applied Minwax Mahogany gel stain with white t-shirt rags I bought from Lowe's. If there was any excess of stain I would just wipe it off after about 5 minutes or so. I let that dry for at least 24 hours. Then I applied a coat of Minwax Clear Semi Gloss fast drying Polyurethane. Then I lightly sanded everything with 220 grit sandpaper. Vacuumed and cleaned again. Then another coat of the poly.

Wow, what a beautiful

Wow, what a beautiful entertainment center! I love stained wood, and this would match my house perfectly. I'm not ready to take on a project this big yet, but when I am, I want to build it. Great job!

posted by Misty Tillema | on Mon, 2012-07-09 17:58

Amazing

What a beautiful build! Nice going!


posted by spiceylg | on Mon, 2012-07-09 19:52
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That is amazing!!!!!

That is amazing!!!!!

www.mycreativeescapes.blogspot.com

posted by mycreativeescapes | on Tue, 2012-07-10 21:20
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Thanks for you kind words

Thanks for your kind words everyone.

posted by Dave-Mac | on Mon, 2012-07-16 13:58

build for others?

Hi Dave-Mac. I live in Edmond. Do you build for others?

posted by smarti | on Mon, 2013-02-25 00:45

Entertainment center.

This is a beautiful entertainment center. You did a wonderful job. My husband has been looking for plans to build one for us and very much likes this. Is there any way he can find out what material is needed and how you did this?

posted by MARGARET (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-08-19 09:14
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Plans

Hi, we built the original entertainment center that everyone got their inspiration from. Since everyone was requesting plans, my husband got to work and drew up some plans. Here's the link:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

Good luck! Let us know if you build it!

posted by kristenlotz | on Thu, 2013-01-03 13:17

Plans

Dave, this looks great. It is exactly what I want to build for our family. It would be great if you could post the plans. Thanks.

posted by smbeddard | on Sun, 2012-08-19 16:08

I'm working on the plans.

I'm working on the plans. I'll post when I can.

posted by david-mac (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-08-24 12:40
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Plans

Hi, we built the original entertainment center that everyone got their inspiration from. Since everyone was requesting plans, my husband got to work and drew up some plans. Here's the link:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

Good luck! Let us know if you build it!

posted by kristenlotz | on Thu, 2013-01-03 13:18

I'll post plans when I can.

I'll post plans when I can.

posted by david-mac (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-08-24 12:41

Can you post the plans to

Can you post the plans to this?

posted by Adrienne (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-12-28 17:08
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Plans

Hi, we built the original entertainment center that everyone got their inspiration from. Since everyone was requesting plans, my husband got to work and drew up some plans. Here's the link:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

Good luck! Let us know if you build it!

posted by kristenlotz | on Thu, 2013-01-03 13:18
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Looks Good

Great job with the entertainment center, it looks great! Now you can enjoy not only sitting on the coach and watching TV, but sitting back and basking in the greatness of your skills! Good work!

posted by azca33 | on Mon, 2012-08-27 19:49

This is absolutely stunning!

This is absolutely stunning!

posted by moosmani | on Tue, 2012-12-11 10:22

I'd love to see the plans to

I'd love to see the plans to this!

posted by Adrienne (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-12-28 17:02
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Plans

Hi, we built the original entertainment center that everyone got their inspiration from. Since everyone was requesting plans, my husband got to work and drew up some plans. Here's the link:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

Good luck! Let us know if you build it!

posted by kristenlotz | on Thu, 2013-01-03 13:19
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Plans

I love this project Dave-Mac. When I saw it I knew you must have gotten your inspiration from our brag. It is gorgeous. If we were to do our entertainment center again, I think we would incorporate a lot of the things you did with yours. I love that you did a stain instead of paint! Also the thicker stiles and the inset doors are amazing. We created plans for ours on our woodworking blog. Hopefully that helps others get started on their project. It's a lot of work, but it is a fraction of the cost of buying one. Great job! Here is the link to the plans:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

posted by kristenlotz | on Mon, 2012-12-31 17:26
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Plans

I love this project Dave-Mac. When I saw it I knew you must have gotten your inspiration from our brag. It is gorgeous. If we were to do our entertainment center again, I think we would incorporate a lot of the things you did with yours. I love that you did a stain instead of paint! Also the thicker stiles and the inset doors are amazing. We created plans for ours on our woodworking blog. Hopefully that helps others get started on their project. It's a lot of work, but it is a fraction of the cost of buying one. Great job! Here is the link to the plans:

http://www.jrlwoodworking.com/2012/12/furniture-plans-custom-entertainme...

posted by kristenlotz | on Mon, 2012-12-31 17:27

dave-mac OK

Dave-Mac,
I'm in Edmond. Do you build for others? Thx.

posted by smarti | on Mon, 2013-02-25 00:43

smarti

It depends on what you are looking for. How complicated of a project are you looking to have built? If it is something on this site then I could build it for you.

This is Dave-Mac by the way. I couldn't figure out how to reset my password so I just made a new account.

posted by DMac | on Thu, 2013-03-07 13:17

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