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About This Project

Birch Plywood for base, Select Pine for trim, Stain Grade Pine for moulding, Birch Bead Board

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.

Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
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.
Estimated Cost: 
$500

Comments

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!

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?

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.

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!

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...

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...

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.