Wednesday Woodworking – The entertainment Center

Preparations for the electrical project are in full swing and I’ve had no time to work in my shop this last week.  Instead I dug through some older pictures and found this one that I haven’t posted of the entertainment center Heather and I finished a couple of months ago in its new home.  I did the cabinet work while Heather did the finish with three coats of brushing lacquer.  We like the way it turned out.  We have the new internet TV on top and the DVD, VCR, turntable and sound amp below.  The big empty spots are now filled with Heather’s collection of vinyl records and the drawers hold our VCR and DVD collections.

The only thing I wasn’t complete happy with was the fit of the drawers.  Yes, I know they look okay but I was trying for a level perfection I didn’t achieve.  It the kind of thing a guy like me thinks of.  Over all I am happy with it and think it’s one of my better works of cabinetry and the first time I’ve done drawers that I’ve let come into the house.  I find building drawers a bit difficult since I don’t build them much.  This time I felt I did alright.

Closeup of the cabinet and the equipment.  The top shelf is a pull out shelf with a turntable.  We just love our vinyl records.

Closeup of the cabinet and the equipment. The top shelf is a pull out shelf with a turntable. We just love our vinyl records.

Entertainment center with TV

Entertainment center with TV

 

Now that the prep work on the house is done and the construction crew arrives soon, I hope to sneak out for a bit of my own woodworking.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.

 

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – The entertainment Center

  1. YAPCaB says:

    Nice design. I like that you put the drawers on top – breaks up the flow in a very pleasing manner.

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  2. gpcox says:

    I think it’s great. I wouldn’t have noticed that tiny difference in the drawer if you hadn’t mentioned it and I truly agree with the turntable – I was thrilled that its popularity made a comeback.

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