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    Entertainment Center Complete

    I started this a long time ago, and have finally finished the last piece. It's made from quatersawn red oak and finished with waterbase poly. I learned a lot along the way:

    Inset doors are not as hard as I thought.
    Wood stain can go bad.
    Being in a hurry will take longer because you have to schedule a trip to the ER for stitches.

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    Phase one


    Almost Done


    Complete


    Thanks for the advise and inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Bong View Post
    I learned a lot along the way:

    Being in a hurry will take longer because you have to schedule a trip to the ER for stitches.

    Thanks for the advise and inspiration.
    Next lesson - using superglue on small lacerations and learning to give yourself sutures on the larger ones saves the time, trouble, and aggravation of going to the ER...



    Thomas - I'm not a doctor but I play one on myself - Bank...

    Looks great, by the way!

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    this is very beautiful to me

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    Looks great!
    One question, where did the fire place go?
    Andrew Gibson
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    Well..... The fire place is still there behind the cabinet (the gas was capped and disconnected). Both the mantle and hearth are gone. I built the cabinet modularly so that the future owner can take out the bottom two center sections and have a fireplace if they want. The entire center section sits away from the wall so that the heat from the electronics can travel up. There are slots cut in the bottom of the electronics cabinets that let air in from a closet in the basement.



    Thanks for the compliments.

    Unfortunately Thomas, the laceration wasn't small. I caught my hand with a Forstner bit in a hand drill (stupid).
    Last edited by Eric Bong; 09-06-2010 at 6:16 PM.

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    that looks real nice. very professional.

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    Very nicely done, love the design. I am curious about the wiring, why did you need more than power and HDMI?
    Last edited by Van Huskey; 09-06-2010 at 7:03 PM.

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    Well thought out and well executed..
    Beautiful job Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Bong View Post
    Unfortunately Thomas, the laceration wasn't small. I caught my hand with a Forstner bit in a hand drill (stupid).
    Sorry to hear. You should see some of the things I've stitched up on myself, though.

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    WOW, that is beautiful
    Dave

    IN GOD WE TRUST
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    Very nice Eric, you can certainly be proud of this professional job.
    Best Regards,

    Gordon

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    Eric that came out very nice. Its clean looking. I have built lots of these types of projects and you did a great job with designing it.
    Im suprised you found it easy for inset doors with those old school hinges that have very little adjustability.
    That tree piece on left of TV looks great in that cubby.

    Again very nice.

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    Very nice Eric. Made a big change to that room. Did you remove the can lights because they were in the way?

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    Very nice!

    I like your design. It is definitely a very nice addition to your home!

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    Looks like it was designed and executed by a professional! Well done!! Very nice indeed.

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