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Cherry Entertainment Center

Gerald

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Cherry Entertainment Towers

Posted 8/25/2007 11:36 PM CDT

Had been encouraged by the wife to build these for some time now. Spent maybe a year checking other designs an making plans. Tracking my time and will give it when finish.

    The towers are 6 ft tall X 22 inch wide and 24 inch deep.Caucus began with making raised panels for the sides. The sizes basically echo the interior.

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The panels are prefinished with BLO and Garnet Shellac for base color. Will cover all with varnish on exterior when complete.
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Glue up of a panel this size and number of panels was a challenge and provided several lessons in how to get the panels and rail in evenly.
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Dados cut into rails to fit plywood shelves and make for a more secure joint.
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Caracas glue up using blocks cut to ensure square. Sides are rabbited to give more glue area for face frames. Face frames are joined together with pocket screws.
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Caracas with face frame attached now ready for base of 2X4 lumber with covering of cherry with simple molded edge
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The crown molding was a 4 piece made at the router table (top plate, crown and cove) and tablesaw (dentel)

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This is what the build on the molding looks like.

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After a few years we got rid of the old tv for an LED so needed a stand.. Made this to fit the existing spot and placed wheels on it for ease of wiring. Shelves made to fit existing equipment . Was expecting to place the bass in the large hole and place a door on it but changed my mind after reading about magnets and tvs.

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Used pocket screws for a hump over the wheels so that they do not appear to the eye,

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This almost makes the shlf look like it is floating . Once trim was added to front wheels are covered.

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Forgot to take a pic of the completed stand so had to stop and do that. The top is beaded and has a beaded molding added plus a cove.

 

 



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Gerald, an A-1 project! Beside the obvious craftsmanship involved in this grand project, what caught my eye was your skilled clamping procedures, well done! I love the casters, that is one thing missing on big furniture, casters!

A couple questions, how did you attach the face frames, and, you watch the Walking Dead! I never would a thought! :) 

Thanks for posting this blog here Gerald, I greatly appreciate this becoming a lasting project in our blogging area.

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A masterful build. Your molding is awsome. As John noted, your clamping techniques are great. 

A massive undertaking done exceptionally well. 

Thank you for inspiring us.

Edited by Gene Howe

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On 1/16/2017 at 8:26 AM, John Morris said:

Gerald, an A-1 project! Beside the obvious craftsmanship involved in this grand project, what caught my eye was your skilled clamping procedures, well done! I love the casters, that is one thing missing on big furniture, casters!

A couple questions, how did you attach the face frames, and, you watch the Walking Dead! I never would a thought! :) 

Thanks for posting this blog here Gerald, I greatly appreciate this becoming a lasting project in our blogging area.

The frames are glued at the corners using a rabbet joint, worked very well. and yes I do.

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