Oak Entertainment Center

My Fall 2014 / early winter 2015 project–an oak entertainment center for Renee.

We started discussing this project. Then we started talking about measurements. “You want it HOW long??”

It’s 92″ wide, so was built to be modular, with final assembly performed after major pieces were moved in. The center section of the top and most of the big panels are oak plywood with solid wood edging. Used quite a few pocket screws and biscuits to hold everything together.

Walnut colored stain and brushed lacquer finish. This was my first experience using lacquer; partly was trying to get this done and didn’t want to wait for varnish to dry in cold temperatures. I was quite happy with the results.

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First mockup! Boxes are assembled but doors and drawer fronts just sitting in their spots at this point.
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Two end boxes show modular setup
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This is the base; pocket screws were installed in the stringers from the bottom to attach the boxes and center “floor” piece
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After stain & lacquer – drawers fully installed
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Installed! Actually center doors still need glass and hinges, and someone hasn’t picked out drawer/door handles. Plan is to eventually have removable wicker baskets in the lower side sections.