This Entertainment Center is built from
Quarter Sawn White Oak.

It is a
Mission / Arts and Crafts / Stickley style of my own inspiration.

Rather than the risky fuming finish method
used in the original era of this variety,
I used a die to duplicate the rich tones of this
classic furniture style.


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I didn't get any shots of the rear before we set it up, but it is also  frame and panel like the sides and is essentially a mirrored pair of the end panel.
In the rear center is a cable chase covering the
cables leaving the equipment.

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The drawer faces are all from the same board and
all are a single piece. The pulls are a classic Arts and Crafts style and scaled to compliment the drawer face.

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This is a detail of the way I softened the corner of the top to eliminate a sharp point that would certainly receive and induce many painful encounters!

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I dressed the edging of the top to extend the chamfer edge of the corner pieces so that chamfer edge flows up through the top edge treatment.

The Edge treatment is 1 1/2" thick with a 22 1/2 degree slope.

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The drawers are on 22" fill extension slides with
removable dividers that allow a drawer to hold:
85 DVD's
200 CD's
38 VHS Tapes
Or a conbination.

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Here is a shot of the Equipment Shelf before the top was attached. Notice the ventilation panels across the back to assure good air circulation. 
The shelf is on 22" full extention slides
and will never sag.

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It will NEVER sag because beneath the sliding shelf are 16 ball-rollers that the shelf rests upon.


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I had a terrible time trying to get a close up the rollers but here's the best shot.


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The finished piece required over a quart of glue,
and a full quart of a satin wipe-on poly finish.

It weights around 100 lbs empty because of the
massive solid oak corner posts and the tops edge treatment.

The top is secured to the system via aluminum
angle stock with a total of 200 screws.

t measures roughly 48" wide, 24" deep, and 36" tall.

Certainly a bit taller TV height than some,
but appropriate for a large flat-panel wide-screen TV viewing experience.
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