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Sunday, March 01, 2009

my latest project butchering wood

finshed case

being your average cheap charlie, i couldn't see spending a boatload of money for a media center to mount all the electronics junk under the new television. so.....
i went out, bought a cheap 5/8" sheet of particle board, a nice piece of 3/4" red oak plywood, and a 1/2 sheet of 1/4" red oak plywood.
the particle board was for a mockup. i built one just to see if everything would fit, and to get a little practice with the router and jigsaw before chopping up the expensive wood. i figured out that a 24" radius for the edges was way way too much, and decided to use a coffee cup instead. the radius from the cup is perfect.
so i cut, assembled, used 1/4 round as supports for the middle and top shelf, and then stained and varnished the whole thing.
once done, i cut, drilled pass through holes, stained and attached the 1/4" back.
a nice weekend project, custom built for my house for around $80.00.
the rest of the project pictures are in a set on flickr

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Blogger bhd said...

You da man with da power tools!

Now, got out and get a cord organizer for all those loose cords!

3/1/09, 8:35 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

i'm looking for "snap conduit" that you mount to the wall, run your cables in the channel, and snap a cover over the whole mess. probably be a home depot run in my very near future.

3/1/09, 10:06 PM  

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