[jaysen's Build Thread]: Built-in Entertainment Center
Long time lurker, first time poster! I've been admiring some of the projects and craftsmanship on these boards and they are truly a work of art! I felt it was time to take a dive in to the deep end, head first.
So without further adieu... welcome to my build thread! Over the course of the next couple weeks/months - hopefully not too long - I'll be updating my progress with comments, issues, concerns, and most importantly pictures of my built-in.
A little background; home was purchased new in 2007 in sunny Southern California. For the past 5 years, I've been putting off the media niche/entertainment center and taking on other projects. My fiance is finally fed up and ordered me to complete it by years end. Not including the other media niche down below... That'll be another thread.
This will be my first big woodworking project but feel I can easily accomplish it with the right tools, patience and most importantly guidance from this community!
This media niche is located in our Master Bedroom and carries the following dimensions;
Length - 122 1/2"
Depth - 22 1/2"
Height - 83 1/2"
I was planning on creating this in sketchup but it has been a while since I used it, and figured I'd resort to the old fashion way before hand to just get a rough idea of what I want or most importantly what the fiance wants...
Being this is my first build, I wanted to keep the lines as simple as possible, while still looking elegant. Finish is still to be determined, however we are leaning more towards painting (white).
Functionality and organization is my theme. The room is relatively large however due to the size of the entertainment center we wanted to incorporate drawers for clothing/socks/etc... My initial thoughts were to create six boxes/carcass joining with hidden pocket screws.
Looking for input on material - I considered using birch ply with beadboard backing and pine or poplar for the face frame. I haven't taken a trip to my Lumber yard so I am not too sure what's available there and its cost.
To be continued...
Last edited by jaysen; 10-01-2012 at 07:48 PM.