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#3527407 - 01/02/14 01:58 PM Entertainment Center
Goose Thumper
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 307
Loc: Hurricane Mills

Looking for some plans to build a simple entertainment center for the house. I know I can go get some lumber and build one pretty quick but just looking to see if I can find some free plans or some ideas on them. I hate to pay what a furniture store wants for them!
#3531432 - 01/05/14 08:09 AM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: Goose Thumper]
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Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6237
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

might I suggest you look on Craigslist or the Want Ads, you see them on both all the time, relatively cheap.

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#3531754 - 01/05/14 11:52 AM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
Pic IN the Casa
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Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 9538
Loc: TN

Price out your lumber then add what your time is worth. I had the same idea a few years back and ended up I was only saving less than $75. If you have a nice shop and are skilled it may be worth it for the love of the hobby but I am not that person so I decided to by one.

As for looking for plans, search the net. There are a lot of pics you can look at but as for plans there's very few. Most want you to buy detailed plans for $10-$15.
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#3539086 - 01/09/14 02:29 PM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
Goose Thumper
4 Point

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 307
Loc: Hurricane Mills

I am starting to consider the store route myself after ive seen some of price list but i enjoy building the stuff but geeze i am not a cabinet maker by no means
#3583045 - 02/10/14 07:41 PM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: Goose Thumper]
10 Point

Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 2522
Loc: Blount Co.

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There are some simple "Shaker" style plans out there. Don't need any fancy router bits. You may want to buy a Kreg Pocket hole jig though. I've been thinking about doing the same project.
#3583669 - 02/11/14 01:15 PM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: Redwing]
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Hickman County, TN

This isn't a very good picture, but this is an entertainment center I built about 3 years ago. I don't have any plans - I just took my wife to a couple of furniture stores and had her tell me which ones she liked so I had a general idea of the style she wanted, and sized it to fit between the windows and hold the size TV we have (55"). It is actually 3 pieces - I made the two side cabinets separately and they are screwed to the main center console. I would have made it out of cherry, but she didn't want any dark furniture in the room, so I used alder and stained it a little darker than its natural color to match the other furniture in the room. It actually would have been cheaper for me to have made it out of cherry, as I have about 700 board feet of cherry lumber stacked and dried from trees I cut off of my property.

Redwing is right - I consider a pocket hole jig to be an indispensable tool for a lot of cabinetry type of woodworking.

Edited by woodchuckc (02/11/14 01:20 PM)

#3595264 - 02/20/14 09:28 PM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: woodchuckc]
4 Point

Registered: 12/06/13
Posts: 123
Loc: TN

#3608343 - 03/05/14 08:19 PM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: MMHunter]
16 Point

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12539

very nice
#3638957 - 04/08/14 08:51 AM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
TnDeer Old Timer
8 Point

Registered: 07/31/99
Posts: 2270
Loc: Englewood, TN

good job
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#3645574 - 04/15/14 11:23 AM Re: Entertainment Center [Re: J.Maples]
mountain man 71
10 Point

Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 2562
Loc: Talbott Tn.

Nice job
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