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Antiqued Credenza-Style Entertainment Center

comments (2) May 25th, 2011 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
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Entertainment center built of poplar (base) and finished with an antiqued milk paint finish (black over barn red). Top of 7/8-in. cherry. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Entertainment center built of poplar (base) and finished with an antiqued milk paint finish (black over barn red). Top of 7/8-in. cherry.

Photo: Ed Pirnik

This entertainment center feature three bays. Behind the center door, you'll find two dovetailed drawers and room for plenty of records (yes, I still listen to vinyl). Behind door number three (far-right), you'll find adjustable shelves with vent holes routed out in the back - for the housing of stereo components. A mortised lock and brass key escutcheon were added to keep curious toddler hands away from all that expensive equipment.

The base was built of poplar and I finished it using black milk paint over barn red milk paint. After several coats of paint, I applied two coats of diluted boiled linseed oil, allowed the oil to cure for three weeks, and applied paste wax. The cheery top was finished with de-waxed shellac, Minwax antique oil, and paste wax.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: blogs, Reader's Gallery, cherry, poplar, credenza, entertainment center, milk paint, antiqued finish


Comments (2)

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: Thanks very much, foxrocks!
Ed
Posted: 3:11 pm on June 1st

woodhouse94 woodhouse94 writes: Very nice, love this style of furniture.
Posted: 8:04 pm on May 26th

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