Walnut Entertainment Center

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Walnut Entertainment Center Introduction

How to build an entertainment center

1. Cut the Parts from Plywood

Cut a large sheet of plywood with a circular saw. Learn how to measure the saw base and properly locate guides.

2. Dadoes, Rabbets and Grooves

In this second episode of our entertainment center project we mark the locations of dadoes and rabbets and rout the grooves.

3. Solid Wood Edging

Rip solid wood edging to size for the center and side dividers. And cut them flush with hand tools.

4. Beveled Edge

Create a beveled edge detail for the bottom and top of the entertainment center.

5. Preparing for a Finish

It's time to start sanding. Find out how to get all of the components ready for the finish.

6. A No Hassle Glue-Up

Assemble the parts with glue and find great tips for dealing with squeeze-out.

7. A Wipe On Finish

Learn great finishing tips for applying stain and varnish prior to assembly.

8. Create the Pedestal

Discover how to make this mitered plywood base and attach them with pocket screws.

9. Finishing Touches

Drill the holes for the shelf pins and attach the shelves and doors to complete the entertainment center.

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