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Marc Spagnuolo is a furniture maker near Phoenix, Ariz., and host of the online woodworking video podcast, The Wood Whisperer. Spagnuolo became interested in woodworking by necessity while renovating his first home.
Marc J. Spagnuolo
After reading every book and magazine he could, and experimenting with each new project, Spagnuolo pursued an apprenticeship with woodworking personality David Marks. Soon after, he left his job in the biotechnology industry to pursue a career in woodworking.
In this video workshop, Marc demonstrates that you don’t need a lot of tools to build a your own custom entertainment center. All that’s required are some basic tools, plywood and solid-wood lumber, and finishing products.
This project goes into detail on designing an entertainment center to accommodate cords and heat, cutting plywood to size with a circular saw, cutting joints with a router, edging plywood, assembly and glue-up, and finishing with stain and varnish.
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Produced by: David Heim; Video by: Mark Spagnuolo; Editing by: Michael Dobsevage
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August 7, 2012
How to build an entertainment center
Cut a large sheet of plywood with a circular saw. Learn how to measure the saw base and properly locate guides.
In this second episode of our entertainment center project we mark the locations of dadoes and rabbets and rout the grooves.
Rip solid wood edging to size for the center and side dividers. And cut them flush with hand tools.
Create a beveled edge detail for the bottom and top of the entertainment center.
It's time to start sanding. Find out how to get all of the components ready for the finish.
Assemble the parts with glue and find great tips for dealing with squeeze-out.
Learn great finishing tips for applying stain and varnish prior to assembly.
Discover how to make this mitered plywood base and attach them with pocket screws.
Drill the holes for the shelf pins and attach the shelves and doors to complete the entertainment center.
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