Entertainment Center in Quartersawn Maple
Curved elements and cove moldings help keep a big case from looking boxy
Synopsis: Peter Turner’s design for an entertainment center avoids bulkiness by maximizing usable internal space and adding soft curves to the exterior. Cranked door hinges allow the door to open 270°, and hidden, full-extension slides allow easy access to the backs of the drawers. Detailed project plans will help you build the entertainment center and understand the fine points of the frame-and-panel base, dovetailed upper case, and the waist and crown molding. Side information offers options for pulls that won’t ding the case.
As my 2-year-old daughter, Morrigan, grew and became more mobile and curious, so did the urgency to design and build an entertainment center. My aim was to keep the unit looking more like a piece of furniture than a refrigerator while efficiently housing the television, VCR, and other audio components out of sight and temptation’s way.
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