Redoing of an Entertainment Center - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Professional Painters > Photos of Project and Equipment

Like Tree4Likes
  • 3 Post By RH
  • 1 Post By RH
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default Redoing of an Entertainment Center

Going to fudge a bit here - not a painting project but some refinishing and stain matching involved.

When we bought our home back in 97 there was space downstairs in the family room where a pellet stove existed. It was pretty much toast and not practical for the space so out it came.

Although woodworking isn't my forte, I built an entertainment center for the space which consisted of the cubbies you see across the top, two larger ones on the far right, and a large open space where our behemoth floor model fifty inch television resided.

Fast forward to recently and a new television is needed - but not a massive floor unit - just a typical one needing a spot to sit. So, tore out the divider seperating the far right cubbies and moved it over making those much narrower and then built the set of six cubbies,where gaming systems will go, and the platform that you see here below the new TV. The now narrow cubbies on the right will soon consist of a series of pull outs each holding an acrylic bin just right for storing CDs and video games (organized by systems - PS3, PS4, Wii).

Considering this was almost an entire redoing of what I'd built long ago, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Especially since the original stain I'd used had disappeared somewhere and I had to start from scratch getting a match.
Attached Thumbnails
Redoing of an Entertainment Center-img_1276.jpg  

Redoing of an Entertainment Center-img_1277.jpg  

Redoing of an Entertainment Center-img_1279.jpg  

__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: California
Posts: 218
Rewards Points: 436
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
View Jerr's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Fantastic Job RH! What products did you use?
Jerr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jerr For This Useful Post:
RH (02-17-2017)
Old 02-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MurphysPaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Ontario
Posts: 247
Rewards Points: 34
Thanks: 120
Thanked 73 Times in 49 Posts
View MurphysPaint's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RH View Post
Going to fudge a bit here - not a painting project but some refinishing and stain matching involved.



When we bought our home back in 97 there was space downstairs in the family room where a pellet stove existed. It was pretty much toast and not practical for the space so out it came.



Although woodworking isn't my forte, I built an entertainment center for the space which consisted of the cubbies you see across the top, two larger ones on the far right, and a large open space where our behemoth floor model fifty inch television resided.



Fast forward to recently and a new television is needed - but not a massive floor unit - just a typical one needing a spot to sit. So, tore out the divider seperating the far right cubbies and moved it over making those much narrower and then built the set of six cubbies,where gaming systems will go, and the platform that you see here below the new TV. The now narrow cubbies on the right will soon consist of a series of pull outs each holding an acrylic bin just right for storing CDs and video games (organized by systems - PS3, PS4, Wii).



Considering this was almost an entire redoing of what I'd built long ago, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Especially since the original stain I'd used had disappeared somewhere and I had to start from scratch getting a match.


You gotta wall mount that TV! Hide those wires! Good job otherwise.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
MurphysPaint is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MurphysPaint For This Useful Post:
RH (02-17-2017)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2017, 03:17 PM   #4
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MurphysPaint View Post
You gotta wall mount that TV! Hide those wires! Good job otherwise.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Did that with our upstairs television and it does look nice. Unfortunately due to there once being a fireplace connection in this alcove, there is a cinder block wall right behind the sheetrock. Not worth it to put in a false wall just to hide a few wires.
MurphysPaint likes this.
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 03:20 PM   #5
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
Fantastic Job RH! What products did you use?
Thanks.
Used Old Masters Wiping Stain and Emtech 8000 Precat Waterborne Conversion Varnish for top coating. Love that stuff.
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: California
Posts: 218
Rewards Points: 436
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
View Jerr's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have used Old Masters but have not used or even heard of the Precat varnish. I would like to know more about it.
Jerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 03:29 PM   #7
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
I have used Old Masters but have not used or even heard of the Precat varnish. I would like to know more about it.
Pretty much like any other clear top coating product - but way better IMO.

Sprays great out of an HVLP, low odor and VOCs, and brushes just about as nice as it sprays. Supposed to give great protection against water damage as well. It has become my go to for all of the cabinet refinishing work we do these days - and we are almost doing more of that than we are painting.

My supplier, Miller Paints orders it in for me. Target Coatings makes it and you can order direct from them;

https://www.targetcoatings.com/produ...rsion-varnish/
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RH For This Useful Post:
ridesarize (02-21-2017)
Old 02-17-2017, 03:53 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: California
Posts: 218
Rewards Points: 436
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
View Jerr's Photo Album My Photos
Default

It looks like you have to purchase direct. Looks like a solid product.
Jerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 11:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
woodcoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,113
Rewards Points: 2,304
Thanks: 12
Thanked 837 Times in 577 Posts
View woodcoyote's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Good job. I like the way it came out. Nice bullnose on the dividers from what I can see.

Target makes some good stuff, I'm sure it's pretty stout once it cures out.
woodcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 11:31 PM   #10
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodcoyote View Post
Good job. I like the way it came out. Nice bullnose on the dividers from what I can see.

Target makes some good stuff, I'm sure it's pretty stout once it cures out.
Thanks, the cost on the trim stock was so prohibitive that I ended up ripping a 3/4" thick oak plank into 1 3/4" x 5 foot strips and then hand milling them into the desired priofile. One of the few things I've used my Milwaukee sander for in a long time.
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2017, 11:38 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
woodcoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,113
Rewards Points: 2,304
Thanks: 12
Thanked 837 Times in 577 Posts
View woodcoyote's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Good to know we got a fellow wood worker around this online town. Keep up the awesome work.
woodcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodcoyote For This Useful Post:
RH (02-21-2017)
Old 02-21-2017, 12:34 AM   #12
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodcoyote View Post
Good to know we got a fellow wood worker around this online town. Keep up the awesome work.
thank you
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 01:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ridesarize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Near Seattle
Posts: 1,743
Rewards Points: 1,424
Thanks: 1,301
Thanked 795 Times in 516 Posts
View ridesarize's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Looks real nice.
__________________
That lacquer undercoater doesn't affect me affect me...
ridesarize is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ridesarize For This Useful Post:
RH (02-21-2017)
Old 02-21-2017, 09:57 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
epretot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,897
Rewards Points: 2,338
Thanks: 707
Thanked 1,556 Times in 778 Posts
View epretot's Photo Album My Photos
Default

What kind of joinery did you use.
Dowels? Pocket Screws? Brads and glue?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
epretot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 10:02 PM   #15
RH
Moderator
 
RH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 18,434
Rewards Points: 10,304
Thanks: 11,561
Thanked 15,365 Times in 8,049 Posts
View RH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by epretot View Post
What kind of joinery did you use.
Dowels? Pocket Screws? Brads and glue?
Actually, just plain old finish nails. Drilled pilot holes (oak is damned hard) then hammered em' in and used a nail set. Still don't have my compressor and nail gun. Had to wonder if brads would have penetrated the 3/4 inch oak trim.
__________________
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
RH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 11:33 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
woodcoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,113
Rewards Points: 2,304
Thanks: 12
Thanked 837 Times in 577 Posts
View woodcoyote's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RH View Post
Actually, just plain old finish nails. Drilled pilot holes (oak is damned hard) then hammered em' in and used a nail set. Still don't have my compressor and nail gun. Had to wonder if brads would have penetrated the 3/4 inch oak trim.
15 gauge works for sure and 18 g. seems to work pretty decent, just increase psi output. I wouldn't think pins would work at all, but never tried.
woodcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodcoyote For This Useful Post:
RH (02-21-2017)
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hey guys... First time bidding on shopping center? Exactoman General Painting Discussion 27 08-02-2016 01:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com