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Lowline Tasmanian Oak entertainment unit

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An entertainment unit with plenty of storage options, including drawers, flip down door cupboards and an open shelf.

 

 

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The project

 

My girlfriend saw a TV unit she liked the design of but didn’t like the glossy black external finish. I didn’t like the price (selling in stores for over $2500). The only answer was to make my own.

 

I had a heap of 19mm Tasmanian Oak DAR in various widths (65–135mm) leftover from other projects, which I was able to biscuit and laminate. The T joints within the unit are dowelled and glued as are the butt joints around the external edges. 

 

All drawers and cupboards are push to open. On the left is a full height door with an adjustable/removable shelf, the centre top is open, and directly below this is a flip down door and two drawers on the right. 

 

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I found suitable legs at Bunnings for $4 each. I then got the belt sander out and quickly sanded the outside and front, and then finished by hand with a sanding block, 180 grit then 240.

 

It wasn’t until then that I noticed I had somehow managed to stuff up the front. After a great debate with my girlfriend about whether to scrap it and start again or leave as is, I did as I was told and applied Gilly Stephenson's wax.

 

Overall I’m pretty happy with it and it’s already filled and put to use.


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How to build an industrial wooden TV entertainment unit

 

Easy to make and conveniently on wheels, this step-by-step guide will show you how to build an entertainment unit that gives you great looking storage space for your lounge room: D.I.Y. Industrial TV Entertainment Unit.

 

 

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Workshop member eriktank reused the glass shelf from his previous unit to create this beautiful timber wall-mounted TV unit.

 

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Workshop member Marty used pallet timber to create these entertainment units that are affordable, rustic and unique.

 

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