How To Get Rid of Bad Woodworking Projects

By Subodh / May 16, 2011

Woodworking projects are fun to do in your spare time. These projects can keep you out of trouble and can give you a peace of mind like you have never had before.

All it takes is the right tools and the right guidance. It also requires not waiting around forever but taking advantage of the free moments you have right now to finish the projects.

Woodworking Projects-Entertainment Center

You can find a project kit online or at a local hardware store. If you can finish this job by yourself you are welcome to but if you do not want to it may be to your advantage to get some help. In fact, building an entertainment center cabinet could become a great family or team project.

You should take some steps to prepare for this endeavor as shown below:

  1. Gather your tools. You might need some assembly screwdrivers and if necessary you might also need some varnish, paint, sander, saws, and fasteners (i.e. screws or bolts). The kinds of tools you need depend upon how involved the project is that you are doing.
  2. Make some measurements. You need to not only measure the overall dimensions of the place where you want the entertainment to sit, but measure your television. You also should measure your DVD player, stereo, and other devices. This is important for later on when you are choosing a device that fits.
  3. Seek a woodworking plan. This is a blueprint that you would follow in order to build your entertainment center to your liking. You can choose from several model variations and you can work with a plan based on the measurement of a space where you want to place this piece of furniture. You might want to view what the finished product looks like and perhaps you can tweak the plan slightly to fit your tastes.
  4. Choose the wood and materials. For instance, maybe you want your entertainment center made from real walnut or cherry wood. Either that or maybe you just want to make an inexpensive one that only requires the cheapest hybrid woods (i.e. plywood) available.

This is the time to also decide how you are going to style the edges of your woodwork, such as if you want edge banding. This is also the time when you plan for making shelves and spaces for all your home theatre devices you own, and leaving space for future purchases. You should also during this time consider the other furniture pieces in the room where this home theatre cabinet would sit.

5.Start building. Just follow the instructions you are given along with the entertainment center plan. However, you should remember to leave a minimum of an inch or two of extra space around each shelving or space perimeter.

That way, when you put your device on a shelf or space there is room to slide it in each “cubby hole” without jamming your fingers. There should also be enough space around your television to easily place it in the space.