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Hi, My name is Josh and I live in FL on the Space Coast. Have gotten into woodworking over the last few years. I have done a few projects, mostly using MDF and will be getting into my first "real" wood project here soon. Recently picked up a Kreg Jig Jr and have played around with it a little, but have not gotten to use it on a project yet. Looking forward to the time savings it should provide as my shop is in the garage and I have to share it with kids toys, bikes, the wife's van, etc...

My next project will be an entertainment center for our living room that I will make from red oak. I plan on taking plenty of pictures, some of which I will be sure to post here because it looks like that is what almost everyone is interested in. I am not sure of the finish that I will put on it yet as this is the thing I have no experience with, so hopefully I can get some good advice on here for stains/finishes.
Hello, My Name is Joe and i live in Indianapolis, IN.....GO COLTS !! NEW NEW Wood worker but enjoying using my Kreg
jig and have made the small bookshelve for my daughter......I am looking forward to learning more and doing other projects !!

Have a great day !!!
Hey Josh,
I just finished building a red oak entertainment center for my 58" HDTV. Check it out. Each draw is capable of holding 62 dvds. Welcome aboard.

Josh Speece said:
Hi, My name is Josh and I live in FL on the Space Coast. Have gotten into woodworking over the last few years. I have done a few projects, mostly using MDF and will be getting into my first "real" wood project here soon. Recently picked up a Kreg Jig Jr and have played around with it a little, but have not gotten to use it on a project yet. Looking forward to the time savings it should provide as my shop is in the garage and I have to share it with kids toys, bikes, the wife's van, etc...

My next project will be an entertainment center for our living room that I will make from red oak. I plan on taking plenty of pictures, some of which I will be sure to post here because it looks like that is what almost everyone is interested in. I am not sure of the finish that I will put on it yet as this is the thing I have no experience with, so hopefully I can get some good advice on here for stains/finishes.
Antoine I did not see your post with your pictures in photo gallery are they not there yet? I am working on same project.
Go to projects and under the sort by: choose alphabetical. go to page five and at the bottom, third one from the left you will see my entertainment center on the work bench unfinished. I will try to exchange the present photo with a completed one. It was photographed in stages.

Gary roofner said:
Antoine I did not see your post with your pictures in photo gallery are they not there yet? I am working on same project.
I changed out the photo, so look for the big screen TV.

Antoine boyd said:
Go to projects and under the sort by: choose alphabetical. go to page five and at the bottom, third one from the left you will see my entertainment center on the work bench unfinished. I will try to exchange the present photo with a completed one. It was photographed in stages.

Gary roofner said:
Antoine I did not see your post with your pictures in photo gallery are they not there yet? I am working on same project.
Antoine, the ent center looks really nice. My TV already hangs on the wall, so I am going to build two side units to flank it, a base underneath, and a top case to run between the two side units.

What did you use for the finish? I am probably going to want to stain for a darker color. I have never stained/finished before, so I am a little nervous about that step. Hoping I can get some good tips on here though.
My name is Dave Griffis. Everyone calls me Griff. I live in Tucson, Az, work as an artist and paint on wood panels. In sizes much larger than 18" x 18" the panels must be cradled. Even though I have no experience in woodworking and my friends say I need to call an electrician to change a light bulb; I bought a Ryobi 18v 1 plus system and a Kreg Master Jig System with the intention of making my own panels. My wife and I practiced with the tools and built a work bench in about 7 hours and amazed our family and friends. Now back to the studio and on to the panels.
I'll Be Back !!!!
I used three coats of Minwax sand and sealer. Keep in mind that oak is porous wood. So, what I did was to stain the wood first and pure the sealer on sparingly and using a Bondo putty applicator, I squeegeed into the pores. after that I sprayed two more coats and let them dry for a couple days and come back with three coats of polyurethane. I used semi gloss. That was my preference for this piece. When doing a large job like this, it helps to stain and apply the sealer to the wood before cutting it into pieces and on the final coats spray the finish on.

Josh Speece said:
Antoine, the ent center looks really nice. My TV already hangs on the wall, so I am going to build two side units to flank it, a base underneath, and a top case to run between the two side units.

What did you use for the finish? I am probably going to want to stain for a darker color. I have never stained/finished before, so I am a little nervous about that step. Hoping I can get some good tips on here though.
Hello, my name is Guy and I live in Tucson Arizona. I have been doing woodworking for years and I just purchased a Kreg kit. I am using 3/4 plywood ( "23/32") and 1 1/4 coarse screws. The problem is that the points are going through the surface of the piece. I have tried to lower the setting on the drill but it still goes through. I am tightening until I see a bit of the glue squeeze out. What am I doing wrong?
Hi guy my name is Tom and I'm from chicago. I,m wondering if you have the right measurement from the "shoulder" of the drill bit?

Antoine boyd said:
I used three coats of Minwax sand and sealer. Keep in mind that oak is porous wood. So, what I did was to stain the wood first and pure the sealer on sparingly and using a Bondo putty applicator, I squeegeed into the pores. after that I sprayed two more coats and let them dry for a couple days and come back with three coats of polyurethane. I used semi gloss. That was my preference for this piece. When doing a large job like this, it helps to stain and apply the sealer to the wood before cutting it into pieces and on the final coats spray the finish on.

Josh Speece said:
Antoine, the ent center looks really nice. My TV already hangs on the wall, so I am going to build two side units to flank it, a base underneath, and a top case to run between the two side units.

What did you use for the finish? I am probably going to want to stain for a darker color. I have never stained/finished before, so I am a little nervous about that step. Hoping I can get some good tips on here though.

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