Hard project

This was a very hard project. Only a bit technically hard, but very hard emotionally. I built this entertainment center, for friends, 15 years ago. It worked and still looks great. But tv is failing and a new bigger tv won’t fit. So, decided to keep the base and cut off the top. Ugh.  Job done. Now just a bit of trim to cover the cut edges.  I now have a top to make a new base for!


It's a 2 for 1 deal! looks like you did a good job getting the cuts located.
Looks like an excellent top-lopectomy!

I made a built in for a large 33" CRT tv, but planned on a big screen for the width. The top shelf could be lowered to match the different HxW ratio.
That all worked out well, but the cabinet depth to fi the CRT went deep into a closet behind. For with a big screen there is a 2' wasted space I'd love to recover.

Your top cabinet looks like i'd look well as an  armoire with a new base.
Still looks great!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Nice work repurposing for a modern TV. Looks great.


Thanks for the good comments.   Should be an interesting rebuild; may have to connect the two parts in the garage, as no one wants to help carry it out of the basement shop!
That was a nice looking cabinet! I'd make the people pay for a whole new unit, personally. Our TV sits on a buffet, no chopping for me!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

yeah nice chop job. i agree with DK get a fair price for all the work,

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

I talk about getting paid, and here I am helping one of my friends make a jewelry chest for his wife for xmas. So far, the only work he has done is drive us to the wood store and carry the plank into my shop. 🤷‍♂️

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Not a big charge. They are good friends and was nice that they chose me to do the change. 
Wow that must have been hard to do.

The results are worth it.


Lots of thought there on how to do it, well done.  Good work.   


Thanks again for nice comments.  
That will still look just as good cut down to size as it did when you made it the first time. 
Lovely figure in that quarter sawn oak.

Doing the best I can with what I've got

Nice save.  Were you able to re-purpose the top as a separate cabinet or something?  It's way too nice to take completely apart.
Earl, I will try to make a base for the top. Maybe just a flat table for the base to set on on.
The original build was/is fantastic.  Getting to appreciate QSWO.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

gdaveg, thanks for the compliments..  QSWO is beautiful, sometimes a bit testy working with the highly figured grain.