Built-In Entertainment Center: Countertop DIY
This is Part II of the Built-In Entertainment Center DIY... Part I was installing the cabinets and making a base. For this, the cabinets were obviously already setup and installed. Daddy B used the cabinets to hold the countertop for most of the work he did. It was a bit easier on him to do it like this because the countertop is long and we don't have a lot of space to cut and work with in the "construction area" in our basement.
We had to combine several cuts of wood to make the countertop. Here we are, beginning to line them up.
So... we used stainable wood filler at this point where the pieces of wood combined. DO NOT DO THIS. First, stain your wood. THEN use the wood filler. You can see the seams in our wood way worse because we did this in reverse. As you may be able to see in the right photo. I ended up going over it a few times with stain, sanding some more, letting it sit a really long time... in the end, it looks okay but I wish I'd done it the other way.
This project was initially inspired by the one done by Addicted2Decorating. My other posts on this project can be viewed here:
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Cabinet Base
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Painting and Distressing
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Bookshelves
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Electronics
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Lighting
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Final Reveal