You picked a great cut of wood for the top! It has that knurl look I'm not use to in oak all that much. That's usually saved for awesome tabletops, and comes from right under a branch. That's a compliment BTW!
I love oak, and love to see work in it. Was the white oak on the front for contrast? That's some hard wood to work with, literally and figuratively.
Hey, how'd you toenail the edging around the top? Just brad nail it and putty it or glue?
Thank you very much I like oak too, I just picked golden oak because I know it's a good contrast with that mahogany color.
The plywood is 1/2 inch thick + chair rail about 3/8 so I just nailed that edging molding. Some glue as well for some durability =) This is memorable piece of work so I've tried to make it nice. All the moldings are nailed with 23 gauge pin nailer. The DVD rom door is on the liquid cement.
The hardest work was to pre-finish all the parts (stains and lacquer) before putting everything together.
Just noticed the side too. Is that wicker or lattice?? Can't tell, but it may even look like a clover or Maltese pattern in there.
My grandfather made all my bedroom furniture and assorted desks and end-tables in white oak. Moving time is teh suck. Some are afraid to help because they've smashed a toe or finger in the process
Wood is just awesome, no matter what you make of it. A router and a table saw, and a guy can get pretty creative.
Side is just a metal grill, all holes so my case can breathe better, wood is not a good heat sink.