TV Stand #4: Bottom and Shelf added

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Blog entry by Angela posted 08-14-2011 02:05 AM 2011 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Moving along...gluing corners, cutting bottom and shelf. Part 4 of TV Stand series Part 5: Problems with the top....and the heat »

I’m ready to add the bottom. As member GregD suggested I’m going to use Kreg pocket holes to secure the bottom and shelf in place.

I cut some support boards at a height that would allow me to rest the bottom on them and then screw the bottom in place. I turned the work piece upside down to make it easier to screw it in place.

Once the bottom was secured, I cut the support boards down to the height I needed for them to support the shelf. I then installed the shelf.

I’ve never added molding to any of my projects before so I’ve been looking into that. I wasn’t sure about the size of the molding but I figured I’d use 3” X 3/4” for the base. This is the size of the wood piece at the bottom front of the cabinet in the photo above. Although 3/4” seems rather thick so I might go down to 1/2”.

I’m also working on the top piece. I figure it will be about 7/8” thick. I’m still planing it down. Once down to size I’ll either try to joint it on my router table or take it to the mill and have them do it so then I can glue the boards together. I’ve also been looking at the different router bits to form the edge of the table top.

The last thing I’ll make is the doors. I’ve made a lot of rail and stile door frames but not with raised panel so this will be something else new.


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#1 posted 08-14-2011 02:47 AM

It’s looking good

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 09:50 PM

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