Contemporary TV Stand

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Blog series by RDR updated 04-24-2011 12:29 AM 4 parts 10541 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Inspiration and Planning

03-15-2011 04:24 AM by RDR | 0 comments »

It’s time to get rid of our behemoth old entertainment center in favor of a smaller TV stand. In browsing fellow LJ projects I came across Looeyville’s effort here: I really like it. And, I’ve heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I figure straight out copying must be even better. So, I think that’s what I’ll do. But, I’m not sure what kind of joinery I want to use. My first thought was t...

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Part 2: Starting to build

03-19-2011 11:49 PM by RDR | 2 comments »

I decided to use a basic half lap joint on this project. I’ve never really used it before, so I wasn’t sure what the best way to accomplish it. I don’t have a dado stack, yet, and frankly I don’t trust the accuracy of my junk Skil router and homemade router table. So, I decided to build a sort of tenon jig to help me cut the joint. This took longer than I wanted to due to several errors on my part. But, all things considered, it didn’t turn out too...

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Part 3: A slight interruption, to put it mildly...

04-02-2011 08:05 PM by RDR | 5 comments »

Since my last post I have accomplished precisely zero on this project. A new project showed up that is taking up absolutely all my time. I’m pleased to introduce Norah June, born March 28 at 12:36 AM. She’s 8 lbs, 10 oz. of cute. So, there’s not a lot of woodworking going on lately. We both pretty much feel like this:

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Part 4: Some actual woodworking gets done!

04-24-2011 12:29 AM by RDR | 3 comments »

After much delay, some sawdust has finally been made! I decided that the way I was going to try to cut my half-lap joints was stupid. So, I ordered the dado stack I’ve been eyeballing for awhile. Before I could use it, though, I had to make a throat insert for my saw. I used DChip’s method found here: They took a bit of sanding to get them to sit flush, but all in all I’m pretty happy with them. I made some spares,...

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