End Table - Prototype #1: Prototype for upcoming Television Stand

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Blog entry by Sleff posted 11-16-2009 09:09 AM 1774 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve been planning on building a decent mahogany tv stand for about a year now.
I drew up numerous plans and picked out tons of wood from my old stockpile.

Tv Stand Plans

I had the dimensions down so that it would fit my (much too large and heavy) old school tv
as well as 3 peripherals right at the top. Also lots of storage below for whatever.

Work became unbelievably busy last year, as well as my wife getting pregnant and my twins
were born 7 months ago. Wow. So needless to say I didn’t get much time in the shop
in the last year.

But… I had a plan! Now I needed a prototype.

I like prototypes (when I can do them) cause it helps me work out most of the joinery and
dimensions while using “Found on the side of the road” wood and not caring too much
about fit and finish. This time around I planned on making an End Table in a similar style
as the final Tv Stand with all the same joinery.

Prototype End Table

I also had just the wood for the job.

My parents house where I grew up was built around 1965 in northern california. The siding was
originally full dimensioned 1” clear pine painted dark reddish brown. (Oh the 60s). We had ripped
off the pine in the early 80s and put up some kind of weird press-board siding that was supposed to
last a lifetime (it didnt) but I pulled the nails out of every board and stacked it all in the garage.
Last year my father gave me a bunch of that clear pine. 1×12 and 1×4s. So this I figured I would
use for my prototype. Which my wife now figured was a real piece of furniture that she could use
in the living room.

Ooops. I hope she likes nail holes hehe.
Pine boards with history

-- -Sleff

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 08:06 PM

Nice wood and a good plan. Don’t worry about the nail holes, they give the piece good character, and will make more interesting. Don’t forget recycled wood is in. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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