TV Stand

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Blog entry by johnnymo posted 08-31-2010 12:44 AM 1674 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked me if I can make a small TV stand that will fit a speaker underneath it so naturally I said yes. I’m using stock material that has been laying around for about a year and this should be enough for the project at hand.

So far I have planed and jointed all the boards to thickness, cut them to a rough dimension and glued together boards for the side and top using biscuits.
These are for the stand sides.

This will be for the oval top.

Since I have a limited supply of clamps I need to wait for these to dry before gluing up what will make the top plate to the sides (the boards stacked on the table are for the top plate).
Unfortunately, I threw my back out and will need to wait a few days before going back into the shop. Can’t wait to get back on this project!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 02:54 AM

John, I will be watching this with interest.

I wonder about using “stock (I am assuming pine from big box stores)” for building furniture. I always see hardwoods used for most of the projects. The stuff I see at big box stores are usually fairly warped and require significant planing etc. but I do see some fairly straight ones at times. Whats your take on this? I really cannot compare to anything as I have only used pine so far though I am looking to “expand” a little nowadays. Thanks

-- Tampa-FL

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 05:21 AM

Hey Camper,
I got his stock material from where I work. I work at a sheetmetal/machining company and boards like these come in every once in a while strapped to the metal sheets and bars for shipping.
As far as stock from big box stores I just don’t buy them there. Your right, most are warped and the ones that are straight end up warping in your shop after they’ve acclimated. I usually get my plywoods and some small project materials from the box stores and I order most of my project material from woodworkers source.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 07:42 PM

looks cool
i have made a lot of stuff from pine. 1 nice thing about pine is it is easy on your blades

-- self proclaimed copycat

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