My Daughter's new TV cabinet

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Project by Oldtool posted 05-18-2014 02:29 PM 2079 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While this project doesn’t meet the full requirements of Posting – in that it is not 100% complete, it is now in use & can stand alone as is, and I haven’t posted in quite a while, so I’ve decided to post this initial portion of the ultimate project.

I started this project back in last September, but with family coming first, that being 4 grandchildren involved in 6 different sports & on 10 different teams, as well as the holidays, well – shop time comes around occasionally.

I was provided maximum overall dimensions for the complete assembly, and a photo as an example of the desired end product;

My idea of the final product;

This project is constructed with Red Pine lumber from the mill, and there are some interesting dark red streaks throughout, as well as a few solid knots. Dye is Homestead’s TransTint Honey Amber, coated with several coats of Arm-R-Seal satin wiping varnish. (As a side note, I received a lot of assistance from Jeff Jewitt @ Homestead when working on the dye process. Very helpful.)
My goal when making this cabinet in a country style to match existing furniture styles, was to do as much as possible with hand tools, especially the many wooden hand planes I have. All surfaces were rough & smooth planed, no sandpaper, and all trim was created with molding planes.

The outside trim around the lower door panels was created with a 5 step process using 4 different planes;

Raised panels were cut with an old panel raising plane;

Doors constructed with pegged mortise & tenon joints;

All carcase joints were hand cut dovetails;

Groves cut with an old plow plane;

Dados by hand saw & dado planes;

The door knobs turned on the lathe (cherry for contrast), made with long stems that rotate the cherry latch;

and the top molding created from two pieces by hand, with a top molded by plane, providing an eye level shelf for family photos to be displayed;

Now it’s on to the two shelf towers for the sides, and as I was informed – two matching end tables.

Thanks for viewing, and happy woodworking to you …....

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Jamie McDonald

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 03:38 PM

Very well executed. I really like your commitement to using hand tools.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 07:30 PM

Awesome, well done!

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 02:43 AM

Very nicely done! It definitely has the appeal of quality and country charm. You nailed it! Not literally, ha ha!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 11:11 AM

Great job! I really like the style and the process!

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 11:55 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 11:57 AM

Beautiful project! I am sure she will love it, I like the use of hand tools and the Molding is really nice. Good job, Great work thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 09:09 PM

you are the MAN…. very well done, hand tools are the reason we work wood… I love it.. you my friend are one heck of a craftsman… don’t let anyone tell ya otherwise.. much respect indeed….Papa

-- Papa...

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#8 posted 07-05-2015 02:56 PM

Beautiful TV cabinet!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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