Walnut TV Stand

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Project by BusterB posted 09-24-2014 03:55 PM 2484 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife and kids bought me a TV for my birthday a couple of years back. It wouldn’t work in our existing entertainment center so it was parked on an old coffee table I had in the basement. This was supposed to be a temporary measure until I came up with something better. Well time passed and it just never got taken care of…then the “happy accident’. I am trying out a new wood supplier and had ordered some oak for a table top. He delivered it but as he went to unload, he notices he has pulled from the wrong stack and has walnut instead. He asks me if I am interested in it…at the same price. He barely got the offer out of his mouth when I had the wood unloaded and was handing him the cash. Was watching tv later that night pondering what to use it for…bingo, it was time to do something about the tv stand. The boards were 1 1/4 thick so they milled down to 1” nicely. Had to glue two pieces together for the leg pieces but think it turned out OK. The stand is 40” in length, 16” wide and 20” tall.
Did have to reorder the oak but he brought it a couple of days later and even threw in a couple of extra boards for the trouble. Think I have found a new lumber guy…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 04:14 PM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 04:18 PM

Very nice! I love Walnut!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 04:38 PM

Nice job, can’t have too many clamps!

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 05:08 PM

Nice Buster
Very nice mate.
You cant beat dealing direct
Same language here £/$ as long as it’s cash :)
Used to buy a lot of wood from a guy across the border in England
Well first time I went I had just finished after a woodstock style festivall
My saddle bags were full of Scottish £5 or fivers as we call them.He cut
me a bloody good deal and I bought many tons of timber from him over time
He also would give me about 10% more board feet than I paid for
Again though, we cut a deal it was fair both ways.
I got him into selling woodturning blanks.
Bloody idiot that I was. All his timber goes into bowl blanks now.
Still if if ever gets a nice big Burl he gives me first choice.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 05:31 PM

Buster, you’d better take very good care of that supplier! Sounds like a keeper. Oh and nice TV stand, too. ;-)
Looks like ou may need a little more walnut to house the components.

I got him into selling woodturning blanks.
Bloody idiot that I was. All his timber goes into bowl blanks now.
Still if if ever gets a nice big Burl he gives me first choice.

- Jamie Speirs

That’s funny, Jamie!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 09-24-2014 06:13 PM

Outstanding stand Buster, love the walnut grain pattern.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 09:06 PM

Great stand, Buster.

Boy did you get a deal!!

I put out bids for walnut for a project for our church and it is up to $6.50 a board foot right now!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 10:59 PM

Another fine job by BusterB!! That is an awesome stand. I really like that Walnut. Keep em coming.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 09-25-2014 03:01 AM

Hoss- Thank you buddy.

Dennie- Thank you sir. I think its one of my favorite’s. Well of the species I have worked with so far….lol

Oldsmoochie- Thank you. I always seem to run short of clamps.Really only one answer for that.. Lol

Jamie- Thank you guru. I really liked my previous supplier a lot but he has opened a new business so he is way too busy to sawmill. This new fellow also works at the same place I do and several other guys told me he did a good job. Have to say they were right. Its just him and his dad on a part-time basis so maybe he won’t get to carried away.

Candy- Thanks buddy-ett. Cable box goes on the shelf and have gotten too old for surround

L2L- Thank you Lee. Those top pieces had some worm holes so I was worried how it would turn out. The grain turned out to be good and the little holes give it character…. Lol

Jim- Thank you sir. I paid him less than a dollar a board foot (his asking price for oak) so you can see why I unloaded it so quick… Lol Bear in mind that it was rough band saw mill lumber but he seemed to indicate that he didn’t charge anywhere close to what you paid.

Jeff- Thank you my friend. I have several projects at various stages of completion but I am hopping the table build will be my next major one. A fellow gave a “solid oak” table to play with. Come to find out the top was particle board with a oak veneer. I won’t tell you how I found this out but it might have involved it getting dropped out of the back of my truck…lol Anyhow, the pedestal was solid so I plan on stripping it and adding a Solid wood top…someday

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 09-26-2014 04:30 PM

Wow, that’s a nice stand Buster. I need to build one for my daughter. Maybe walnut is the way to go if it’s not too expensive. Really shows well. I think I like the size of the tv too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 09-27-2014 12:25 AM

beautiful stand.great build.i believe walnut is my favorite wood to work what are you gonna build with the oak???

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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