Maple TV stand/entertainment center

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Project by AnthonyRH posted 12-28-2014 10:25 PM 1401 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this entertainment center for the wife just in time for Christmas. It is made out of maple and maple ply, in both 3/4 and 1/4 thicknesses. I designed it around my two limiting factors, the width of the TV and the width of the wall it could sit in front of.
Designed it in sketchup and went through multiple designs before settling on this one. As you can tell from the last picture it is a step up from the Walmart special TV stand we had before.
Doors all have soft close hinges to protect little fingers. Little fingers are also why the majority of my electronic components are hidden away inside the cabinet (little guy likes to touch anything that lights up)

Finish is Sherwin Williams rub on stain custom tinted to match some existing furniture, with 3 coats of poly sprayed over it.

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 10:47 PM

Nice modular design. Donʻt your love sketch up?

Were your reviewing your Dash-1 while your were building that? Did you do that at home or at the base hobby shop?

Cute kid.

Happy New Year.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 10:55 PM

The dash 1 is why it took me two months instead of two weeks. I built it at home, what’s the point of having these rolls of I don’t use them? I wanted to go modular because I know we’ll be moving a few times in the next few years and I’m hoping it will survive.

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#3 posted 12-29-2014 02:36 AM

Nice work and timing is everything and I’d say several steps up from the previous model..

Any advice on finishing Maple. I’m working on a maple “Queen Anne style” table for my flat screen and electronics. I’ve been reading a lot about the difficulties in getting uniform color on Maple and would welcome your thoughts.

Again great piece.


-- Dan, TN

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 02:43 AM

I sprayed on a thick coat of stain and then wiped it off for this project.

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#5 posted 12-29-2014 04:21 AM

I’ve found with larger and more detailed pieces that spraying on a thick coat of stain and wiping it off gives me a much better finished product.
For this one I actually built a modular spray booth using furnace filters, bathroom exhaust fans, 2×4s, and heavy gauge plastic to apply the stain and finish.

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#6 posted 12-29-2014 04:56 AM

Very nice indeed Anthony and well done! Thanks for Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 01:53 PM

Very nice entertainment center, great work & craftsmanship.

-- "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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