TV Table (cabinet)

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Project by Brodan posted 01-18-2015 01:56 AM 1973 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed and built this table for our flat screen TV in our living room. Wanted something that matched the Queen Anne style end tables and it needed to house the typical electronics, Blueray player and cable box. Under the cabinet, behind the skirt, is a compartment for cables , wires , surge protector.

I purchased the legs. With this being my first furniture build, I wasn’t too sure about building them. I purchased Maple from a mill, which is what I used for everything else. I used mortise and tenons for all of the joints. Dimensions are 38” tall, 17” wide and 50” wide to accommodate or 48” TV. Used dark blue (hard to see in the pic) glass for the leaded glass panels.

The finish is General Finishes Vintage Cherry Dye Stain, and is the result of a great deal of advice I received from a number of fellow LJs. So thanks to all for getting me through the finishing.

1/22/15 Put the table to use. Added a pic…

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 01:58 AM

Will look great with your TV on it. Nice job.

-- tel

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 03:33 AM


-- Dan, TN

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 12:24 PM

Wow!! That too pretty to put a TV on. GOOD JOB.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 01:06 PM

Very nicely made, a beautiful creation.

-- "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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#5 posted 01-18-2015 03:40 PM

very nice table !!
It’s not TV stand to me. lol

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#6 posted 01-18-2015 05:52 PM

Very nice job. Keep up the good work. You can do the legs. Just jump in an give it a try.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 06:33 PM

The finish turned out great !......The leaded glass is a great design feature. I couldn’t imagine a wood panel would look as good as the leaded glass panel…...You have persevered through all the challenges. Excellent work !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 06:36 PM

Very nice cabinet. Well done,

-- Patch2020, Tennessee

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#9 posted 01-19-2015 02:29 AM

That is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on a project well-done!

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#10 posted 01-19-2015 02:41 AM

Gorgeous! Fabulous!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#11 posted 01-19-2015 12:48 PM

Thank you all for looking and commenting.

...and thanks for all of the advice on the finish, that no doubt was the biggest challenge for me.

-- Dan, TN

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#12 posted 01-19-2015 01:19 PM

well done. finish looks really good too. Like the leaded glass windows.

I know what you mean about the cabriole legs – they can be intimidating. I would encourage you to try them – they are not as hard as they seem once you get your head around how to make them. I’ve made one project with them so far and at the time used a jigsaw because i didnt have a bandsaw. It would be much easier with a BS and if you dont have a spokeshave and a couple good rasps – its a good excuse to buy them. Philip Lowe wrote a 3 part series in Finewoodworking in the late 80’s that was a tremendous help. See also Jeffrey Greene’s book American Furniture of the 18th Century. Make some prototypes from junk wood – not only of the whole leg but of the feet too for practice. You did the rest of the cabinet; you can handle the legs too.

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#13 posted 01-21-2015 11:58 PM

Very nice. Good job on the color!

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