Cherry TV stand/cabinet

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Project by Zac posted 07-03-2009 01:57 AM 1891 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I made for my parents. When they replaced their TV with a newer flat panel – the old enclosed TV cabinet didn’t work any longer.

I like Shaker style furniture so I tried to mimick it somewhat – I haven’t built many pieces in Shaker style, but I am pleased with how this came out.

The shelves and sides are maple plywood, the face frame, panels, doors, and top are Cherry. I stained the whole thing with General Finishes Georgian Cherry gel stain – awesome stuff. If you’ve not used their products before, I strongly encourage you to. Gel stains are great to work with.

I used bullseye shellac over the maple ply prior to staining – I contribute the close match of the Cherry and plywood to this step.

It’s a shame the TV covers the top – the grain came out looking really nice.

Hardware is from Lee Valley.

These were my first raised panel doors – I enjoyed making them – I consider them a major success and accomplishment.

Thanks for looking – enjoy!

EDIT: Oh yeah! Their are “water spot” looking marks all over the photos, they are NOT the finish, the camera lense was dirty and I didn’t know it. Sorry! :)


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#1 posted 07-03-2009 03:18 AM

Good work !!!!!


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#2 posted 07-03-2009 03:47 AM

The top indeed looks beautiful.

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#3 posted 07-03-2009 04:05 AM

Really nice!

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#4 posted 07-03-2009 02:26 PM

Zac, this is a really solid looking cabinet. Like you, I tend to favor Shaker style furniture. This piece has a nice clean design to it and the raised panels add just enough visual interest to the piece.

Nice job.

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 06:42 AM

Very nice cabinet

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