Console Table\TV Stand

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Project by Joe966 posted 10-30-2016 05:49 AM 1076 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Console table that I recently made for a friend. Biggest piece I have done so far.

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#1 posted 10-30-2016 02:44 PM

pretty ugly. Not my thing. I believe barn doors belong on barns or full size doors, the size of the hardware is overwhelming the piece.

sorry, just my opinion, and since you shared, so did I.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 10-30-2016 05:18 PM

Nice job, I’ll comment on the craftsmanship and keep my personal opinion to myself. I saw an entertainment center that had the full size barn door at the furniture store. Doing the doors like that is a nice touch. What did you use for the top, what stains and type of wood?

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#3 posted 10-30-2016 07:46 PM

well woodchuckers opinion may be a little strong but he was just being honest,my first thought was similar but the more i looked at it the more i liked it,the black hardware with the cream colored center with the wood top all works well did a nice job i think it would have been better if you could find smaller barn door hardware,that is if they even make it on a small scale? overall though it looks great.i think you need a better greeting on your first day and first project than ugly so let me say welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 10-30-2016 11:27 PM

Joe – I think it’s a cool design and it seems to be beautifully constructed. I agree the colors are very nice as well – thanks for sharing and welcome to the community. Most people are pretty nice around here…

-- Scott - and

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#5 posted 10-31-2016 02:22 PM

Not my cup of tea, but I can see the appeal. Woodchucker is obviously a prolific member here and should know site etiquette by now. It may be ugly to you, but “rustic” with some painted elements is quite a common theme in modern furniture design. Protesting against it gets you nowhere except maybe at a slightly higher risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.

-- Third time's the charm, right?

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William Shelley

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 09:23 PM

The carpentry looks good, but I feel like the negative reactions some have are influenced by the design and how it brings to mind the corporate takeover of woodworking. A piece like this screams of overpriced lifestyle botique stores and “trying too hard to be trendy”, and it’s the type of thing that 30-somethings yuppies who know nothing about furniture would pay a lot of money for in a vain effort to add character to their bland life. It’s an appropriation of craftsmanship you might say.

Nearly the sole thing that ‘breaks’ this piece in my view is that the barn door hardware appears to be a premade or store-bought hardware kit. There’s no reason for an entertainment center to have barn door hardware, however if it was custom made or repurposed from something else it would at least justify the use. But buying a kit and attaching it just feels artificial and fake.

This piece has absolutely no soul or character, and while I don’t think that was intentional, I get that it’s an affront to some woodworkers that are accustomed to handcrafted pieces having more substance.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 09:56 PM

wow can we insult this guy anymore than whats already been said,he just wanted to make something nice for his freind and i think he did even if its ugly and has no soul or character!!!its a shame that every wood worker on this site doesnt conform to the same high and mighty standards some expect,but that would make this a very dull and boring place to be,wouldnt it.joe i sure hope you dont refrain from showing more of your work because of some comments,that would be the real shame.cant wait too see more of you buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 11-02-2016 12:12 AM

I know it is probably not everyone’s cup of tea but it is what she asked me to make. The top is made of 2×4s that I planed down to 1 1/4” thick and finished with English Chestnut. The table plans actually called for it to be bigger but I bought smaller hardware and scaled the table itself down.

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#9 posted 11-05-2016 01:19 AM

Nice work Joe, don’t let negative comment interfere with your woodworking. Not everyone has the same taste in designs, keep push the envelope and enjoy your shop time!

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#10 posted 11-05-2016 03:09 AM

joe are you out there?listen joe what has been said has been said,this post has ignited me to stand in your honor,im sick of the wood snobs putting people like you down,you do top notch work bro whether it fits certain woodworkers standards or not.this is not what lumber jocks is about.its about encouraging each other too be the best we can,too encourage and teach each other too be better,too share our knowlege.this post you started has shown me the ugly side a few harbor.this is not the norm here my friend.the friends ive met and that have thought and helped me grow i will never forget.this is a great place to be,so keep going and i promise i will stand beside you-peace out my friend.oh and by the way in case anyone doesnt get it my comments are directed toward one l’j in particular ([email protected]#!%&^m s~$#^y) not too name names of [email protected]#k a*s..

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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