Arts and Crafts t.v. cabinet/stand

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Project by Diamondback posted 02-23-2010 01:51 AM 2362 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for a friend that also has a bookshelf and coffee table from me in the same style and color, etc.

All quarter sawn red oak, drawers oak fronts and maple sides with walnut pegs. About 54 inches wide and 22 inches deep. The dust panels are the only place I used oak plywood and the drawer bottoms are birch plywood. All other panels etc. are solid red oak. I ended up making eight legs because of mistakes. The only mistakes I made are not visible so that worked out well…:) It is solid and heavy.

Finish is Red Oak Minwax 4-5 coats of Sam Maloof Poly/Oil and then Arm-R-Seal Oil and Urethane Topcoat on top surface.

The back has vertical slots in one half of it for cables and ventilation.

I used HDPE tape for the drawer slides although I don’t think I needed to do that. Always a challenge to get the same gap around all the drawers and door but I”m happy with it. As usual I learned a few things I would do differently.

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 04:18 AM

Very nice job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 04:26 AM

Beautiful cabinet. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 07:38 AM

There’s nothing like seeing your work being used and appreciated by your patrons. Nice build. Congratulations!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, Instagram benji reyes

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 08:44 AM

This is really nice craftmanship. Like the way you used the grain, seen some out of place quartersawn grain before. There is none here. Great job!


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#5 posted 04-07-2010 06:20 PM

I have never seen Red Oak like that before. Where did you find it?

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 06:39 PM

I cut it on some property we have in central Wisconsin. There is also a lot of cherry on it that I especially enjoy using.

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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