Cherry TV Table

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Project by Brian Lackey posted 02-27-2010 06:23 PM 2537 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my solid cherry table for a flat panel TV. Has 2 doors with glass inserts and grid as well as 3 drawers. Cabinet has adjustable shelves. Techniques used are dovetail, French dovetail, mortise and tenon, dado, and rabbet. No fasteners were use except for glue.

Pictures found here:

3D video on youtube

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 06:30 PM

I really like this design – The stain/color you used is awesome! Great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 07:17 PM

First of all, Very Nice.
Question, what are the dims of the piece?
Question, did you do the plans from your own ideas or use a existing plan if you did where did you find the plan at?
Question, Did you just cut one hole for each component on the left side of the cabinet facing us? If so do you think you might be leaving too much heat inside the cabinet which will shorten the life of any component enclosed ?

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 07:36 PM

When I saw the pic, my first guess it is a walnut set.
Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 10:07 PM

That is real pretty. I love the finish, and the divided light doors make it look classy. Your pictures look like it is a solid wood top. I might be a bit concerned about fastening it with dowels. Wood movement might cause some trouble.

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 11:07 PM


Brian … I don’t know what your level of experience is, but … you took this project from design to execution … and did a fantastic job!!!

Not only that, but … if I see it correctly, then … just like me … you personalized your work with some of your own blood!!! I think I’ve done that on everything I’ve built :-)

You should be really, really proud. I’m looking at a guy who banged this out … in his garage …. from soup to nuts!

Bravo, Bud!!!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 01:12 AM

I will post my 3D CAD drawings shortly. The design is of my own as I could not find what I wanted from stores. There is a cooling fan in the back. Runs quiet. The shelves have a bow cut in them to run wires vertically and there is 2 2-1/2” holes on the back at the bottom to run feeder cables in and allow for cool air drafts. The fan on the back at the top. The TV shown is a 37” LCD to give you an idea of the size.

The top/bottom is 5/4 planed to 1” after glueing. All other pieces are 1” dim lumber and now are finished at about 7/8”.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 05:46 AM

That thing looks quite solidly built. Very nice. I may be taking some inspiration from this sometime in the future.


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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:49 AM

saweeeeeet very nicely done

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 03:33 PM

wow, that’s really nice looking!

-- Don in Nashville- - Aged copper sheets for cabinets, furniture, bar tops, backsplash, range hoods, and table tops.

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#10 posted 02-28-2010 08:17 PM

I have posted dimensions and a youtube video if the table from CAD.

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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