TV stand

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Project by acraig5075 posted 02-06-2017 04:06 PM 1758 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this TV stand using kiaat for the top and pine shelving for the carcass. The top was finished with Danish oil, the interior has a clear coat, and the rest is painted. Painting wood is not normally my preference, but in this case I think it works as it emphasizes the beautiful kiaat. The doors are mortised and tenon pine and the glass has a frosted film applied on the inside. The feet were almost a mini-project on their own and involved table saw cove-cutting, a first for me. The overall dimensions are 950mm x 630×400 (37.5” x 25×15.75). The entire build from start to completed took me about 16 days spread over 10 weeks.

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 04:16 PM

Great job … I love the top!

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 04:44 PM

I love the feet! I’ve only done coves on the table saw once. You were right with the paint. I’m not a fan of painting wood either but it really works with this piece.

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#3 posted 02-06-2017 08:41 PM

Great looking TV stand, really like the top and the white contrast. The feet are very nice, you did a great job here with those. It was a first for you, and i bet it was very satisfying when you completed them to your liking. Trying something new with each project makes woodworking enjoyable.

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#4 posted 02-06-2017 08:47 PM

Wow i think i have a foot fetish! Top is beautiful. Nice work on the joinery and milling of the feet!

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#5 posted 02-06-2017 09:25 PM

Very nice. I agree the white paint really sets off the top nicely.

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#6 posted 02-07-2017 05:01 AM

Thanks for all the kind words!

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#7 posted 02-07-2017 12:34 PM

This is a beautiful piece and has a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-07-2017 12:44 PM

Question. How did you attach the feet to the case?

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 12:55 PM

Good call on the paint and wood, really pops. Like the design, simple enough and also enough detail. My parents have requested a stand for their “sun room” this looks like what I’ll shoot for. Nice work!

I’d personally like to see/hear more on how the feet were completed. Looks like a nice design to really get perfected as you could use it in many various applications.

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#10 posted 02-07-2017 01:44 PM

Thanks again for all the comments.

ScottM: I just glued the feet on with standard wood glue. There is a lot of surface area on the top of each foot, and both surfaces are long-grain, so the glue joint will be super strong.

More trickier was attaching the top to the case. There is a 1” gap between the solid wood top and the case top. In this gap I used little wooden blocks attached to the case sides with a slotted hole for a screw to hold down the top. The slotted holes will allow the kiaat some movement. Small holes in the top of the case give access from below for a screwdriver and won’t be seen.

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#11 posted 02-07-2017 03:20 PM

Very nice. Thanks for the detailed pictures of the feet.

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