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Project by FLBert posted 02-27-2017 09:16 PM 2756 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother decided to purchase a new 65 inch tv which made his current stand too small. He asked if I’d make them something like they’d seen a picture of and shot me a copy. He decided on Radiata Pine for the wood using an Ebony stain. I’d never used ebony before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, picturing a solid black look. I was surprised at the final color though, it let a lot of the grain come through and made for a nicee project. the carcass is 3/4 pine with 1/2” ply panels. For the doors and the back I used 1/4” ply. The top and 6 adjustable shelves are all 3/4 solid pine I glued up. I finished it by spraying on (a first) medium rub pre-cat lacquer. I’ve typically used poly or a poly blend (BLO/mineral spirits) and wipe it on. I needed to get it done a little faster and with a 10-15 mininute dry time for lacquer I thought this’d be a great project to try it on. It really didn’t take that long to get the basics of HVLP and by the end it was easier to get the spray patter I wanted. I’m sure I’ll be trying it again.

Anyways, thanks for looking!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#1 posted 02-27-2017 09:20 PM

Crap.. I knew I’d forget. I wanted to say thanks to my fellow LJs. When I decided to try out HVLP and lacquer for the first time of course I came here first for insight on how you guys go about it, learning curve, equipment, etc. It’s great how open with knowledge, reviews, etc you guys are when I venture out in a new area. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your wisdom!!

Thanks again!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 01:35 PM

Very nice cabinet. Your finish looks good.

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 03:58 PM

I like the look of this project but I cannot figure out exactly what I like about it! I have come back to it about 5 times just for another look! I like the dark color and the proportions but there is something more about it. Nice job.

-- Seeing is believing.

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 07:12 PM

This is a very nice piece and you have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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