Flat Screen TV Stand

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Project by mattshack posted 04-13-2010 08:08 PM 5239 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first big project. We bought a big screen TV last fall and we needed a new stand for it. My wife found one that she liked at a furniture store, but I told her I could build one. I have no experience woodworking, so she just laughed at me and told me I could try to build one. So I bought a table saw and router and went to work. I used a set of plans from, but modified them to fit my TV. This project included many firsts for me, and I learned a lot in the process. The TV stand is made from cherry plywood and hardwood, and is finished with one coat of boiled linseed oil and then 4 coats of a satin wipe on poly. I am pretty happy with the finished project, but more importantly my wife is happy. Any comments or suggestions on what I should have done differently are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 08:13 PM

Very nice. Doesn’t look like a first project to me.

Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 09:25 PM

I am new to woodworking as well, so I can’t say too much. The only thing I noticed were the varying gap sizes on doors/drawers.

Other than that, I’d say you should be proud of yourself for accomplishing this. It is rather nice, especially for a first project.

And you learned a few things along the way, including how to modify plans to fit your personal needs too.

Nice work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 11:38 PM

one thing, you should have gotten into woodworking along time ago great work.

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

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 12:00 AM

nice project!
Having worked with cherry often, I know it can be a challenge to mill pieces with similar color. There is a fairly wide range in color even with the heartwood from dark brown with red to light brown with yellow. You did a nice job with this.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 08:15 PM

Very nice! No experience and you did this? Very impressive. The main thing you should have done differently was to give it to me. (:

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 04:14 AM

That’s a heck of a first project! Nice job!

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 11:26 PM

Ambitious project for someone with no experience. You should feel proud!

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 12:09 AM

Great first project. Looking forward to seeing more.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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