Mobile TV cart in solid Sapele.

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 12-15-2018 05:42 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Management ordered up a nice TV Cart for the Pool Patio; so the shop, always being attentive to management, got on it.
It was a relatively straight forward build.
The Cart is approximately 48” W X 30” H X 23” D. It weighs a lot from the solid Sapele.
Sapele dulls every blade in your shop and you get a lot of splinters, but in the end, the look of Sapele with just a couple of coats of Boiled Linseed Oil is beautiful.
The cart sits on top of 4” swiveling casters that lock in all directions.
The TV will be attached to the cart and a slipcover was made from a couple of H/F tarps laminated together to cover it when not in use.
All in all, it was a fun build and fills a useful purpose.
I put a few of the process shots below for those who like them.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

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#1 posted 12-15-2018 07:16 PM

Great work and good looking stand my friend. Handy too.
From now, which one will attract more attention : the TV or the Stand !


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#2 posted 12-15-2018 07:16 PM

That is beautiful!

Nice view from the patio, too! But there’s no snow ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-15-2018 07:38 PM

Great looking cart. I picked up a lot of Sapele cutoffs from a door and window company. All of the beautiful boards were cutup to glue on the inside of the style and rails of the doors and windows. They never used thick lumber, always glued up to the size needed that way the frames didn’t warp.

I always hated to see the most beautiful pieces become core pieces for the windows. They wanted straight strip grain for the doors and windows so that they would match. You’d never be able to match the grain on the beautiful boards. What they did was cut their own veneer from the planks so that the set of windows and doors would match.

I’m glad to see the top layer got the best boards.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-15-2018 07:48 PM

That is really cool and looks great. If Boss lady aint happy then aint nobody happy. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 12-15-2018 09:00 PM

Nice work on the tv show stand, looks very nice.

Sapele looks a lot like cherry, does it also darken with age and sun light? How about finishing?, very porous? I might have go try this wood soon.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 12-15-2018 10:17 PM

Great job on the cart! I have to admit the first picture threw me for a loop – it looks just like my sister’s house in Ft. Myers, FL. (although my brother in law would NEVER let his Cadillac share garage space with tools). LOL

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 12-15-2018 11:15 PM

Eric, I don’t know why you adopted the ‘Wrecker’ handle cause you do some fine projects. Well done buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 12-15-2018 11:21 PM

nice looking cart but with that view will you even want to watch tv?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 12-15-2018 11:24 PM

nice looking cart but with that view will you even want to watch tv?

- pottz

Exactly what I was thinking!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#10 posted 12-15-2018 11:25 PM

Looks great.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#11 posted 12-16-2018 12:10 AM

Nice looking TV cart! It looks great in that setting!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-16-2018 12:26 AM

Nice work buddy! The stand looks really good in that setting!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 12-16-2018 02:36 AM

NIce looking cart woodwrecker.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 12-16-2018 05:34 AM

Thats brilliant, the only problem is that the TV is going to feel very very left out. When on the Patio people will either be looking at the “TV Cart” workmanship OR looking at your superb view.
Have a good weekend.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#15 posted 12-16-2018 06:15 PM

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