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SEPT 30, 2020

After getting a bigger TV SWMBO wanted a place to put it. While shopping she saw a table with baskets so thatʻs where this project started.

Although it made it harder I decided to combine oiled walnut and painted wood in this project.

The top was made from walnut veneered plywood with 1 inch solid walnut edging and finished with Watco Danish Oil.

Instead of making solid sides I decided to make painted framed paneled sides with bead panel inserts between 2 inch X 2 inch walnut legs. The bead panels and walnut legs were stained with Watco Danish Oil.

Since we have a computer attached to our TV I included shelves that slide out upon which the computer, keyboard and mouse reside. They were made with walnut veneered plywood with solid walnut edges and finished with Watco Danish Oil. Full extension drawer guides were mounted on the bottom of each shelf although it is not a typical mounting of these drawer guides.

A core box router bit was used to make a finger pull on the edge of each shelf.

To make the legs interesting I decided to make a “foot” on the lower 3 inches of the outside faces each leg.


Assembling this monster was a real challenge. Sorry I didnʻt take any photos of this process.

The end panels were assembled and painted and stained.

The legs were shaped and oiled finished.

The legs and panels were then glued together.

The construction of the shelves and dividers were also a challenge. To make finishing easier the shelves and dividers were painted before assembly except those areas that were to be glued together.

The shelves were constructed of 3/4 inch plywood with a 1-1/4 inch wide plywood strip glued to the front and back of each shelf. A 1-1/2 inch wide piece of hardwood was glued to the front and back edges of each shelf.

Shelf deviders were made of 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood with hardwood glued to the front and back edges.

The bottoms of each divider was screwed to the shelf that it sat on.
The top of each divider has 2 dowels that fit into 3/8 inch deep holes on the bottom of the the shelf above it.

Due to limited space after assembly the drawer guides were attached to both the bottom of the sliding shelf and the top of the top shelf.

After all the dividers were attached to each shelf with screws, the 3 shelf assemblies were glued together.

After the glue set the end panel and leg assemblies were glued to the shelf assembly. The end of each shelf had a 1/4 inch tenon that fit into a 1/4 inch deep mortise that was cut into the inside of each panel.

The final step was to attach the top to the assembly with figure 8 table top fasteners at the top of each leg.

The final step was to insert 6 baskets just like the one SWMBO saw in the store.

The approximate dimensions of the table are 50 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 35 inches high. The total weight is approximately 116 pounds.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Comments and questions welcomed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 09-30-2020 09:54 PM

The natural wood/painted wood combo really shows off your stand. It is so functional as well as a fine piece of furniture. Nicely thought out!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 09-30-2020 11:09 PM

That’’s a neat project. I never seen one like that it has a lot of storage and a nice computer station, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 09-30-2020 11:12 PM

Nice work, like the contrast.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 09-30-2020 11:15 PM

Neat job tyvek... good addition of the keyboard etc…

At least you don’t have to go far to put away the dirty sox… you do put them away? Do they automatically get a clean replacement in another basket?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-30-2020 11:57 PM

Beautiful piece, Alex!

Cheers, JIm

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

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#6 posted 10-01-2020 12:46 AM

I love this, really clean and beautifully executed. The paint and walnut is not something I would have thought to do. Awesome combination and very practical design. Nice work!!

-- RKWoods

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#7 posted 10-01-2020 12:55 AM

Job well done, great choice on color. Have to agree would not have thought about painting parts. Nice design.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 10-01-2020 01:39 AM

That is a great project with very excellent results.
Well done buddy. Bob

ps, you just love making things hard for yourself. lol

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 10-01-2020 02:29 AM

Really fine piece. I like the contrast and the design. It has a great look and at the same time is completely functional. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 10-01-2020 03:27 AM

Nice. I like the feet and color combo.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 10-01-2020 04:16 AM

Very COOL Alex!

I presume you got the baskets before you started building it… yes? :)

I like the pullout shelves for easy access to KB, etc.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#12 posted 10-01-2020 05:35 PM

Beautiful and modern design and colours, with touch of tradition!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-01-2020 05:36 PM

Nice, great storage and love the end panels!

-- Jim B

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#14 posted 10-01-2020 07:07 PM

Great design and execution. I like it!

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#15 posted 10-01-2020 09:17 PM

Thanks to everyone for over 370 views and to those who took the time to leave a comment. Yeah for DT3 status.

Yes I did get the baskets first and designed around them.

Except for the firgure 8 table top fasteners I got it built without any screws showing … unless you look under the bottom shelf.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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