TV Stand / Media Cabinet

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Project by BlueRidgeDog posted 12-27-2020 12:39 PM 628 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry Christmas and may 2021 see us all back to “normal”!

Simple panel and frame construction with a shaker style flat panels. The panels are book-matched re-sawn. The wood is cherry from a wild tree fell in Shenandoah about a decade ago and worked up by and independent saw mill operator and air dried. Lots of character (knots, bug damage, complex grain, punky spots).

To make the build simple I used a Domino to join the panels to the legs. The legs have a simple taper.

Glass is used as the shelves to lighten the piece and give it a more open look. A top front stretcher is used, though not required for structure, it is (in my opinion) required to prevent long term sag on the top as the TV is heavy.

The project was supervised by my usual assistant.

Though not a complex piece, I think the lines and weight of it really work. It is unobtrusive, but handsome and its simplicity lets the wood take center stage.

I did a video of the process and you are welcome to see the entire assembly shortened to 15 minutes if you are thinking of a similar project or any panel and frame project that this can be a launching point for.

Local wood is, to me, always the best wood. I do love opening the wallet and hitting the hardwood store, but the items I make from wood milled around me by independent folks are always the best. Yes, you have to deal with getting it dry, but if you can come up with a long term approach to your projects and get a place to store it out of the weather you can get amazing wood for a buck or less a sqft. Since I have a kitchen project in my future I picked up a load of hickory (full truck $80) a hear ago. In another twelve months it will be ready to use.

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#1 posted 12-27-2020 08:23 PM

Very unique. I like it. I especially like the book-matched panels. I’m doing a lot of book-matching projects right now and it’s kind of exciting to see what comes out after the re-saw. Nice work here. Good video. Thanks for posting

-- Tim in Tucson

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#2 posted 12-28-2020 02:48 PM

i like it! – you’re right it’s tasteful in in it’s simplicity

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 12-31-2020 04:23 PM

Very cool! I like the ‘floating’ equipment effect! It will force neat cable management.

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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