LumberJocks

TV cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tim Dahn posted 02-02-2021 08:54 PM 1350 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An empty corner in our living room needed a stand for the TV.

I made this out of wormy American chestnut, reclaimed from a cabin in the George Washington national forest. Most of the wood had the hardest thick white paint you can imagine, all planed by hand and plenty of sharpening sessions.

I did not have enough chestnut for the top so it is made from white oak. The drawer and door pulls are walnut.

As this will be our TV stand I added a small shelf to the back to hold the internet boxes, that way they are out of sight and not heating up inside the cabinet.

It seems a shame to shove it back in a corner keeping most of it out of view!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.





16 comments so far

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

9990 posts in 2033 days


#1 posted 02-02-2021 09:18 PM

Tim, that’s a home run any day. Love the wood, and how you’ve oriented the grain. Super job.

It is a shame to have it in a corner. Hopefully everyone who visits will want to watch TV. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

3111 posts in 3026 days


#2 posted 02-02-2021 09:33 PM

Mighty fine! I love the Chestnut looks great and hard to find, Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View controlfreak's profile

controlfreak

3745 posts in 1061 days


#3 posted 02-02-2021 09:42 PM

Looks great. I have to ask if you found any nails hidden in there? I have been thinking that if I get into any reclaimed I may invest in a metal detector wand.

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

5585 posts in 3448 days


#4 posted 02-02-2021 09:43 PM

I really like that…great job.

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

4861 posts in 4986 days


#5 posted 02-02-2021 10:09 PM

Fantastic piece. That will only get better over the years. super….....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View BurlyBob's profile (online now)

BurlyBob

10493 posts in 3725 days


#6 posted 02-02-2021 10:41 PM

Tim, That’s absolutely fantastic. That’s wood is truly amazing. The design is so very fitting.

View MadeinMT's profile

MadeinMT

299 posts in 3619 days


#7 posted 02-03-2021 12:12 AM

Beautiful! First thought was it was pine but that wouldn’t stain nearly as well. Lovely wood.

-- Ron, Montana

View swirt's profile

swirt

7683 posts in 4431 days


#8 posted 02-03-2021 12:29 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

View Bobsboxes's profile

Bobsboxes

1674 posts in 4123 days


#9 posted 02-03-2021 01:37 AM

Great use of some really cool wood. Nice piece.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View BushN's profile

BushN

17 posts in 1096 days


#10 posted 02-03-2021 02:39 AM

Beautiful design and craftsmanship.

View Peteybadboy's profile

Peteybadboy

4844 posts in 3409 days


#11 posted 02-03-2021 10:11 AM

Don’t much Chestnut anymore. Nice job on your build

-- Petey

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1628 posts in 5024 days


#12 posted 02-03-2021 10:21 AM



Looks great. I have to ask if you found any nails hidden in there? I have been thinking that if I get into any reclaimed I may invest in a metal detector wand.

- controlfreak

Yes there were nails and pieces, they were fairly easy to spot due to staining.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

7004 posts in 3081 days


#13 posted 02-03-2021 12:31 PM

So, So nice – wormy chestnut cannot be duplicated as it has it’s very own character

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View BigMig's profile

BigMig

676 posts in 4072 days


#14 posted 02-03-2021 06:50 PM

Tim, that is a SERIOUSLY cool piece. Congrats on the material and kudos on the skill.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

View mafe's profile

mafe

13872 posts in 4548 days


#15 posted 04-09-2021 09:19 PM

I love that wormy wood, how did you make sure it was dead…
Lovely cabinet and work on it, so many fine details of good craftmanship.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com