New Hickory TV Table

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Project by gdaveg posted 08-05-2021 10:43 PM 570 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The planning for a new TV table to replace the existing particle board with silver spray paint started about 2 years ago. Drawings were worked on but not completed. DW and I knew we wanted to use hickory as our remodel and addition in 2001 has hickory cabinets and flooring.

About 15 years ago I had a hickory entertainment center built for my widescreen TV, but the table to sit the TV on would add $400 to $500 more and we decided we would buy a cheaper alternative and wait until a future time.

The Thumbnail photo shows the original entertainment center with our new table. My contribution is only the table that the TV sits on.

The table is constructed utilizing hickory plywood, solid hickory for legs and aprons. Joinery is mortise and tenon for legs to aprons. The top and lower levels are fastened with Z-style table top clips.

It currently has 3 coats on visible surfaces and 2 on bottom faces.

The plan is to do one additional coat on all surfaces after the annual family trip to central Oregon which starts in a couple of days.

It was fitted up and glued on the granite counter top in the kitchen. Only truly flat surface in our house.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 08-06-2021 02:09 AM

Nice work. Strong yet understated. A definite upgrade.

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#2 posted 08-06-2021 05:03 AM

Very nice way to finish off your entertainment system.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 08-06-2021 06:16 AM

Nice. Was the Hickory difficult to work with? I have found the older it has sat, the harder it gets.

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#4 posted 08-06-2021 01:34 PM

Great table!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,, Jim

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

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#5 posted 08-06-2021 03:16 PM

Thanks for your nice comments.

I like the design better than the original plan, which was proportioned like the first table but utilizing hickory.

Hickory is not unusually difficult to work with but does burn easily. Its hardness has a benefit of resisting denting and scratching from handling during construction. Had one router tear out on the nosing from the router even taking small cuts. Fixed the tear out with wood filler.

Have enough hickory ply and solid lumber to build a two level wall-hung shelf to display some of eldest g-daughter’s Breyer Horses.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#6 posted 08-06-2021 10:05 PM

Oh Yeah. The hickory table looks so very much better that crappy old grey thingy. Very nicely done there.

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