TV Table for AZ House

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Project by gdaveg posted 04-17-2022 02:44 AM 753 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a TV table for our home in Arizona. Table is 52” x 18” x 19” high. I wanted to harmonize with the “Purse Table” which is in the same room, so walnut and cherry were picked and the aprons on both tables have an arched bottom edge. You can see the Purse Table on my projects page.

The top has a walnut frame rabbeted out for a maple plywood insert panel. I wanted cherry ply but had to wait for a week or two, so maple it was.

Learned a lesson on router bits, use a 1/2” shaft if possible. I used a 1/4” shank straight bit with 1 inch cutting length to try to inlay the maple strip in the walnut frame. I had deflection in the bit and the cut was not clean. To save the lumber I used a 3/8” bit with a half inch shank, went very smooth.

Table was finished with spray lacquer, semi-gloss sheen.

The table base was slightly out of square which added several hours making the bottom shelf fit the geometry. I tried to do the glue up by myself in my garage. It was very square on the dry fit up, but I had help. Lesson No 2 learned, always have help on large glue ups.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 04-17-2022 02:49 AM

Dave, that looks really good, I like the inlay on the top with the Walnut. The base looks great to with aprons. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#2 posted 04-17-2022 03:02 AM

beautiful,love the design and inlay work.good choice of woods too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 04-17-2022 03:06 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I had fun building it, first time I made MDF templates and used a pattern bit. Made the arches very easy to do.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#4 posted 04-17-2022 11:01 AM

Very Nice , looks great and I really like the inlays.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 04-17-2022 01:42 PM

Awesome piece. Love the design.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 04-17-2022 02:05 PM

Nice looking design!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-18-2022 01:34 AM

Great looking table. I like the curved stretchers.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 04-18-2022 12:36 PM

That is a good looking table, Dave!!!!!!!!!!!...........Cheers, Jim

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

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