Mission TV Console

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 04-07-2011 09:29 AM 4909 views 21 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my rendition of a mission style TV console. It features three spindles, which divide the top shelf into two sections for electronic components. Corbels are let into grooves in the solid legs. Through mortise and tenons and dovetail drawers complete the look.
Hardware is from Chown hardware in Portland, OR. Distressed black finish.
The lumber is quarter sawn red oak. Pegs are Walnut. The legs are solid stock, yet laminated for quarter sawn grain on all 4 sides. My prefered method for laminating legs is to glue a 1/8” thick strip to two faces. Once finish planed, the joint line blends seamlessly with the straight-grained stock.
Finish is Rodda #19, topped with two coats of Miller (Valspar) Pre-Cat lacquer.

Construction note: pre-drilling holes for the tabletop fasteners helped when installing the top. Once the carcase is assembled, you will only have room for a stubby manual screwdriver.

Cheers and best of luck with your projects!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 11:11 AM

Very impressive, a real heirloom piece. Thanks also for the well written and detailed description. Both rate 5 stars.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 02:23 PM

Beautiful piece! You really went the extra mile on the little details.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 02:45 PM

Great looking project. Your design? Nice attention to detail.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 02:59 PM

Outstanding job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 06:41 PM

Yes I designed it to fit in a 45” wide alcove in our living room. I used Google sketchup to draw the plan.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 01:31 AM

Man what a great looking table all the way around! You hit it out of the park on this one…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 01:38 AM

WOW, that is looking good, fine craftsmanship is evident, and design features are just great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 03:58 AM

Superb job, Nice attention to detail, Nice choice of Hardware and a great Finish. Nice job on the the dovetail Drawers. Mission Furniture is a joy to build and you did a great job

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 09:27 PM

I think I looked at yours while trying to figure out how to build mine!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#11 posted 05-16-2015 01:47 PM

Fantastic work!

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