TV Stand

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Project by Radu posted 05-21-2011 08:07 PM 2446 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a TV stand I finished a couple of months ago. It’s basically two cabinets with shelves in between. Cabinets and shelves are made out of plywood. The trim for the shelves is poplar. My project manager (read wife) wanted it black. I used oil based paint (Rustoleum semigloss – I really like the quality of this paint) – a couple of coats with a light sanding in between. The last picture shows the plywood texture. I did make a back panel to hide the cables. One day I’ll install it.

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 08:26 PM

Great looking stand very nice floor also, fine job you did.

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 09:12 PM

Very nice color combination. Looks very nice.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 11:16 PM

Radu -

Nice job – I really like the modern design. How did you do the door surfaces?

Thanks for posting your project.



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#4 posted 05-22-2011 03:33 AM

Great work, looks awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 04:02 AM

Thanks for the comments.
Randy: the front of the cabinets are pieces of what is called screen (molding) – pine. I got it at Lowes. I cut pieces of 2”, 3”,4” and 5”. When I picked them up I chose different color tones. Once I cut them I mixed them up. I cut the ends on an angle to match the sides angle. I glued them with Loctite power grab. It took me a while to do it. Then I sprayed with WB poly. If I were do it one more time I would use those little ceramic tiles or glass tiles.

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 07:45 AM

Great job and design Radu ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 04:17 PM

Beautiful job, mind if I steal your design? As for the black paint it looks wondeful but if you had wanted it natural you should have mentioned that black really does show dust and SHE would have to dust it daily.

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#8 posted 05-22-2011 06:14 PM

Thanks again for your comments.
@macatlin1: it’s not exactly my design. My wife saw something similar in a store and wanted to buy. I said, like most of us do “I can build that”. I took pictures and measured the one in the store and then designed mine bigger to fit in the niche I have in the living room. I wanted to stay away from black, but the one in the store was black so I had no choice but to conform with the orders from my project manager. Have fun building it.

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