Sapele TV/AV cabinet

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 09-07-2011 03:15 AM 7288 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A sapele A/V cabinet I built for a flat screen TV. Space underneath for video games, bluray player, DVDs and Bluray discs, etc.

Ribbon (quarter-sawn) sapele with frame and panel sides and dividers. Veneered pomele sapele for the back.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 04:41 AM

Dude, this is wonderful and that is not easy wood to work with. You can’t cover that top with a TV!!! Hang it on the wall! :-)

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 05:06 AM

What a jaw-dropping piece of furniture. Outstanding work Alan. I’ll definitely be hitting you up on tips to perfecting the finish. WOW!!!

-- Ted

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:31 AM

Very nice piece. It looks like it belongs in an Ethan Allen Showroom. Nice work!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 10:34 AM

Nice work, Love the grain on the top!

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 11:48 AM

Lots of coats of Waterlox Original, after dying with red mahogany and dark vintage walnut Transtint dyes in an NGR mix. Plus assorted sanding with up to 600 grit between coats. Filling the grain turned out to be an issue with the sapele. I’ll try a different approach with my next piece. I really liked working with the sapele. I plan on doing my next piece with it too, assuming I can get decent boards.

As nice as the grain is on the top, the ribbon on the inside is magnificent. And it’s a single board.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 01:57 PM

What a beautiful cabinet! Thank you for sharing with us.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 02:02 PM

Thank You for your Service…Old Vietnam Vet Said..


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#8 posted 09-07-2011 02:30 PM

Beautiful design and wood choice.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 07:45 AM

Excellent TV stand my friend! I will soon be making a much smaller TV stand myself…hope it turns out half as nice as yours.

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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