TV Stand & Cabinet

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Project by groovy_man_6 posted 09-29-2011 05:57 AM 2576 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a TV stand & cabinet that I built as a Christmas/Birthday present for my dad, to house his 73” TV (excessive? yes.) A few considerations: 1) I made it from Pine to keep it as light as possible so it was easier to move 2) I used plywood intentionally for its strength and lack of expansion/contraction 3) Most of the cabinet was made from salvaged pine of many types from many sources 4) The side panels and front wainscot panels are floating in 1/4” rabbets 5) All hardwood dowel joinery 6) The dark brown finish was accomplished through part dye (transtint) and part stain followed by 2 coats of polyurethane and did a nice job of making the disparate types of wood look more uniform and matching 7) The top cabinets have no front or back to allow remote control of a DVR, Amp, etc… 8) Brass knobs, hinges, and screws.

This should put his TV right at eye level and house all of his electronics for years to come. Hope you like it dad!

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 06:40 AM

Dont blame you for you choice of wood. Made of solid hardwood, that thing would require an elephant to move it. Nice work. Your dad should be proud of such a gift. You’re a good son!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 02:34 PM

Very nice work with inexpensive materials!

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

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 02:47 PM

Great job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 03:33 AM

Very nice! Your dad will treasure this. I really like the finish and the way you added a LOT of class to plywood and reclaimed pine. My kind of project.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 03:47 AM

Great Lookin TV stand

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 09-17-2014 11:59 PM

How could your Dad not like that stand!!? Great job and the shaker style doors really set it off!

-- Steve, So.Cal.

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