Mission style Tv console

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Project by surfdude posted 02-26-2008 07:48 PM 4766 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a TV console to house the components – center speaker for surround system. ( note Mission speakers ha ha ..I just noted that)
Made with quarter sawn white oak, (a few pieces of red oak in less conspicuous areas) and a piece of plywood or four for the adjustable shelves. Measures 67 long x 29H x 18W.
Finished with shellac, light oak aniline dye and multi coats of satin poly. First time using a dye and I am a believer especially when used in closed in area.
Had the leaded glass door inserts made to measure. I wanted glass so as to allow for infra red remotes also added some colored glass for effect. Trying to mimic Mission period.
All hardware from Lee Valley. I’m lucky as I have Lee Valley store in Ottawa.
Just love quarter sawn oak.!

-- surfdude

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 08:33 PM

Very nice. I like the color and what’s not love about QSWO. The hardware adds a nice detail to the piece as well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-26-2008 08:47 PM

You did a wonderful job on this. I showed it to my wife, and she said, “Ours is going to look like this, right?”. I could only say “Uh…no!”. Terrific project, thanks for sharing.

-- Robb

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 08:48 PM

Sweet, Dude.
Good job. The hardware and colored glass are a nice touch. Looks like it shows well.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 08:52 PM

Great looking peice of work, wow

Thank you for posting the pics.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 09:37 PM

very nice…..

Do you like your TV up that high?

I am thinking about doing something similar and just wondered

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 09:47 PM

Great piece! The glass doors really make this extra-special.

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 10:56 PM

That’s a nice looking piece of furniture, good job

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 12:14 AM

Really a beauty piece, Surfdude. The glass accents the white oak very well. I wonder what the Stickleys and the Greenes would have thought if they knew that their styles would one day (over 100 years later) house such high tech stuff. It is timeless.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 01:19 AM

Excellent set up. And you are very lucky to have a Lee Valley store, wish they would give up and put one here [smile]. Guess the other guys couldn’t take it though. Nice piece, love those doors. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-27-2008 03:21 AM

Very well done Dude!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 02-27-2008 04:56 AM

Great job on the cabinet Dude. I must learn how to do the stained glass work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 02-27-2008 05:05 AM

I’m planning on building an entertainment center. Got some ideas from your pictures.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 02-27-2008 05:08 AM

Very sweet, I wish I’d seen your design before I built mine. There are some very nice details I wished I’d incorporated.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#14 posted 02-27-2008 11:48 AM

Outstanding piece – nice attention to detail – looks great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 02-29-2008 02:51 AM

This is a beautiful piece. I’m sure you will get years of enjoyment. My wife and I both think that the glass doors are awesome.

-- Andy

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