Television Cabinet with Tambour Doors

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Project by Gumnut posted 07-05-2012 01:24 PM 1453 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a cabinet that had seen better days for $25, basically I fully stripped it down and used the slats from the sides and this enabled me to reuse them for the centre doors after fitting some canvas to the back.
A new top made from Western Australian Sheoak (Allocasuarina fraseriana), I joined together the planks of Sheoak with dowels and fitted an inlay. The board size is limited to being a small tree, then channels were cut for the centre Tambour doors top and bottom.
I extended the middle section to accommodate the size of an old fashioned CRT TV which later became obsolete due to the new TV is sitting on top now (much bigger).
The feet were from the local hardware store and stained to match the rest of the cabinet.
On the side panels where the original slats were, I made up some Sheoak panels and added a curved section near the front so the view of the sliding Tambour doors was hidden.
The finish is slightly stained so the whole cabinet became a consistent colour and then a few coats of satin varnish.
Wife was very happy!

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#1 posted 07-05-2012 02:07 PM

WOW Peter!!

Definately, the Phoenix has risen from the ashes of the old. What a Great save.

...and a Wink and a Nod from Mother Nature for saving that cabinet and lumber from the landfill.

Very nice Fit and Finish. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-05-2012 02:40 PM

Quite a transformation! The new cabinet looks great!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 03:35 PM

Great job! What a change.

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

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 10:26 PM

Great save for sure! Your end product is beautiful. I must admit to being a bit confused at the TV console though. That style at least here in the states, has been out of fashion for over 40 years… So it kind of looks like a restored antique…

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