Corner TV cabinet

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Project by Oldtool posted 04-03-2013 05:28 PM 2571 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cabinet for my wife a few years ago, when she decided to buy a newer style wide screen digital TV. At first, just the cabinet was made, then half of the component holder on top was made when we had to set the cable box somewhere, then this was expanded when she purchased a Blu-Ray – DVD player. Therefore, not all the wood is the same.

The cabinet is eastern white pine, the top is reclaimed wormy chestnut. You can see the original nail holes with rusted discoloring in the chestnut. The component sections are cutoffs from other projects, some hard maple, some soft maple, some curly maple, some ???. I was out of the pine, and I wasn’t about to make the components sections with my remaining chestnut, it cost me 5 times the price of all the pine I needed for this build.

All trim cut with old molding planes, raised panel doors by hand, mortise & tenon joints along with dovetails where appropriate. Finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, three or four coats with light steel wool in between.

After all this work, as you can see, the only channel this TV gets is QVC.
Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 08:40 PM

nice looking

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 10:37 PM

The galoot level on that one id high. Nice work.
I am needing to do the same for my TV in the living room. I hope mine come out as well as yours.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 01:03 AM

hard pressed to tell that was not the original design from the start.. looks good.. thanks for sharing. Very well proportioned.. it all works together well.. . Papa

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 03:52 AM

That’s a nice piece. Great solution for a corner.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 06:54 PM

That turned out really beautiful. The nail holes added a nice character to it. Great use of the corner space and leftovers. Great job!

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