Mission Style TV Cabinet

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Project by TheDane posted 06-28-2008 09:05 PM 5252 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our new TV needed a place to sit, so I designed a mission-style cabinet (I imagine the upcoming switch to digital is going to result in a lot of new cabinets and entertainment centers being built).

The dimensions (21.5” H x 48” L x 18” D) were calculated so it would match other mission-style furniture in the living room.

Like the Morris Chair, end tables, and coffee table, it has a red oak frame and top. The case itself is 3/4” plywood (rabbeted at adjoining edges, dadoes in the center compartment) with plenty of screws and glue.

The left-hand compartment is shallow (only 9” deep) to accommodate a UPS/Surge Suppressor/Power Strip and cable access (the rear of the cabinet is open behind this compartment).

This was my first go at both raised panel and glass doors. I made a set of ‘practice’ doors out of construction grade lumber, which helped me learn a bit about the techniques involved, and make sure I had good setup blocks for my router. Now, I’m trying to figure out what to do with the ‘practice’ doors … they look too nice to go into the wood stove!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 06-29-2008 01:56 AM

Very nice, did you bild the rest/any of the other pieces in the pictures ?

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#2 posted 06-29-2008 02:04 AM

Yup … everything but the audio component cabinet in the corner. I built a total of eight matching pieces in the living room.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 06-29-2008 02:42 AM

Wow Dane. Youve done yourself proud building all of this nice matching furnature. As much furnature as you build for yourself you might want to save those spare doors as a reference for a future project. Those doors look nice and you moght want to use them on something elce.

-- bryano

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#4 posted 06-29-2008 03:10 AM

Great looking enternainment center and other furniture. You did an excellent job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-29-2008 01:31 PM

Very nice job on the cabinet. You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 06-29-2008 02:00 PM

Nice job.

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#7 posted 06-29-2008 03:01 PM

Wow, you’ve been busy!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 06-29-2008 03:17 PM

Good job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 07-03-2008 01:48 AM

The stand is really nice, your furniture is awesome.

-- Andy

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#10 posted 08-08-2008 08:56 PM

Nice Work, great Idea. Nice to see real furniture in a home. I have vowed never to buy it again.

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