TV stand with storage

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Project by Jerry posted 08-25-2013 04:08 PM 3507 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my largest project to date. It took longer than I thought, but I still consider myself a beginner. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get past that. LOL The carcass (including the back) is 3/4” oak plywood, the drawer boxes are 1/2” Baltic birch, the top, face frame, drawer/door rails, stiles and panels are all solid oak. No stain was used just 7 coats of gloss polyurethane with lots of sanding. It was for a friend and he is a novice woodworker (even more than myself). He put in many hours with me to ‘learn the trade’. The blind leading the blind I told him. In the end his wife loved it, and we all know when Mama is happy….....

Thanks for looking,

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 06:46 PM

Nice TV stand.

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Jerry Spencer

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 07:42 PM

Great looking tv stand. I really like the natual oak too, great job.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 08:18 PM

Excellent work, very nice!

I had one on the list for so long that my wife finally got one at Costco. I don’t feel too bad, it’s at least solid wood and veneers on plywood. But still…

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 10:58 PM

Yep that list….LOL Then you have to live with what she bought…until?

project is pretty sweet for two blind guys! LOL!

Tips from my mentor about custom building….If you venture into raised solid wood panels make sure your panels stay proud of the door. Says custom made.
The other thing to consider is over the top handles and hardware to set it off.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 12:01 AM

Nice build. I like it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 01:01 AM

Beautiful looking cabinet…well made and nice straight simple lines…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 08-26-2013 03:25 AM

A really nice piece. I like it. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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David Dean

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#8 posted 08-26-2013 06:45 AM

nice job you put some work into that.

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#9 posted 08-26-2013 01:59 PM

Nice job!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#10 posted 08-26-2013 10:24 PM

Glad to see you doing so many projects again. I gotta get after it too.
Nice cabinet.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 08-28-2013 08:51 PM

It looks good, simple design but very well crafted. A project to be proud of. Great work!

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#12 posted 09-17-2014 11:07 PM

Your stand turned out great! I like the tone of the natural oak. Good job!

-- Steve, So.Cal.

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#13 posted 03-07-2015 03:45 PM

Very Nice! A TV stand is on my list of things to make. Did you have plans?

-- Spoondawg

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#14 posted 03-14-2015 01:45 PM

No Spoondawg, just basic measurement so it fit the room and a sketch of the sizes of openings for cable box, stereo & DVD’s. That was part of the reason is took so long, we made a rough draft and then created panel by panel til we had the dry fit day.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#15 posted 03-14-2015 01:46 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments!!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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