Arts and Crafts TV Stand

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Project by Greg posted 10-29-2013 02:50 AM 3173 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a cherry TV stand (console). It is made to fit in a corner. The legs are tapered (wide at bottom and narrow on top). I used a combination of tenon and mortice and pocket hole joinery techniques. The top is 7/4 (actual) thick. I couldn’t quite get rid of the knot in the back corner. Finished with poly.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#1 posted 10-29-2013 10:37 AM

Very nice cabinet Greg, you did a beautiful job….would like to have seen a few more pics of the actual build or joinery….well done.

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

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 02:55 PM

funny you mentioned the knot…one knot is my favortie thing about any piece..i love the charactor it gives…showes you it isnt laminate from a box store..very nice clean lines..

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 02:57 PM

Good looking cabinet !......Looks well built and porportioned !...Can you tell me the source of the hardware ?.....

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 04:29 PM

Very nice! I like the design & the fact that tou tapered the top of the legs rather than the bottom. That gives this piece a very nice look.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#5 posted 10-29-2013 06:19 PM

I didn’t realize the top was quite that thick until you mentioned it. I guess the chamfer fools the eye.
I have to say you selected some beautiful cherry for this project. The end result is quite impressive.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 10-29-2013 06:35 PM

Very nice. Looks extremely solid… mistaking it for some pressboard crap-o-la.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 10-29-2013 08:54 PM

Very nice lines. I like the leg taper. Hard to tell from the pic, but is the leg taper straight or is it a graduated taper? It flows well with the bottom apron.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 09:02 PM

Attractive build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 10-29-2013 10:52 PM

Very, very nice indeed!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 02:17 AM

Thank you all for the compliments. The legs are a slight straight tapper (2-3/4” at the bottom and 1-3/4” at the top). I purchased the pulls a few years ago. I like to wheel and deal a bit. They had them on clearance at Lowes for a couple bucks each. I made them an offer for all of them and they took it. Ended up spending $40 for about 160 pulls and handles. I bought the hinges local from They are the slow closing type that have a cylinder integral to the hinge. I installed the door by mounting only the rail first (see picture). This method allowed me to make adjustments to the gap without having to open and close the door. I then detached the hinge, glued the remainder of the door, and then re-attached the hinge. This is the first set of inset doors that I have installed with a Euro hinge. It seemed to work well.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 03:17 AM

Thanks Greg for the reply. I’ll have to check Lowes for those pulls. I might luck out. It’s a beautiful project, thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 10-31-2013 03:30 AM

Really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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