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This is an old project, built back in 2010 or so.

Built completely from Cherry, and the only power tool was a Shopsmith Mark V, 500 series. It is a frame an panel construction with dados and toung on the corners to create a equal style on the corners next to the glass door.

The panels are solid, using the table saw of the shopsmith to create a curved edge of the raised panel. The back panel was built the same. The top and shelves were glued up to create the panel. The shelves are adjustable with shelf pins. The top was secured to allow for movement.

I milled up trim (cove molding) using the shaper attachment for the Shopsmith. This stand has a set of casters on the bottom which makes it appear to float.

The finish is a water base poly of 4 coats with light sanding in between and a final 0000 wool and buffed. This has held up well over the years, which includes a move from a cold climate to a humid climate.

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome.

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Seen that before somewhere, nicely done Eric. Like the finish and color.
 

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Ron, thank you. Might have been in the background of some other project photos.
 

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nice work bud,you packed a lot in a small unit.
 

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Pottz, thank you. It is about 40" long, 19" deep and 22" high. I designed it around the glass door which was salvaged from the previous TV stand, chip board. I even used the door hardware from the old one.
 

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Very nice Eric. Cherry is one of my favourite timbers to work with.
 

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Nice job. Who said you have to have all the fancy tools.
 

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Nice work on that.
 

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Great stand for doing it with a lot less resources. Nice looking cherry.
 

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Realy outstanding and profesiobal work!
 

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PJonesy, thank you. Yes, the Cherry mills very nicely.

Ed, thank you. If a person knows how to do it. The fancy tools are not needed.

Swirt, thank you. It was actually fun to build.

DaveD, thank you. I like the way it turned out and it has held up well, the boards were all hand picked as I always do for projects.

Ivan, thank you. I always try to make the projects professional, and if there are any mistakes they become design flaws which can be coveted up.
 

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Very nice stand. I love to work with Cherry.
 

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Great looking stand - and always a win to be able to fully customize for all the desired features. Solid construction that has proved itself over time.
 

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Outstanding, Eric. You should send the photos to ShopSmith too.
 

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just goes to show that the shopsmith can be all it was professed to be - especially in the right hands
 

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Real nice stand, Eric Made to fit the components. I see it is darkening nicely.

cheers, Jim
 

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Very professional and looks so nice! I've never worked with cherry but you made me want to!
 

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Nice stand Eric.

Your shop smith is really versatile.
How many years have you had it.
 

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Fine looking piece Eric. love that cherry!

I was going to ask if it had casters, but then read you indeed added some (great idea), Lots of storage options, really like the side shelves!

I remember as a kid seeing the Shop Smith and thinking about how cool it was. Tried to convince Dad to buy one but a bit too overkill for his idea of a power tool.

Aging along most excellently!
 

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Great looking stand Eric. Love the little details.
 

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OldRivers, thank you. I agree that seems to be the best to mill up.

Barb, thank you. Yes, working on my own designs is wonderful, and rewarding. More so when the projects work out.

DaveS, thank you. I never thought about that, it is a versatile tool for sure. But I still like my stand alone tools.

Dick, thank you. It's a great tool no doubt, if one knows how to use them. Also it helps with a great design and careful layout.

Jim, thank you. Yes a place for everything, and the color is aging nicely. In the old house it was in front of a large bay window, here the house is a little dark.

Yrti, thank you. You can't go wrong with Cherry, it mills nicely, just have to watch out for burning from the tooling. And it ages beautifully, more so the older it gets.

James, thank you. Thus one dates back to 1973, my father purchased it used around 76' so it's been in the family for a long time. I have replaced a few parts in the power head, normal wear. And I go through it about once a year.

Splinter, thank you. Cherry is my favorite for furniture, the age just makes it prettier. The shelves have a set of pins in the center then 1 hole up and down for the sides. The front is set up the same but started at the top 3rd. There are a few fellow LJ's that have the Shopsmith.

Duck, thank you. I like making details in my projects when I can, it seems to add so much more.
 
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