tv stand style/genre - breadboard top plus raised panel doors

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Forum topic by ROB_IN_MN posted 08-16-2017 04:12 AM 723 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2017 04:12 AM


I’m designing a tv stand for a relative. the dimensions will be 50 wide by 25 tall by 15 deep.

I’m trying to decide on whether to do a top with breadboard ends or not. he likes the look of raised panel doors, so I’m definitely doing that. I’ve always associated breadboards end with arts and crafts pieces, and I’ve never associated raised panel doors with that style. so, am I going to have an odd-looking mishmash of styles if I combine the two?

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at breadboard ends, but am thinking this might not be the right project for it.


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#1 posted 08-17-2017 01:14 AM


While the breadboard top is featured in Arts & Crafts furniture designs, I do not believe the breadboard top by itself defines a design as Arts & Crafts. Here are some images of furniture featuring breadboard tops, many of which I would not classify as Arts & Crafts furniture.

However, before finalizing the design, it may be worthwhile to present a sketch of the overall design to your relative for approval. While the breadboard top could fit very nicely into the overall design, if your relative dislikes this style of top, modifying the design and saving a breadboard top for another project would make sense.

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 02:07 AM

thanks for the advice.

I am doing a sketchup model for him to review, so no worries there.

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 03:44 PM


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