If anyone has a suggestion or idea, please feel free to add a comment. As I said I’m sort of making it up as I go along.
If took me a while to decide on how to secure the face frame. As I mentioned before I received this idea from re-assembling my parents TV stand. Once thing I was surprise to notice when I disassembled theirs, was how little glue was used. I believe their TV cabinet was from Ethan Allen.
I contemplated using a tenon joint, and then I settled on dowels. After thinking some more I ended up using pocket holes so I wouldn’t have to use glue and it would allow for wood movement.
Since the rails of the frame are cut at an angle I was worried that the screws recommended, 1-1/4”, would be too long so I first tried the pocket hole in some scrap wood.
I cut, marked and laid out the pieces.
I cut the pocket holes and assembled the pieces.
The project isn’t glued together yet. I stopped at this point to think what my next step should be. The bottom board will be about 3” off the ground and there will be a shelf where the middle part of the face frame is. So I’m looking at ways to secure and support these pieces. My parents had support blocks that were stapled and screwed into place. I’m thinking of doing something similar.
I tried to draw what I plan on doing. I though instead of just a support block that are stapled to the side for the bottom I’d use 3” pieces so they would go to the floor. I’d use support blocks for the shelf and support blocks, for the corners to secure the top piece with screws. The top is going to be about 7/8” thick and really wood that I glued together.
Nothing too heavy is going to be stored inside the stand. My Xbox will go on the top shelf then I have a surround sound system and a DVD VCR combo that will go on the lower part. The TV is 50”.
The widest part of the stand is 46” so I’m not sure if I need a support board for the board. I added it in my drawing. Although the drawing isn’t great, it just showing one side to give an idea of where I’m going next.
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