Build a '50s style credenza / TV cabinet

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 551 days ago 4155 reads 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a retro, ‘50s style cabinet for my TV and components. This is my version of a “mid-century modern” credenza.

If you would like to make one (it’s quite easy and inexpensive to build) you can download a full set of plans and/or a SketchUp file here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 551 days ago

yet another great video! Keep em coming!

I seem to remember another TV stand that you built about 2 years ago. This one replaces that one?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 551 days ago

Great video and credenza.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#3 posted 551 days ago

Nice project, I also like the way you used the sap wood. Thanks for the great video.

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#4 posted 551 days ago

Cool! Nice job Steve!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 551 days ago

I LOVE your Chevrolet outfeed table. You exist to inspire the masses with your work. Thanks for inspiring us all. Oh, and that music. Just the right touch. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 551 days ago

Very nice!

COOL design… Reminds me of the Good Ole days! LOL

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 551 days ago

Great looking piece, thanks for the video!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 551 days ago

Stevo always fun to watch these. I like your humor and the fact that you can make fun of your self. I do it al the time in the shop but no one hears me LOL

Oh yea nice out feed table, the back of your truck LOL I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Chris Mobley

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#9 posted 551 days ago

Very Nice! Thank you for sharing!

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#10 posted 551 days ago

A great piece of furniture. I find that the older I get the more I appreciate the simple clean look of the furniture created during that time frame. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#11 posted 551 days ago

You captured the MCM design pretty well! Great video as always.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 551 days ago

Nicely done!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Don Johnson

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#13 posted 551 days ago

So that’s what a Credenza is!

Took me back in time.

If you are putting electronic ‘stuff’ behind those doors which uses infra-red controllers, you might consider replacing them with smoked glass doors, then you don’t have to keep them open in use.

To take the stress away from turning, and possibly even make you an expert in no time, you might try the Easy Wood Turning tools at

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#14 posted 551 days ago

Hey Steve
Il you have a palm router it works great for making circles in wood.
If you don’t I suggest you get one they are great.
Bought mine on Ebay

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#15 posted 551 days ago

Steve, thats a nice peice of furniture.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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