Build a '50s style credenza / TV cabinet

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-15-2013 05:33 PM 5278 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 02-15-2013 05:49 PM

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?

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 05:52 PM

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 02-15-2013 05:55 PM

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

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 06:10 PM

Cool! Nice job Steve!

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 06:12 PM

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. :)

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 06:20 PM

Very nice!

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

Thank you.

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 06:26 PM

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 02-15-2013 06:27 PM

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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#9 posted 02-15-2013 06:33 PM

Very Nice! Thank you for sharing!

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 07:08 PM

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 02-15-2013 07:12 PM

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 02-15-2013 07:45 PM

Nicely done!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#13 posted 02-15-2013 07:48 PM

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.

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#14 posted 02-15-2013 11:14 PM

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

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#15 posted 02-16-2013 01:02 AM

Steve, thats a nice peice of furniture.

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