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TV Stand #6: Finally gluing up the top

1092 days ago by Angela | 1 comment »

I last left off where my boards for the top where seriously warped. I also was waiting for my new jointer. I received my new Powermatic Jointer and I love it. I wish I knew how to use it better but it will come in time. Jointing ProblemOne question I wondered about it when I tried to flatten a board. I jointed just one side of the board until it was flat. The only problem was to get the board flat the jointer removed so much wood that I wasn’t able to use the board because it became to...

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TV Stand #5: Problems with the top....and the heat

1106 days ago by Angela | 10 comments »

HeatWell I haven’t written an update because it’s been too hot in my garage in So. Ca. I have a detached, 1938, garage without air condition. The heat never bothered me but as I get older it’s been getting to me. ProblemsAnother problem I’m having is with the top of the TV stand. I mentioned before that I purchased 14’ of 6/4 African mahogany rough wood. I cut the wood into 3 pieces. (4’, 4’, and 6’) Because it’s been about 100 degrees in my garage, I decided to take it to my local lumb...

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TV Stand #4: Bottom and Shelf added

1111 days ago by Angela | 2 comments »

I’m ready to add the bottom. As member GregD suggested I’m going to use Kreg pocket holes to secure the bottom and shelf in place. I cut some support boards at a height that would allow me to rest the bottom on them and then screw the bottom in place. I turned the work piece upside down to make it easier to screw it in place. Once the bottom was secured, I cut the support boards down to the height I needed for them to support the shelf. I then installed the shelf...

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TV Stand #3: Moving along...gluing corners, cutting bottom and shelf.

1113 days ago by Angela | 4 comments »

In planning to glue to corners I cut some angle blocks to assist in holding the clamps in place. I also used a special clamp for angles that I highly recommend if you have to glue up unusual corners or large miter corners. I then tried to figure out how to cut the bottom and shelf. I decided to use my circular saw. Before having a table saw, I used a circular saw to cut the wood so I have a good blade for plywood. I also own a forrest blade but I didn’t use it for this, d...

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TV Stand #2: Making the front face frame... Next Step..... Ideas Welcomed

1116 days ago by Angela | 3 comments »

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 thin...

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Contemporary TV Stand #2: Starting to build

1258 days ago by RDR | 2 comments »

I decided to use a basic half lap joint on this project. I’ve never really used it before, so I wasn’t sure what the best way to accomplish it. I don’t have a dado stack, yet, and frankly I don’t trust the accuracy of my junk Skil router and homemade router table. So, I decided to build a sort of tenon jig to help me cut the joint. This took longer than I wanted to due to several errors on my part. But, all things considered, it didn’t turn out too...

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Contemporary TV Stand #1: Inspiration and Planning

1263 days ago by RDR | 0 comments »

It’s time to get rid of our behemoth old entertainment center in favor of a smaller TV stand. In browsing fellow LJ projects I came across Looeyville’s effort here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14926 I really like it. And, I’ve heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I figure straight out copying must be even better. So, I think that’s what I’ll do. But, I’m not sure what kind of joinery I want to use. My first thought was t...

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