TV Stand

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Project by KnickKnack posted 10-26-2008 01:23 PM 2977 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by hairy’s TV Stand (, I’ve finally finished ours.
It’s ash, finished with linseed oil, about 1.75m (5 feet) by 30cm (1 foot)
As ever, I learned lots…
  • Get the lumber man to clean the boards before you take them home (I have no jointer or planer/thicknesser)
  • It’s hard to de-cup boards, but important
  • It’s hard to joint boards this long with just a router and a 1 metre straight edge
  • 15 minute glue is too fast (but I can’t find anything else)
  • Carefully taken pictures can hide a multitude of not-so-very-well-fitting joints
  • It’s easier to buy a smaller TV and sit closer than it is to make a TV stand
  • Wasps seem to like the smell of ash being sanded
  • My critical faculties must be on holiday since I’m actually fairly pleased with it – it’s solid, looks ok, and matches the rest of the furniture I made for the lounge

The lines you can just about see in picture 2, perpendicular to the grain, are a mystery to me – another ash piece I did has them too – I thought it was the belt sander doing it, but it seems not – only one of the jointed boards have them, and, no matter how much I sand (up to a point, I guess), they don’t go away – any ideas/explanations/solutions appreciated.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 10-26-2008 03:48 PM

NIce looking piece!! Keeping the back open make it look lighter and allows access for cabling, too!!

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#2 posted 10-26-2008 05:04 PM

great project…nice sense of humoUr…that is the way to learn…

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#3 posted 11-06-2008 09:50 PM

now that’s a great piece ! I knew that my design was too complicated .

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