Old World TV Lift Cabinet

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Project by Les Hastings posted 10-23-2014 07:02 PM 2899 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its made out of white oak and heavily distressed. Finish is a combination of dye stains and glazes. Pretty happy with this one, whish I would of made two and kept one for my self.

Thanks for having a look!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 07:10 PM

where did you get your hardware?

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 07:55 PM


You made this one look really old, too! You’ll confuse Antiques Roadshow!


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#3 posted 10-23-2014 08:57 PM

Pretty cool.

Is the lift electric? And does it work with a remote?
Looks like the TV only uses about 1/4 of the depth … did you make the front portion of the cabinet for storage? (Cant tell from the pix if the doors / drawers open or not.)

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 09:05 PM

That’s really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 09:14 PM

Now that is a project that is likely to have in out in the shop before to long. Excellent work!

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#6 posted 10-24-2014 02:12 AM

Beautiful job in creating an antique look, and you nailed it on the “old world” effect. Great build.

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#7 posted 10-24-2014 06:50 AM

When I see something this well done, I start thinking that I have chosen the wrong hobby. What a great piece of furniture! The very appropriate finish and hardware really make it sing. You should get a prize for this piece!

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#8 posted 10-24-2014 07:19 AM

Great work!

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#9 posted 10-24-2014 11:01 AM

I like it!

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#10 posted 10-24-2014 02:09 PM

nice job

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#11 posted 10-24-2014 02:10 PM

That is by far one of the best distressed finishes I have ever seen. Most small time guys can’t really do it very well, but you nailed it. Great job!

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#12 posted 10-24-2014 10:51 PM

I like this a lot. Great work.

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#13 posted 10-25-2014 12:09 AM

Excellent Job! Who would expect a flat screen tv to rise out of that piece?

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#14 posted 10-25-2014 11:46 AM

Joe, the lift is electric with a remote. All the doors and the drawers do operate. They are small compartments but do offer some storage.

Thanks everyone for your comments!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#15 posted 12-18-2015 04:43 AM

I enjoy the details of old nails and hinges. Very nice.

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