|Project by jumbojack||posted 12-12-2014 03:27 PM||1240 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Last year I built a bed frame for some friends. I detailed it here on LJs. They loved it so much, they asked me to build them a TV stand in the same style. As with the bed they like the chunky look of 2x material. We sourced barn wood for the bed but the cost was too high for them so we went with construction grade lumber from the BORG for the bed and this stand.
Since it was so wet and green it sat, stickered in my shop for months.
When enough of the moisture had left and it was a little more stable I cut the mortises and tennons on my trusty shopsmith.
I had a 2×12 in the shop left over from the bed build so I glued up the top using it and two 2×6s after jointing the edges and taking the round over off. I ended up with a 20” panel that I distressed with a plane grinder chain hammer and a propane torch.
The frame got the same treatment after glue up. I glued and tacked some cleats on the rails to accept the 5/8” ply shelves that got the torch treatment
Then the entire thing took an entire quart can of light walnut Watco. I let it cure for several days as the weather here in California has been a bit damp (finally, thank God) and put several rubbings of Johnson paste wax.
The lead photo shows it set up in their downtown flat.
They have sent me several emails extolling its virtues and as all wood workers know, that is the zenith of our being.
Thanks for looking.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith