TV stand (well, kind of)

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Project by niki posted 04-25-2007 09:44 PM 1830 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day

I made it in Poland last summer.

Designed by my wife (of course).

Wood – white Oak 1” thick.

Three separate units so we can change the arrangement but mainly, to make it easy on my old back to carry them around.

Each unit is 39½” (1 Meter) long, 22” wide (deep) and 22” high.

Stain and 5 layers of varnish (with the foam brushes).

The carcasses are doweled (on my crazy router table) and I used Polyurethane glue.

All the doors and drawers are “inset” and the edges are rounded to musk the creator’s mistakes.

The hardware is of course “Euro” (doors hinges and drawers rails).

I added 3 pic of closer view of each units so you can see the “Fashlah’s” (Arabic for faults mistakes, goofs etc….) and if you don’t see any, it doesn’t mean that there are no mistakes…it means that I masked them good…

Thank you

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 09:55 PM

Your wife does a great job designing furniture. You on the other hand do an outstanding job in building it. You make a great pair.

White oak lumber is nice wood to build something like this, and it will last a very long time. I like the finish you have on this.

Keep up the great show of your projects. I learn something else each time you post. Unlike a few, you tell how you achieved your “creation” and that helps those that are “creatively impaired”. Thanks a bunch.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 10:39 PM

Very nice set, Niki! Looks like it will last forever, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-26-2007 02:15 AM

wow…beautiful…is one of the “fashlahs” the door on the left of the middle pic?? It looks gorgeous—-but the door edge has a much darker edge…

very nice…and I agree with Jack——thanks for teaching!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 04-26-2007 06:13 AM

Great. Thanks for sharing Niki.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 04-26-2007 08:21 AM

Good night to you and Good morning to me

Thank you for your kind replies

My wife has probably “natural talent” for design and everybody that visits our house is calling here to “see” what changes they can make in their house. Some people just “have it” – I’m not one of them…

The Fashlah on the door is natural but I have also some part in it by choosing a board with sap wood (I did not notice it till now) next time I’ll pay more attention and choose the nice boards for the front or the most visible parts.

To everybody
The doors “Panel raising” wasn’t done with the normal “panel raising bit”, I don’t have the bit nor the router to turn such a big dia bit, that tells you “If there is a will – there is a way”.


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#6 posted 04-26-2007 01:25 PM

Looks like you got carried away on a tv console. Its beautiful. Nice work. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 04-26-2007 01:27 PM

Very nice Niki, with that design you’ll be able to put a 100” TV on it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 04-26-2007 01:55 PM

Niki: You mentioned that the wood was 1” thick. Is that the same for the drawer fronts. What wood did you use for the drawer sides etc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 04-26-2007 03:44 PM

Thank you

To buy a 100” TV will be waste of money, I’m watching TV about 1 hour a day and usually it’s before falling to sleep, not in the leaving room.

Yes, also the drawer fronts are 1” thick. The drawer sides and bottom are made of 1/2” BB plywood and are the simplest drawer construction – just screws and without any finish.


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#10 posted 04-26-2007 03:53 PM

Who wants to watch tv when you can be in the shop? Nice work Niki. My first thought was that it looks like it belongs in a furniture store! Very nice design and execution.

-- John

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#11 posted 08-24-2007 05:28 PM

Niki, I’m just about to do a built in unit in our home theatre and was looking at this piece. I’m going to do some base cabinets and was just perusing this work for ideas. Thanks.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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