Flat screen TV stand made mostly from scrap

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Project by Shopsmithtom posted 03-02-2015 02:21 PM 736 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I haven’t been here for a loooong time, but figure it’s time get back. This project was the last one (Christmas present for son in Green Bay) made in my shop in Wisconsin before selling our home, packing up everything, and moving to Jacksonville FL to be near to family & to get out to the ridiculous Wisconsin winters that seem to get longer every year.

My shop is all in a storage unit as we speak & as we search for a house. No basements here, so I face the challenge of getting a place with shop space within my budget. Don’t really want to use up a garage, but might have to do that.

OK. Now to the project. (sorry there are no more & better pics, we were actually in the midst of packing up the household.) The only new wood was the top which is solid maple. The rest is from maple face plywood I got from an area teardrop trailer builder. The 3/4” panels were from door cutouts, and the 1/4” door panel inserts were leftover from other trailer parts. (all free, so this is a cheap project)

Since I needed to transport it in a car from Wausau to Green Bay, it needed to be modular. As a result, I had to forgo my usual love of traditional joinery & build 2 “boxes” using a Craig pocket hole jig. First time for this. Definitely useful, especially when time is more important than build type. I made a base to set them in, and connected them to the top. The shelf just sets in between. Doors are frame/panel maple with maple ply insert.

The TV looks good on it & they can store TV junk below. Now all I have to do is find a house & set up my shop to make more stuff.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 10:59 PM

Looks very good for a cheap project,and welcome back!

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 02:40 PM

Wow..lots going on…i know how this can impact the wood working!

Nice project…great to see you back and good luck with the transition.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 01:32 AM

Hey ShopsmithTom – sorry to hear you moved away from central Wisconsin. Don’t blame you though!

Can I ask which trailer place you got the free plywood pieces from?

Hope you enjoy your new location in the future.

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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