Contemporary TV Stand

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Project by Looeyville posted 03-10-2009 04:41 AM 6339 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt to design and build a major piece of furniture for myself. I had to build this in my parents garage with very minimal shop tools that i think only include a circular saw, some clamps and a hand sander. I wanted something with with clean lines, easy to construct, and a modern or contemporary appearance. Overall very pleased with how it came out. Now if only I could find myself in a proper wood shop.

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 04:54 AM

I think that you achieved your goal. Great lines and modern look. Nice build. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 03-10-2009 06:51 AM

very cool – and with just a circ saw ? nice job mate!
It looks like the whole thing “hangs” from those pipe legs – is that right? did you just use threaded plate adapters for that? if the whole thing rests on pipe ends are there “feet” to protect the floor (lloks like maybe black plastic end caps or something – maybe)? Is that pine?

Nice piece thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 03-10-2009 12:25 PM

very fine design
I love contemporary and not a lot of people do it as well as this.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 03-10-2009 12:39 PM

I like it. If you’re able to do that kind of work with simple tools and no “shop”, I can’t wait to see what you come up with when you get a great work space and some equipment. What type of joinery did you use?

Serenity now!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#5 posted 03-10-2009 03:01 PM

Nice design and construction, especially considering the limited toos you had to work with.

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

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#6 posted 03-10-2009 07:46 PM

I am suitably impressed by your apparent ability to overcome and adapt to the tools at hand. Well done and thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 03-24-2009 04:37 AM

Thank you for all of the positive feedback.

MrMark, you are correct. The stand does ‘hang’ from the 4 pipe legs and I did use the threaded plate adapters screwed to the underside of the top to do so. The black ‘caps’ you are seeing is just the threads on the other end of the pipe. I wasn’t too worried about it on carpet but I am moving to hardwood floors so I will have to figure something out. I believe it is pine. Been a while since I made it so I’m not positive.

Cory, no special joinery here. Just glue and as many clamps as I could find. I glued up the 5 ‘frames’ first and then inserted and clamped the top pieces in one at a time.

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 04:29 AM

Very nice. I think I’ll copy it :)

-- The Dude abides...

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