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Project by LJ posted 2605 days ago 1172 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While we had a cable feed, just having the small TV on the end of the kitchen bar was not a problem. When we switched to FIOS, it came with a box about the size of a VCR. I was not keen on the idea of placing the TV on top of the box for starters. Then came the problem of changing the viewing angle. While in the kitchen proper, the TV needs to be angled one was and while sitting at the kitchen bar, it needs to be swung around about 60 degrees.

Problem solved with a little craftsmanship. A small table, open front to back, to cover the box and to support the TV safely. But the changes in view angle had to be taken into account. Solved by installing lazy susan hardware and cutting a circular stand.

All the wood is leftover oak scraps (is there such a thing as scraps for such a fine wood?) and we just whitewashed it.

Peace,
LJ

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2605 days ago

what a brilliant solution!!
This is wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 2605 days ago

That’s a good idea!

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

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2605 days ago

I used one of those turntables on a CD rack I built. They really work great.

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

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Greg3G

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#4 posted 2605 days ago

Great project. The only thing I would have done differently was to put some of those little rubber bubble feet on it so it would slide on the counter top.

So how do you like FIOS? Is it as good as digital cable?

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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LJ

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#5 posted 2605 days ago

FIOS is a little more out-of-pocket each month but the increase in 1) channel and music selections and 2) picture quality is awesome; big improvement over cable. Plus video on demand… worth the money. If ya into sports, way more channels offered… crime and investigation stories up-da-wazoo,,, ya get the picture, pun intended.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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woodspar

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#6 posted 2605 days ago

Using woodworking to solve everyday problems. I love it.

-- John

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2605 days ago

Nice design. Did you cut the dadoes with a table saw are a router?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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LJ

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#8 posted 2605 days ago

Good technical question! A tablesaw. That’s because the ‘legs’ I jointed and planed, tuning up the first unitl satisfied while doing the second to match. They are non-standard thickness so it was better to cut exact matching dadoes using the saw.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2604 days ago

Good job and excellent wood. Made it look like it was meant to be there all the time. jockmike

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

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