|Project by Zac||posted 07-03-2009 01:57 AM||1610 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a project I made for my parents. When they replaced their TV with a newer flat panel – the old enclosed TV cabinet didn’t work any longer.
I like Shaker style furniture so I tried to mimick it somewhat – I haven’t built many pieces in Shaker style, but I am pleased with how this came out.
The shelves and sides are maple plywood, the face frame, panels, doors, and top are Cherry. I stained the whole thing with General Finishes Georgian Cherry gel stain – awesome stuff. If you’ve not used their products before, I strongly encourage you to. Gel stains are great to work with.
I used bullseye shellac over the maple ply prior to staining – I contribute the close match of the Cherry and plywood to this step.
It’s a shame the TV covers the top – the grain came out looking really nice.
Hardware is from Lee Valley.
These were my first raised panel doors – I enjoyed making them – I consider them a major success and accomplishment.
Thanks for looking – enjoy!
EDIT: Oh yeah! Their are “water spot” looking marks all over the photos, they are NOT the finish, the camera lense was dirty and I didn’t know it. Sorry! :)
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