TV table

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Project by Jim posted 07-12-2009 11:20 PM 1447 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While attending JD Lohr’s woodworking class, we built a hall table to learn mortise and tenon joinery. I decided to dimension the table so it could be used as a TV stand with a shelf to accomodate the DVD player, sound system and VCR.

The shelf kinda floats on support pins – I wanted future flexibility for upgrading components. I added a little routed detail to the legs by using a custom routing jig that JD Lohr has in his shop

Red oak, finsihed with boiled linseed oil, 3 coats of Waterlox and then waxed. Did a little inlay work on the top, around the skirt and along the front edge of the shelf.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 11:21 PM

Hey Jim
Nice looking TV stand cool inlay too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 11:42 PM

Thanks Jim. I took a look at your website – you and your family make some beautiful stuff. Next time we plan a trip to the coast, I’d sure like to swing by your shop and see what I could learn. Maybe even stay for a class.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 01:29 AM

Great TV stand. I especially like the inlay. Would this be a good project for a beginner?

-- “Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.” John Candy, Blues Brothers

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 01:50 AM

Very nice work , the inlay work really sets it off nicely !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 04:14 AM

Nice job – I love the inlay. That is something I have been wanting to try.

Keep up the good work.

-- Brian - Virginia

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 10:50 PM

Very nice work! Simple, clean, and the inlay is very well done. I like it!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#7 posted 07-18-2009 03:52 PM

Great job and beautiful detail on this!

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#8 posted 08-26-2012 12:04 AM

Jim, great piece. I really like the detail on the legs and the inlay.

I’m a rookie woodworker here in Boise. I don’t suppose you would be interested in showing me a thing or two. I can bring you some wood, or beer, in exchange for your time.

Chris Johnson

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