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Project by Bernard58 posted 02-13-2016 04:13 PM 1459 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Television stand made of cherry and wengé.
The table has an ellipsoid shape, with the sides and back made from two layers of plywood covered with cherry veneer on the outside and beech veneer on the inside – the different layers were laminated using a vacuum press. Legs, bottom and tob are from wengé. The table has a sliding “tambour” door consisting of profiled cherry slats glued onto canvas. Finishing was done with three coats of Danish oil and wax.

Read more: http://delaeywood.webnode.be/photogallery/tv-table/

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be





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david38

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 05:01 PM

nice build

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 07:25 PM

That IS nice – great engineering

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 10:01 PM

Wow! Looks like something from the stylish 20ties. Almost a shame to put a square television on it..
Have always wanted to attempt making tambour doors. Are they tricky?

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 11:39 PM

Very nice build, great tambour door, nice finish.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 12:34 AM

very impressive!

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 01:01 AM

nice build ! cmon this isn’t just nice I wish I did nice every day this is a killer build man love the design, choice

of wood you name it I love it Bernard welcome to lumber jocks we need you show us more.

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htl

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 01:42 AM

That one great project always love to see something just that little bit different.
It just hit me and it fills in the corner just right.

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#8 posted 02-14-2016 01:48 AM

Probably the most unique TV cabinet I’ve seen! The wood combo really goes well together, and that ellipsoid shape is just plain cool!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 02-14-2016 03:07 AM

Beautifully done Bernie.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

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#10 posted 02-14-2016 04:00 AM

Technically speaking, this is a right elliptical cylinder, not an ellipsoid. However, it did turn out very well. Nice build.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#11 posted 02-14-2016 04:01 AM

Now that is a good looking piece of furniture, well done.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 02-14-2016 08:13 AM



Technically speaking, this is a right elliptical cylinder, not an ellipsoid. However, it did turn out very well. Nice build.

- Pointer


Entirely correct Joe, looked it up now. Maths never was my cup of tea and English isn’t my native language :-) so I wasn’t sure what to call it. It would have needed to be ellipse shaped in 3 dimensions in order to be an ellipsoid, more or less like an egg. Thàt would have been a technical challenge! Changed the title but left out the cylinder part to keep it simple.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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Bernard58

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#13 posted 02-14-2016 08:26 AM



Wow! Looks like something from the stylish 20ties. Almost a shame to put a square television on it..
Have always wanted to attempt making tambour doors. Are they tricky?

Thanks for sharing!

- kaerlighedsbamsen

The tambour door was actually easier than I anticipated. It’s quite some work to cut all the slats, but that’s just repetitive work. I made jig for keeping them flat and square next to each other before sending the back (front side of slats down). Once they are placed correctly then take a piece of canvas or other sturdy cloth, apply glue using a roller (preferably PVA glue or another glue that does not dry hard), apply cloth to the slats, put a flat board on it and some weights and you’re done. Remove the door from the jig before the glue is completely dry (eg after an hour or so): some excess glue may have crept between the slats and you have to remove that while the glue is still soft, or the slats will get glued together. After you’re done with that, it’s a matter of further trimming the door. For the cabinet itself, I made the grooves a mm or so wider than the thickness for the door, and you have to make sure the grooves on the top and bottom are absolutely parallel. It helps if you rub the edges of the door with candle wax before fitting the door into the groover, so it slides more smoothly.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#14 posted 02-14-2016 09:53 AM

That souds easy enough. Allways wondered how you would avoid getting gluing the slats together but this solution makes sense.
How did you get the door in place during the assembly? Could imagine it being difficult to line up..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 02-14-2016 01:17 PM

This piece is very impressive. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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