TV unit, stained ash

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Project by brg posted 03-01-2016 10:14 AM 929 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a description about building a TV unit out of ash.
As my previous project, this started with rough lumber.

It took nearly a full day to go thourgh the pile of lumber back and forth several times to sort out the planks for different projects, to mark the rough dimensions of the details on the lumber and to cut the rough details out on the bandsaw.

Midway through…

After the sorting and preliminary cutting was done, then I could go on with planing and gluing up the panels.

Top and bottom glued up:

Sides glued up:

Here, some dominoes are already cut and some still need cutting.
Carcass parts nearly ready for pre-finishing:

Leg blanks (for this TV unit, for future display cabinet and a few extra) ready for joinery and shaping:

Drawer front blanks glued up:

Finishing the base(s):

Finishing drawers:

For the finishing I used Herding Bets wood stain no 70 (mixed with water), Junckers Rustic oil and Liberon paste wax.

Drawer pulls were custom made as they had to match the ones on the existing old desk (probably from 60s) in the same room (visible in the background on the second image). Hand-shaped to match the existing profile and finished in the same way as the cabinet, but used black stain no 59 instead of brownish.

Both drawers have an internal sliding tray to maximize the storage capacity of these deep drawers.

Overall it took about 45-50 working hours over a period of ~5 weeks.

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#1 posted 03-01-2016 04:09 PM

Very nice work. Sweet midcentury modern style.

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 07:36 PM

Good job. Thanks for details.

-- Rev 22:21

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 02:35 AM

looks pretty fantastic. I love the simple modern lines. I like how you got creative with the drawer sides. Much more entertaining to look at than simple drawer boxes. It should make opening the drawers fun. I might use that idea sometime. Very fine work sir!

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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