TV Cabinet

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Project by rcs47 posted 01-05-2010 06:57 AM 2538 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago, our old cabinet TV was dying, and it was time to get a flat panel. But we needed something to put the TV on and house the equipment. My wife had seen cabinet with an open door design, allowing the signal from the remote to go through, but you don’t have the glass look. I incorporated the door design with DVD storage.

Note – The door looks great, but it took me longer to stain than build.

5/4 quarter sawn white oak.
Lowes Cabot Early American stain
Varathane Diamond Wood Finish (water based)

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 06:59 AM

Wow Very very cool so nicely done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 07:51 AM

Great job, awesome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 07:52 AM

Nice build! The cabinet and finish look excellent, but maybe you should look up RF (for remotes) repeaters for solving the door problem.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 01:02 PM

Very beautiful – excellent job on the construction and finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 01:34 PM

Beautiful job on the cabinet. How did you fasten all those pieces in the door?

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 02:03 PM

very nice cabinet,well done.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 02:24 PM

This is a gorgeous cabinet. I enjoy the look of this style of furniture and QSWO is such a beautiful wood. This cabinet has a nice design to it and the door does give it a unique look.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 03:03 PM

very nice. Love the wood selection and a very good design.

-- Alex

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 03:09 PM

Very nice design and the quarter sawn white oak looks great. Perfect for that project. Great job.

-- John @

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 04:27 PM

Beautiful piece! Now you’re making me want to try something similar.

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

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 06:04 PM

Thanks eveyone.


I put a tennon on each of the pieces and rounded each one. Then I drilled a hole for the tennon. I used a lap joint for the field. I made the groves in wide boards then cut them into pieces.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 06:24 PM

Great job and the Quarter Sawn oak is awesome.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 06:32 PM

Very nice, love the qswo. I need one of these…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 10:03 PM

Nice looking TV Cabinet.

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 05:52 AM

Love it. May steal it.

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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