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Project by artsyfartsy posted 08-10-2016 09:04 PM 452 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted a printer stand for her printer which has been on the floor for a few months now. Her only request was to make it look like the rest of furniture in her living room. With that in mind, I took several pictures of her furniture and began the project. The piece is made of pine and red oak with a 1/4” oak plywood door front. I put permanent shelves in place and used dovetails on the shelves.

I began assemble of the piece by gluing up and squaring the shelves.

I recessed the back to accommodate 3/4” tongue and groove pine as shown.

I used red oak in areas that would be seen the most such as the front trim around the top and the door. When seen from the front, it almost looks like it’s made of Oak.

Once assembly was finished I applied a coat of Minwax Pre-wood conditioner and a coat of Minwax Hickory Gel stain. I applied several coats of Polyurethane gloss finish to top it off.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 09:57 PM

simply love the bead board back …NICE FINISH ….....GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 11:27 PM

Don,

Stellar job on the printer stand….Unusual combination on the woods, but it sure turned out nice. I know your daughter is proud to get it, cause Pa Pa made it for her….She will cherrish it for many years to come….!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 11:32 PM

Very very nice! The tongue and groove back is a nice touch.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 12:28 PM

This is a great stand Don. I like the sliding dovetail joinery. I’ve used it on drawer fronts and it’s tricky to get just right.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 12:44 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the kind thoughts. Yes Bill, it’s tough to put those dovetails in. I had to practice on scrap wood first. This was my first time doing it.

Rick, I used the combination of pine and oak because I didn’t have enough oak to do the whole thing, but I have lots of pine from estate sales. Most of the pine will either be covered up or not seen at all, just the oak will be seen.

Thanks all.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#6 posted 08-11-2016 06:18 PM

Don,

I understand now why you used the combo woods….Sometimes we just have to make due with what we have…I’ve also done that, so I know where you’re coming from…I’ve run short of stock a few times and improvise, overcome…adapt…..Kind of like Clint Eastwood does…!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#7 posted 08-11-2016 09:16 PM

This is a beautiful piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-12-2016 12:04 AM

Nice job!

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