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Tailgate TV Console (on Truck Cargo Carrier)

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Project by Tommy H. posted 01-13-2010 05:39 AM 3376 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first official ‘woodworking’ project that I have completed. I have been working with wood for a several years but mostly building decks and finishing the basement. This project came out of a need for a TV to watch while we tailgate in Athens at UGA games.

It’s essentially a 3/4” plywood box (oak veneer) bolted to a Truck cargo carrier. I used finishing nails and Titebond 2 glue to construct and it’s held up well with the 1,000 miles it’s traveled so far. When we get to the games we pop the lock, lift the cover which rest on the top lid, and fire up the satellite (which is conviently stored in the storage bins beside TV). I also build a cradle for it so that I can hoist it up and load it into my hitch reciever by myself. It works great. The box catches a lot of attention and is very solid.

I used MinWax ‘Early American” stain and used Spar PolyUrethane for exterior use. Since finishing this project (June ‘09), I have completed another project with solid red oak (will post next). I have got the bug and just bought a planer and jointer this week. Can’t wait to use!

Tommy H.

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...





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OutPutter

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 06:15 AM

Talk about your extreme tailgaiting! I love it. You must start a lot of conversations with that thing. Nice work on a first project by the way. I remember when I got my planer. I think I ran everything in the shop through it including 2×4s and 2×10s. Keep up the good work and welcome to Lumberjocks.

Best,

-- Jim

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 06:43 AM

Great job on a traveling TV. Nice design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jeison

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 06:52 AM

sweeeeeeet

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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fotomaker57

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 07:38 AM

I want to come play with you guys
Mike

-- Don't Tread on me

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 01:20 PM

Great ideal. “GO DAWGS”

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 04:46 PM

Never been tailgating like that before.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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

Nice set up well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 07:00 PM

With a set up like that, do you actually go into the game? LOL Nice job!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 05:14 AM

What a great project….Fantastic first job.. Hope you made it down here to Shreveport for your Independence Bowl. Great game wasn’t it

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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Tommy H.

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 05:51 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I am new to the site and the hobby and all of you have welcomed me with great enthusiasm.

Paul, I have to admit that I didn’t stay too long at the Auburn game. I ended up back at the truck watching the game in HD with my own peanuts and beverage.

Ericandcandi, I didn’t make bowl game this year, but try to make most of them. Great game though…

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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closetguy

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 06:49 AM

The rest of the world doesn’t understand the SEC cult to which we Southern boys belong. Great idea! However, GO VOLS! :)

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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