Walnut & Curly Maple TV Stand

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Project by dmoore posted 02-12-2010 12:43 AM 7773 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow this was tuff to build but a lot of fun. This was my first real experience with curly maple and that was interesting when planing and jointing. (anyone have any curly wood filler lol). The woods used were walnut and curly maple and the finish is bush oil and 3 coats of wipe on poly. Never had an official plan to work form just an idea and the wifes input.

Hope you enjoy.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 12:47 AM

That came out great. Good job.

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 12:54 AM

Nice tv stand.

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 01:00 AM

Great Lookin TV Stand Must Be One Big TV

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 01:01 AM

Looks great. Maple and Walnut go great together.

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

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 01:11 AM

Nice work, I have always liked the way walnut and maple look togther

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 01:11 AM

Thats a fantastic looking stand Duane

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 02:31 AM

Very nice piece, love the contrasting woods.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 02:45 AM

Very nice Duane. I like the before photo and after finish photo, great job with that finish.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 02:56 AM

great looking job love the design and the different types of wood nice work

branch ok

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 03:15 AM

nice design and i love the finish. nice work

-- RKWoods

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#11 posted 02-12-2010 03:28 AM

Very very nice indeed. I like it.
The key to jointing and planing curly maple is very sgarp knives, light passes, and paying attention to grain direction. You can also wet the surface just before you plane it, which pretty much eliminates any tearout completely.
Can you elaborate on what “bush oil” is?


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#12 posted 02-12-2010 04:47 AM

Yes, very nice, I am working on some designs for my own tv stand for my 52” lcd. Your stand gives me some inspiration to really get it going for my new room. Good job!

Tim the Toolman

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#13 posted 02-12-2010 08:32 AM

Very nice TV stand with lot of space for storage. The wood and the finish is superb

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 02-12-2010 08:49 PM

Hi Ryan the Bush oil is an oil I found at a locak woodworking show. I have to say that I like it alot and will be getting more.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#15 posted 02-13-2010 05:21 AM

Great looking TV stand. I am glad to see you in the shop. I hope you are doing well. I pray for you and your family. Good luck and best wishes

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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