TV stand

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Project by dorado172 posted 03-12-2010 04:13 AM 1509 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first big project. Completed in about 3 weekends.
Bought a new TV and needed a stand so I decided I would try and build one. (I’m way to cheap to buy one) Turned out OK but learned a lot in the process. It is nothing like most of the craftsmanship I’ve seen on this site. You guys are amazing. I have to cheat a little, I still use store bought trim. I’m slowly building a collection of tools to get a little more fancy and creative, until then this will have to do.
Made mostly of oak plywood and oak 1x material. Stained with Minwax red oak stain and 3 coats of satin poly.
The glass just has a stick on film ( like window tint) left over from another home improvement project.
I can see all the flaws in it but the wife likes it so much I now have to make a matching table/chest for the entryway.

What a great site I’m glad I found it.

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 05:06 AM

Looks good to me… keep building for the lady and she will continue to approve tool purchases…hmmm…just remember that the game is played to elicit tool purchases for each new project : )

Nice Job,


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 07:43 AM

nice looking stand great job


-- Duane, Ohio

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 02:26 PM

Great job. Nice looking stand.

-- Scott in Texas

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Brad Hancock

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 03:12 PM

Looks very nice, especially so since it is a first big project. As craftsmen, we tend to see all of the flaws, but I’m always amazed that as much as the little errors are highlighted for me, the vast majority of people never see them. Compare what you’ve done to a mass produced item and you’ll start to see just as many if not more flaws in the other things. Completely agree with grub32, every project requires a new tool. “Honey, I can buy the xxxxxx that I need and still build this cheaper that we could buy it. Then I’ll have the xxxxxx next time I’m working on a project.”


-- Brad Hancock

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 07:48 PM

CrafterOfWood took the words right out of my mouth. You sure have some skill! Keep it up!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 02:04 AM

Very nice, you are definitely headed in the right direction. Well done.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 01:11 AM

Thanks for the encouragement and great feedback.
I think I’m going to take your advice and start looking for a jointer.

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 05:24 AM

I agree. This looks great!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 12:06 AM

looks good

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