New TV stand saved me $1000

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Project by Matt Hegedus posted 02-20-2017 09:47 AM 1248 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this mid-century modern TV stand on some high end design website and I had to have it. Saw the price tag and knew I had to build it. The original design was the Nilsson by ROVE. But it was over 1000$ plus shipping and it was way too big to fit in my house. (80” long!)

So this is what I came up with. Total cost about $100. Cabinet grade plywood and tiger maple insert. Feet are turned out of some ambrosia maple I’ve had laying around for 9 months. Dimensions/scaling aren’t perfect but I don’t care. I was looking at this as an experiment in painting (I don’t paint much).

Finished with primer and spar urethane top coat. Tiger maple finished with Waterlox.

Hope you like it! I love it. Thanks for looking.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 11:52 AM

Flaming Hell Matt thats a nice TV stand

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 01:11 PM

Pretty cool design – I like you version.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 03:08 PM

nice build

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 04:21 PM

Nice work!

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 10:39 PM

Nice, is that an M1A propped up on the wall?

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 11:09 PM

Ruger Mini 14. Ranch model.

Thanks everybody, for the nice words.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#7 posted 02-21-2017 12:03 AM

A very nice looking TV stand …pic #2 looks like the dude is on fire …... GREAT JOB :<))


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#8 posted 02-21-2017 12:06 AM

Thanks Tony. It IS a dude on fire! From a Pink Floyd album cover! (Wish you were here)

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#9 posted 02-21-2017 02:55 AM

Nicely done. Love the tiger maple insert!

-- Robbie, Wett Woods China

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#10 posted 02-21-2017 07:38 AM

Ah Pink Floyd …Flaming Hell I shoulda known better !!

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 02-22-2017 02:15 AM

Very nice looking cabinet.

I am also a fan of modern furniture with clean lines, but one thing I don’t understand is why would a designer use real wood in a place where it will not be very visible and cover the most visible surfaces with either paint or laminate?

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