Cappuccino TV Stand | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-06-2010 03:32 PM 4005 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a TV stand that was built for some friends of mine. It was completed in April 2010. Of course, when you get a new TV you have to get a new TV stand. They looked through some of my books and found a layout that they liked and I turned it into a corner unit. What I like about the corner unit is it looks very thin, but has enough room for DVD, VCR, and other components.

The finish is my version on Cappuccino. I dye the wood using a universal brown dye (2 parts), universal red dye(1 part) and Lacquer Thinner (140 parts). Yes I said 140 parts. The dye is very strong and is thinned way down. The dye is expensive so that is a good thing. Also it flashes off (dries) in seconds. I then stain it with Ivory stain from Minwax.

The raised panel doors hide CD’s and DVD’s, while leaving the center open for the components.

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#1 posted 05-06-2010 03:37 PM

Another really great piece Chris.
It goes perfect with that nice TV.
Smart idea taking advantage of that corner space.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 09:22 PM

Nice cabinet and video, was that you singing? You are darn good at woodworking and singing.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 10:27 PM

Oh no, did I get caught singing. Well, it could have been worse. I could have been picking sawdust out of my nose. lol

Thanks mMike and Eric

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 08:00 AM

This turned out great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 03:38 PM

Is that a spray on stain? I am new to all this, and have only ever seen, and put on stain, via wiping and wiping and wiping.

That seems much easier.

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 05:08 PM

That is a multi stage process. I sprayed a dye first, then sprayed a wiping stain and removed it by wiping, then the finish coat.

The picture is of the dye style and it has to be sprayed.

You may be asking about the wiping stain. I always spray the wiping stain too. It is much easier and faster. If you use a regular cup gun, turn the air down at the gun, that way not as much particles goes in the air. The low presser will make it be splotchy but it doesn’t matter you’ll wipe it.

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 05:15 PM

That’s very nice looking and very well presented.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 02:23 AM

Thanks for the info – and awesome job.

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