|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 05-20-2010 02:40 AM||1480 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
A while back, I was asked to build a simple entertainment stand for my dear old uncle (he’s 75). He had seen one in Holland that he liked when he was there, and wanted something similar. He had a rough sketch, and some measurements, and left the rest up to me.
I made this for him out of solid red oak. The door panels are quarter sawn white oak. They are only my second raised panels ever. The doors slide in a groove top and bottom so that they close off the middle section for components, or open and hide the side shelves. All the shelves are adjustable in height on pins.
The finish is a home made stain using cherry gel stain and BLO. It turned out extremely well. The stain is covered with several coats of brush on varnish. I sanded with 400g after the final coat. then applied one last coat thined with mineral spirits, wiping it on with a rag. I’m very happy with the finish. I then had to wrap the hole thing up and drive it from Edmonton to Kelowna BC. It survived the journey just fine, and here it is set up in my uncle’s living room. He really liked it.
Thanks for looking.
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