|Project by Brad||posted 06-08-2010 10:37 AM||2766 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
This was a great project! I took the idea from a Pottery Barn design but of course I changed a few things mostly a larger open space adjustable shelves, dovetailed drawers, and REAL mahogany not 1/1000” veneers. I was happy how it turned out and it definitely upgraded us from our old IKEA stand we got in college and have had for the past 5 years!
Mostly it’s mortise and tenon joints with some biscuits to join the panels and some nice dovetails for the drawers.
The finish is the 1 coat of Java gel stain from General Finishes with about 6 or 7 coats of polycrylic.
The drawer pulls were difficult to chisel a pocket for because in order to seat the hardware nearly flush I could only leave about 1/16 of an edge for the hardware to sit on.
I wish I could have gotten picture of the back panel I made because I think it was a good idea. I wanted to be able to remove the entire back without having to unplug wires and be able to wire everything without the real panel attached and once wired I wanted to be able to replace the back and attach it. It worked out by routing a large half circle on the top edge of the panel so the wires could all come up and over the top of the panel. No poking wires through tiny holes for me!
-- Brad / www.bradfordwoodworking.blogspot.com