Grandson's New TV Cabinet

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Project by Dave Haynes posted 07-22-2010 06:12 PM 2625 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson wanted a new TV cabinet for his newly purchased wide screen TV and asked me to help him build one. He had a few particular things that he wanted in the cabinet, one of which was a pain in the bombossity (old generation speak for butt) for me.

As with most of my posts (and subsequent project articles), you can read about the entire project write-up on my website at:'s%20TV%20Stand%20Project.php

Not very photogenic in these views, but here is how it turned out.


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 06:37 PM

Looks good from here. What kind of wood?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 06:42 PM

that is cool! great result despite the pain issues…i love the handles—-hardware…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 06:53 PM

Looks good. Bet it was fun working with your grandson.

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 06:56 PM

That’s fantastic! I see many good things coming from this young designer, craftsman. Very cool…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 08:12 PM

Looks great, really like the glass!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 08:27 PM

Good looking design, build, and Grandson. They are so much fun. Nice website also .

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#7 posted 07-22-2010 08:35 PM

what a great project to do…i went to the web site and read the story..what a neat project to do with your grandson…im waiting for the day when i get to do something similar…you both did a great job and every time he looks at his cabinet, it will let him know of grandpa’s love for him….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 08:36 PM

We used red oak veneered plywood and red oak dimensional lumber. More details in the website article.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#9 posted 07-23-2010 02:21 AM

now that ain´t bad :—)
I like the glass you have used
in the doors

thank´s for sharing


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#10 posted 07-23-2010 02:48 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 07-23-2010 08:52 AM

I didn’t see the wood mentoiedn on the website, maybe I missed it. Nice site, BTW.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 07-23-2010 09:03 AM

Damn fine piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#13 posted 07-26-2010 01:23 AM

Two thumbs up. My grandfather is probably one of the top ten “from scratch” model ship builders in the world. Working with him as a youngster building model ships and planes is in large part what drew me into woodworking.

Hopefully your grandson will remember this project for the rest of his life!

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