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Project by CutNRun posted 2443 days ago 2605 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our old TV died so we had an excuse to upgrade to a flat panel. Naturally, the flat panel wouldn’t fit where the old, 26” tube type did so I had an opportunity for a project. The cabinet is ash, and was made from a plan. I modified the front facing to include half-lap dovetails. The plan called for butt joints. I also added the draw-pinned breadboard ends to the cabinet top.

I’ve enjoyed the “you made that?” comments almost as much as the new, HD TV.

I’m not sure if the dog is waiting for Lassie re-runs or if she just wanted to be in the picture.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

I really love this piece. Great styling, wood choice and finish.

I thought she was waiting for Rin Tin Tin to come on.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2443 days ago

Very, very nice. The breadboard ends really add a nice touch.
You guys are really dating yourselves with Lassie and Rin Tin Tin :)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 2443 days ago

Beautiful entertainment center. The breadboard ends were a good touch. You guys are all wrong, the dog is waiting for Roy Rogers’ show and his wonder dog Bullet.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 2443 days ago

Beautiful!, I’m looking to build something similar. Thanks for sharing it – looks like the dog approves also!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#5 posted 2443 days ago

Very handsome cabinet. You should be proud.
I always wanted a dog like rin tin tin, but my parents gave me floppy eared mutts from the pound and told me to use my imagination. I did.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 2443 days ago

Thanks for the kind words on the cabinet. It has gotten me lots of new tools (my wife liked it and is hopeful of additional items coming in from the garage). The dog is our three year-old Lab/Rottweiller mix. Her name is Kuma, which is Japanese for bear. She looked just like a little black bear as a puppy. The lab part will fetch a ball a couple of times and then the Rotty takes over and says “you go get the stupid ball, I’ve already gotten it twice and I need to keep an eye on the neighborhood.”

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#7 posted 2443 days ago

Very nice unit, I really like the door panels. The finish looks really good and the craftsmanship looks excellent too.

-- Kaleo ,

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Greg Mitchell

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#8 posted 2443 days ago

Nice looking TV cabinet. Great work.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#9 posted 2443 days ago

(or “the littlest hobo”—but you’d better hope that he never comes into your part of town. It aways means trouble is following close behind!)

Great cabinet.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 2442 days ago

Very cool cabinet job. Better than any you can buy in a store for sure. It will last a whole lot longer also! Great job.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 2441 days ago

Great cabinet, I made one similar I really like the doors and the bread board ends.

-- Andy Stark

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#12 posted 2439 days ago

I just finished a similar project, I will post eventually on the blog but I wanted to complement you on yours and especially the breadboard ends. I wanted to do them on mine but was scared to try. There were so many “firsts” for me on this project which seemed to work out OK that I figured I was pushing the odds if I attempted!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#13 posted 2233 days ago

Thats a nice cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Todd Thomas

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#14 posted 2000 days ago

nice looking project… did a great job…

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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