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Exposed Tenons & Breadboard Top Mahogany TV Stand

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Project by Gittyup posted 02-03-2018 02:01 AM 1153 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This TV stand/entertainment center is made with Mahogany and Mahogany plywood. Floating side panels with exposed mortise and tenon construction, pinned with dowels. Top is true breadboard end construction. Finished with 4 coats of Minwax tung oil finish. It’s 48” tall x 53” long x 23” deep. Back slides open/closed (shown open) to make access to hook up electronics easier. Side cabinets have adjustable shelves and antique replica glass. I plan to install lights in the side cabinets tomorrow.

Tenons are a little longer than I would have liked, but I got scared they’d be too short and stopped trimming them.

I made it tall because I want the TV high, and so my subwoofer will fit under the cabinet. This is the largest and most complicated project I have yet to attempt. It was a pleasure to make. I love the natural mahogany finish.

I’ll update with a new photo once it’s in place and everything is installed. I’ll wax it in a few weeks once the oil has fully cured.

Anyway, I hope it “measures up” and inspires someone.

-- tel





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Gary

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 02:14 AM

Looks great.

-- Gary, Florida

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pottz

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 02:21 AM

man that is sweet bro,i love the look,kinda greene and greenesque,one of my fav’s.you did a great job making this yours.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Rick S.

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 03:49 AM

Very Nice,For Sure! Well Done!

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 12:34 PM

Nice work on your project! Looks great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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wrenchhead

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 12:39 PM

The top came out great with the breadboard ends.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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Hazem

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 01:41 PM

Exposed tenons are juuuust right. Very well done.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-03-2018 02:16 PM

This is a beautiful TV stand and so nicely done. It has a whole lot of room for other components and other storage. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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JoshR

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 02:38 PM

I love the length of the tenons. It really makes them pop against the framing. Great wood selection and a cool build overall, especially for being your most complicated build yet.

-- Josh, Rochester NY - loving every aspect of woodworking, even sanding.

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 03:09 PM

built as a TV stand but could fit in as any other piece of furniture, nicely done!

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jfk4032

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#10 posted 02-03-2018 04:33 PM

Nice job, great work on the joinery and overall the piece almost looks too nice for a TV, more like high end furniture there!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 06:08 PM

That is one wonderful build!
Nice design, clean lines, good joinery, nice choice of wood!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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TungOil

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#12 posted 02-04-2018 12:58 AM

That look awesome!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Scott Oldre

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#13 posted 02-04-2018 05:32 PM

Stunning piece. Love the exposed tenon ends

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Woodknack

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#14 posted 02-04-2018 05:49 PM

Beautiful TV cab, one of the best I’ve seen.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mbs

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#15 posted 02-06-2018 12:13 AM

Excellent build! I really like the exposed tenons. the finish looks fantastic too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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