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Project by asipes posted 09-10-2010 02:52 AM 2008 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodworking project ever.

My wife and I finally got a nice Flat Screen TV during the Thanksgiving time sales last year. We had a need for a TV Stand immediately. I finished this project in January, but I’m just now getting around to posting the pictures.

While looking for TV Stands… I noticed that there were two types available in the stores.

Inexpensive and cheaply made OR Expensive.

While walking through the JCPenney Home Store, my wife fell in love with the Linden Street Antique Vanilla TV Console. To order this TV Stand, it was going to cost us somewhere around $570 (with the shipping cost).

I told my wife that I would build her one just like it. Since I had never done any woodworking before… her reply was, “Oh no you’re not.” I said, “I’ve already made up my mind. I’m going to make one.”

Needless to say, we’ve been back to JCPenney and she told me that she likes the one I made better.

After it was all said and done… I spent a little under $350 (this includes $125 for a cheap table saw and some long clamps), I made a custom cabinet for my wife, I own a table saw, some nice clamps, and I now know that I can make furniture.

The bad part… my wife now knows that I can make furniture. :)

I now have to make a coffee table, a table to go in the entry-way, and some sort of cabinet to hold dvds to match.





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Paul

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 03:26 AM

Nice start and nice work.
You will find this site very helpful and if this is your first project ever you will make many nice things in the future.
What did you do for paint? Did you brush it or spray it?

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 03:31 AM

Looking pretty damn good for a first ever build, nothing like in at the deep end!

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asipes

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 03:45 AM

I brushed and rolled an off-white cabinet paint.

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