|Project by wayneo||posted 10-11-2010 06:29 AM||5285 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I first built a mission style sofa table as a stand for my plasma TV. I realized that the dimensions of the decades old sofa table were perfect for the new thinner foot print televisions. It was my first attempt at a table of any sort and I was so excited to see how it looked that I don’t think the finish was fully dry when I brought it in and placed my new plasma on it. I was fairly happy with how the table turned out but I couldn’t have been more disappointed when I set the TV on it. The table smelled of not quite dry wipe on poly and the picture on my new plasma was unbelievably crisp…but the two of them together just did not work. The juxtaposition of the large, gleaming black flat screen and the hand rubbed oak table was jarring to say the least. I hated how they looked together and put the TV in my office until I could come up with something better.
I found plans for the wall cabinet in an issue of Wood magazine and started to to build the cabinet. It would take several weeks to finish and was the last project I finished before we moved to our present home. I am no stranger to moving after doing it at least a dozen times during my time in the Navy and my friends assured me it would be simple because I was only moving 20 miles but brother – moving is moving and July in Phoenix is over 110 degrees!
I digress…I finished the cabinet and hung it in my new place above the table. I am happy how they look together and that when closed, no gawdy electronics are visible.
-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona