TV Cabinet

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Project by Ken Dixon posted 12-03-2010 11:43 AM 2677 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

29 ¾ X 19 ¼ X 27 ½” (LXWXH)

Walnut and Maple. All solid wood except for back panel and interior shelf.

Opening in back panel to allow for air circulation and cables to go from electronic components to the tv.

Walnut finished with walnut Danish oil, amber and clear shellac, wax

Maple finished with clear Danish oil, clear shellac, wax.

I had made the client a coffee table a few years ago and recently a book case. All the pieces are going in the same room so needed to match.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 12:21 PM

Very nice looking cabinet. I really like the wood contrast. What knida jointery did you use?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 02:14 PM

Very nice. It should work very well with the bookcase.

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 02:44 PM

Just a beautifully balance piece, the color are very warming as well…BC

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 02:53 PM

Outstanding build and killer finish. I really like this piece….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 03:46 PM

I like the entire thing… all of it… can’t see anything that I would change, other than putting it in my house! :-)

I like the wood contrast here, as well as the overall layout/design of the piece, plus the details of the angled plugs, the stopped roundover on the legs, and the 3-panes of glass/door, as well as the smart addition of the vent in the back all make this a winner in my eyes.

What’s next, a couple of matching end tables?

This is a piece I think I’d want to build exactly as I see it here.

My only question is, did you use the walnut danish oil to even out tonal irregularities, or darken the walnut a bit, or both?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 04:16 PM

Very nice.Excellent choice for finish.

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 05:00 PM

That is gorgeous. Nice work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 05:36 PM

Fit for any TV in my house! Great job!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 05:50 PM

Wonderful! If nothing good is on TV, you can always look at the stand! Very nice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 12-04-2010 07:08 AM

You make great looking furniture!!
Clean, crisp lines, good design and excellent eye for wood combination and grain orientation.
Really sweet work

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 12-04-2010 08:27 AM

Very classy and timeless looking.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 10:54 PM

Very nice looking cabinet, you did a beautiful job.

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

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 01:15 PM

Thank all for the kind words.
Jonathan: Yes the Danish oil was used to even out the wood and to darken it as per the client instructions.
Eagle1: all the joinery in both the TV cabinet and the book case are mortis and tenon.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 10:39 AM

Great job love the wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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