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Project by Chris Davis posted 01-27-2011 03:31 PM 3910 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a TV wall and media stand that has floating shelves. It was built in January 2011. I’ve built headboard before where I support it with a groove in the back but never without the front supports. I had to do some experimenting. After several trials I had it down. The problem was getting a groove big enough that the glass can slide into, yet not sag and of course not fall out. What I did was to cut a slightly larger groove about 1/32” at a 7 degree angle. When placed in it binds itself and finishes out a 90 degrees. It was very stable. Even bumping it there is no risk of it coming out. Actually the heaver stuff you put on there the more fixed it is.

This was made for a very large TV. A 60” wide TV. The back panels were 96” wide and divided into 23 7/8” panels. The panels were connect using the Festool Dominio system (my new toy) and pocket screws. The drawer fronts, which the finish is too dark to appreciate, are in sequence so that the grain is continuous.

I’ve started a new thing to where I put a tag on the back of my furniture. This tag is signed by all that worked on it and has a QR tag that can be scanned with a smart phone. This take you to the customers page where all their pictures and video are kept

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 03:50 PM

Great looking project, Chris.


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#2 posted 01-27-2011 06:48 PM

Chris – very impressive! The finish is nearly identical to a piece I’m trying to match. Would you mind sharing your finishing process?


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#3 posted 01-27-2011 07:48 PM

Really nice project Chris, is your own design? I’m planning to build a dresser for my wife with similar style

Can’t tell from the pics, is it veneered ply?

Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 01-27-2011 07:50 PM

Hi Chris

Thanks for the tip on the glass shelves. That tag is a good idea.

God Bless

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 09:04 PM

Jim. It was on Red Oak wood. I dyed the wood with a Sherwin Williams Universal Brown dye. The dye was thinned with Lacquer Thinner about. It was thinned way down maybe 125 to 1 (thinner to dye). The stain was Ebony from Minwax. The a couple coat of clear. It was a matched color.

You’ll just have to play around with the dye strength. A little goes a long way.

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#6 posted 01-27-2011 09:07 PM

Freddy it is veneer plywood. The TV one is a modification off a design from call 5th avenue. I tried to google it and couldn’t fine it online. Don’t know where the customer got the picture from. I designed the smaller cabinet and mirror to match. I have to rebuild the mirror. It was suppose to be 79”. I made it 72”.

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