|Project by Firewood20||posted 02-01-2011 06:37 AM||2520 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Well this is my first attempt at making something nice to bring in the house (basically my first wood working project with limited tools)... We had a REALLY cheap oak veneer 80’s entertainment center and it wouldn’t fit our new flat screen tv. So I decided to build this stand to hold our tv and also combine storage cubbies. the color scheme was my wife’s, it’s a satin expresso paint color with canvas storage cubes from HD dark brown and green(they hold all my son’s toys in the living room). I knew I was going to paint this project so the wood was ACEX? it’s basically nice plywood with no knots that was on sale at HD. Then I faced the front with poplar. I don’t have a table saw( I sold it to save up for a newer one) so everything was cut with a circular and miter saw, and lots of sanding! I didn’t feel too comfortable with joinery at the time so a lot of it is butt joints except for mitered corners on top and bottom, I still needed wood filler lol, then some more sanding. My son, as you can see tried to help. He is a great he asset when it comes to please go get me this and please go get me that but when I don’t keep him entertained he often takes my tools and brings them inside the house, then I think I’m going crazy when I can’t find the tool that I JUST HAD! lol He loves working with his dad!
-- Dustin, Central Coast California