TV Console

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Project by bb71 posted 03-25-2011 02:06 AM 1770 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

TV Console made from Hard Maple. Dimensions are 84” long x 21” wide x 29” tall. Piece is entirely solid maple with the exception of the drawer bottoms and back which are 1/4” maple ply. Dovetailed drawers are solid 7/16” bookmatched (resaw from 5/4) maple. Lower center shelves are adjustable.

There are four elements in this that are matched up to an existing piece the customer had – the feet, the chamfered corners and the upper and lower trims. The trims were made on the table saw by running diagonally across the blade, a table saw molding head, the router and a ton of scraping / sanding.

Stain is Saman water base Walnut and Chocolate (3:1 ratio). Top coat is Varathane poly in Satin. The pictures don’t really do it justice. I really need a new camera and the proper environment for pictures.

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 02:23 AM

Very nice design and quality workmanship. It’s amazing how you got the color so even and rich looking without just stain and without any dyes. Maple usually doesn’t absorb stain very well. Congrats and tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 02:53 AM

Its water based stain. I only sanded to 180 grit before staining. It did take me 3 coats to get it that dark though.

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 01:28 PM

Great work, I’m in the process of building my Entertainment Center now. I have 45 hrs into it thus far. I’m using Knotty Alder. Great job on the details and drawers, I’m sure the pics don’t do it justice. Sure they love it!

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

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 01:55 PM

Thanks for the comments! They do love it. It’s led to more business with them too. Drawing a hall bench for them now and then on to a kitchen island. Its difficult making any $ on furniture though. I put well over 100 hours into this piece.

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 04:06 PM

Beautiful cabinet.

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 03:56 AM

Real nice work, I feel your pain about the camera, the pictures never seem to match the real piece in person. It still looks great though.

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

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 04:30 AM

this is fantastic…very classy…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 07:23 PM

This turned out nice, I like the style and dimensions. Great job on the finish as well !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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