Mission TV Console

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 1105 days ago 2649 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my rendition of a mission style TV console. It features three spindles, which divide the top shelf into two sections for electronic components. Corbels are let into grooves in the solid legs. Through mortise and tenons and dovetail drawers complete the look.
Hardware is from Chown hardware in Portland, OR. Distressed black finish.
The lumber is quarter sawn red oak. Pegs are Walnut. The legs are solid stock, yet laminated for quarter sawn grain on all 4 sides. My prefered method for laminating legs is to glue a 1/8” thick strip to two faces. Once finish planed, the joint line blends seamlessly with the straight-grained stock.
Finish is Rodda #19, topped with two coats of Miller (Valspar) Pre-Cat lacquer.

Construction note: pre-drilling holes for the tabletop fasteners helped when installing the top. Once the carcase is assembled, you will only have room for a stubby manual screwdriver.

Cheers and best of luck with your projects!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 1105 days ago

Very impressive, a real heirloom piece. Thanks also for the well written and detailed description. Both rate 5 stars.

-- Don, North Carolina, " A sharp blade & a tuned saw= happiness"

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#2 posted 1104 days ago

Beautiful piece! You really went the extra mile on the little details.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1104 days ago

Great looking project. Your design? Nice attention to detail.

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 1104 days ago

Outstanding job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1104 days ago

I like It very much.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1104 days ago

Yes I designed it to fit in a 45” wide alcove in our living room. I used Google sketchup to draw the plan.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 1104 days ago

Man what a great looking table all the way around! You hit it out of the park on this one…...

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

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#8 posted 1104 days ago

WOW, that is looking good, fine craftsmanship is evident, and design features are just great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 1104 days ago

Superb job, Nice attention to detail, Nice choice of Hardware and a great Finish. Nice job on the the dovetail Drawers. Mission Furniture is a joy to build and you did a great job

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