|Project by jeff_wenz||posted 01-24-2012 08:23 PM||4484 views||36 times favorited||22 comments|
We were given a 40” TV from my in-laws (won in a raffle). The problem was we had an “old style” TV stand that didn’t fit one of these “new fangled” flat panel TV’s. So our new TV sat on a couple TV trays butted together for a while.
I decided on the Woodsmith issue #169 Wide-Screen TV Cabinet plan. Plans can be purchased here if you do not have this issue.
It is made of oak (dyed black) and cherry. The dimensions are 75.5” x 20.5” x 28” tall. I intentionally made it large enough to hold any future upgrades in TV size (like 60” or larger – oh yeah!)
For the top, I wanted to use some cherry plywood I had left over from another project. I banded it with 1/4” of oak (dyed black) and 1.5” of cherry. Since these pictures were taken, my wife has managed to clutter (oops, I mean “decorate”) the top.
The glass is decorative (texture is called “rain”). I bought the glass from a local glass shop. The bottom drawer holds DVD’s and CD’s. The 4 shelves are adjustable. I made access panels in the back to allow for running cables amongst the different components. The panels are held on by magnets.
The top has multiple coats of brushed on poly. The rest of the piece was sprayed with laquer.
I am happy with how it turned out.
-- Jeff, North Carolina