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Project by coryb posted 930 days ago 1106 views 5 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first large project. I say large because I have a few smaller projects when I was in Boy Scouts. It was completed with the assistance of my father-in-law Randy Sharp (another LumberJock).

The wood is 3/4” in oak plywood with 1/4” oak plywood backing.

The designs for this project were just an idea that I had and shelving was custom fit for my electronics and such.
I was limited on length of the unit due to switches on the wall.

Took approximately 3 weeks to build, with only working at least 2 days a week on it for 3 or 4 hours a day.

The Design:
The bottom half (base section) is one solid unit since it holds most of the weight.
The two towers set on the bottom with metal strips holding them to the bottom from the backside.
The center shelf (top) simply lays on top with some locking joints.
Several of the bottom openings (pictured last) have 1 1/2” holes drills for cable passes.

Total weight for entire unit is approx. 125 lbs
Unit is 7 ft. long
Can support TV of up to 47 inches but can be modified for larger.
Total cost for project – $250 (2 1/2 sheets of 3/4” plywood, 1 1/2 sheets of 1/4” plywood, crown moulding, Kreg bits, sandpaper, stain, polyurethane)

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#1 posted 930 days ago

First large project?? Excellent job! Sure looks bigger than 1/4” oak plywood!

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