Arts and Crafts TV table

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Project by Jim McIntyre posted 02-15-2012 05:27 PM 4405 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Arts and Crafts inspired table for big tv and home theater components, of my own, somewhat crazy design. Quartersawn white oak, fumed finish, and for some reason I went with solid, floating panels for the shelves. I couldn’t bear to put plywood in this creation. I’ll probably regret that decision, as the rabbeted edges of the panels will probably collect impressive amounts of dust. Never occurred to me. All in all, though, happy with how it came out. Used one board for drawer fronts, divider fronts, and shelf-edge fronts so that grain runs uniterrupted across the front. Size was guided by available space and the dimensions of the components. Seriously heavy piece of furniture.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 05:48 PM

Stunning work Jim. Good work.

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 06:07 PM

Yes, stunning! I love the through tenons and those dovetails. That wood finish turned out excellent—I still have to try fuming. Was it hard to fume such a large piece?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-15-2012 06:33 PM

Not hard at all. I bought janitor-strength ammonia and a very large mattress-storage plastic bag at ace hardware, dry-fitted the table and put it in the bag, put ammonia in a plastic tray, sealed it up and gave it a day. Much easier than staining or glazing. Thanks very much for the kind comments.

-- Jim

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#4 posted 02-15-2012 07:09 PM

This is a VERY nice peice. It works well for it’s use and fits in well with it’s surroundings. It is VERY beautiful. Much better than I can do. It is a shame my wife HATES (WITH A MASSIVE PASSION I MIGHT ADD) mission furniture, because it is very simple and elegant all at once. VERY well done. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-15-2012 07:18 PM

Awesome job!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 02-15-2012 07:38 PM

Really nice, you should be very happy with how it came out. Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 08:02 PM

Very nice Jim, you found some very nicely rayed QSWO there. I wish I had access to that kind of lumber. I’m convinced the furniture industry has a hold on the good stuff though all my lumber suppliers say otherwise.

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#8 posted 02-15-2012 08:38 PM

Looks great

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 01:52 AM

Nice job, Jim. Looks like your design has all of the Arts & Crafts elements. This is a project that’s on the wife’s to do list. Thanks for the post.

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#11 posted 02-16-2012 03:36 AM

Great arts and crafts piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 02-16-2012 03:39 AM

Nothing crazy about that design, I think it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#13 posted 02-16-2012 12:57 PM

Beautiful piece

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#14 posted 02-16-2012 01:31 PM

Nice design work, well executed. I really like the style and your attention to detail sets it apart.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 04:54 PM

Very nice, and your attention to details is great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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