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Project by Chris Davis posted 828 days ago 2183 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a television cabinet that was custom built for a customer in March 2012. It is built in three sections. A standard dresser section, a mid sections with folding drawer fronts, and the upper TV sections.

Since the upper cabinet depth was so narrow and the width was so wide, we bi-folded the doors to get them out of the way. The back was 3/4” instead of the standard 1/4”. Added strength was needed to mount the TV rack. We also vented the back to allow air circulation.

We needed a place to put components like a DVD player, so we put flip down drawer fronts below the top section. This allows access when needed.

The Finish
The finish is a Shabby Chic style. It is a distress finish to appear warn and antique. What makes Shabby Chic different from normal distressing is the lighter, softer colors.

We started with oak wood to give it texture. We undercoated it with black lacquer undercoater. The top coat was several coats of white lacquer. It was very hard to cover the black that soaked into the grain. After it dired we distressed the corners by rubbing through the finish to expose the black again.

Building Pictures
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framed out without fronts
showing the vented back
fitting the folding fronts

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 828 days ago

Very nice work, Chris.

Lee

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Enoelf

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#2 posted 828 days ago

Thats a nice build. I like the flip fronts for access to electronics. That was a good idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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Moron

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#3 posted 828 days ago

Nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Roger

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#4 posted 828 days ago

Lotta nice detail in this build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 828 days ago

I just noticed the pictures are before the distressing. I did most of that while the customer was here.

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 828 days ago

That is a fine piece of work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 828 days ago

Thanks

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doordude

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#8 posted 827 days ago

nice work, it’s a break from building the murphy beds. love the finish too.

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nathan01

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#9 posted 657 days ago

That looks great, you have completed the work with nice finishing touch and i like this model having the three floors i.e all in one with dressing table, including drawers and television table. Nice move.

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 657 days ago

Beautiful work. Really good thought process on it’s structure.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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