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Project by BubTheBuilder posted 04-30-2012 02:33 PM 2813 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after months and months of deliberating back and forth about whether to buy a new TV, my wife & I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase a 55” flat screen TV with a stand. With that being said, new purchases for a woodworker usually means a legitimate reason to build something to go along with it, right? Hahaha!! Well, long story short, the current TV stand we have will not hold a 55” TV so here is the result. The project is all top-quality pine, which I am actually happy with. I was going to use maple, but for some reason the lumber I found for this project really was nice – given that it was pine. Normally with pine, you get what you pay for and then some. Anyway, I started with the frame and used mainly pocket-hole construction. I have adjustable shelves on each side, that have glass doors. The two middle drawers will be mainly for DVD’s and misc. audio/visual cords and what not. The glass doors are half-lap joints with wooden dowel inserts for extra support. The top itself is three boards glues and clamped together and then trimmed with a 1×3 with 45 degree corners. The legs are a decorative design I used from a Popular Woodworking magazine edition. I also trimmer the top of the cabinet out with some crown molding for a nice look. The hardware is brushed aluminum and I will be staining it with a red mahogany stain (final pic to come once it is complete). Overall dimensions are 65 L x 29 H x 25 D. I hope you all like it. It is one of the best projects I have constructed yet. Enjoy-

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 03:13 PM

Very nice work, and congrats on the 55” TV!

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 04:46 PM

Really very nice looking EC – I like the design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 05:37 PM

very fine piece of furniture. very nice work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 05:52 PM

Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it. I am proud as punch of this piece, especially for not using ANY plans. Just good ole American Woodworker creativity. :) Thank you for looking and commenting.

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 09:48 PM

Very nice. I like the detail on the legs and the inset doors and drawers.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 09:51 PM

Good looking work, looks like everything fits perfectly

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 11:03 PM

Great job, pine gets a bad rap around here from several members, personally if you are a true craftsman you can make any project shine with any lumber choice. You are obviously a true craftsman, cause this looks great, nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 11:28 PM

it turned out really nice, for it being pine you must have found some good boards, the unite is really nicely done and im sure will look great with your stain and final finish…im sure you will use something durable..really nice job here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 05-01-2012 01:41 AM

Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it. I am very proud of my creativity on this project. I have learned a lot from you all on this website. I actually love working with pine, I guess because I have done so many projects with pine I just understand how to work with it. Thank you for looking and all the wonderful comments.

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 09:48 AM

Great job. I love the proportions and the craftsmanship. I, too, like to use pine for some things. I think most of the bad rap comes from yellow pine construction grade…..I think you can sit on the porch on a warm night and watch that stuff warp. Some of the most beautiful antique pieces we own are made from Texas Long Leaf Pine and they are 125 to 150 years old and still beautiful.

-- RTex, Wood Wranglin' Cowboy

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#11 posted 05-01-2012 11:05 AM

That is a real nice piece. I love that you also build on the fly. I totally agree with RTex about proportions and craft. Also, the bad rap that pine gets. Folks need to learn to get pine from the right place and the right type. I work with white and red pine up here and never have a problem (other than pitch). Very nice job Richard!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#12 posted 05-01-2012 11:18 AM

Looks great! Good job.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#13 posted 05-01-2012 12:15 PM

Very nice! I love the “Malooifian” look with contrasting dowels/plugs like you did on the doors.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#14 posted 05-01-2012 01:09 PM

It’s a very nice clean build and I like the style. Good job.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 01:13 PM


This is indeed a very nice, furniture quality Cabinet and you’ve done that Pine, Proud.
If you haven’t already, you may want to consider a sealer to control stain blotching in the softer grain.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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