TV Stand

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Project by EWJSMITH posted 04-03-2008 04:06 AM 2123 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is the one that has involved the most technique (ie. possiblities for screw-ups) for me thus far. This is a simple TV stand that will go into my kids playroom. Made from maple plywood, edge banded with solid maple, bottom trim is poplar, the drawer front is a shaker style frame/panel with the frame made of poplar and the panel is 1/8” birch laminated onto a 1/2” piece of pine (holy crap – that a lot of different wood types!!!). The finish is just 3 coats of semi-gloss poly. I was surprised by now nice the poplar looked with just poly wiped on.

Sorry for the quality of pics – I need a new digi-cam.

Again, thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 04:08 AM

Very nice! It looks very professional.

Just a suggestion for taking pictures in the future, even with an average digi-cam, to have more light in the back from the floor up. It will highlight your subject better and give it more of a 3 dimensional look. Just a comment.

-- Young Padiwan Woodworker

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 10:54 AM

This really came out nice. Good job.

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 11:54 AM

This is a nice looking entertainment center. The woods work well together. At one time in my woodworking journey I only used a single wood species but multiple woods give the piece character and visual interest.

Nice job.

Here is a reference that Todd Clippinger posted about photographing pieces for display:

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 01:30 PM

Thx for the comments and tips on the photos guys.

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 07:08 PM

Looks very good to me. Nice simple clean lines.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 10:39 PM

Looking good. I’ve always thought that poplar has gotten a bad rap over the years. Light and strong, it also can stain well with the right gel stain/pigment stain combo, or if the grain pattern is good, just a little topcoat.

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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