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Project by T. D. Reid posted 06-29-2012 08:54 PM 1291 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a house warming gift to my oldest son (23) who I just moved into his first apartment today in Columbus Ohio. He needed something quick to set his flat screen TV on and this fit the bill. I found the plans in Issue 209 of the Dec/Jan 2011/2012 Wood. I had $110 (US) and three hours’ work in this project and would recommend it to anyone not wanting to put a lot of time and money into an entertainment center. I made the sides out of 3/4 Red Oak that I routed a slot for the 1/8” thick oak plywood and held it together with pocket screws. I stained it with golden oak stain, two coats of poly and finished it off with a coat of wax and added a knob. There you have a nice looking TV stand for a single guy’s first apartment. Heck I had milk crates and pine board to set my TV on in my first apartment. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 11:45 PM

It looks just like a cabinet !! Good disguise : )
Great job , Dad : )

Ditto on the crates and boards ..LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 11:59 PM

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 06-30-2012 12:11 AM

Funny thing is I didnt measure his TV and when I walked into the appartment and saw it setting on it I was happy to see that it had a good two inch extra on each side of the base of the TV. Thanks

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 12:45 AM

It’s cool when things work out like that : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 01:37 AM

Dusty,
No kidding huh! Better than when the bear has you by the tail. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#6 posted 06-30-2012 02:03 AM

LOL : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 03:35 AM

Very nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 06-30-2012 01:27 PM

3 hours!! Boy you work fast to look so good. Lots of room for chips and warm beer underneath too!
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#9 posted 07-02-2012 07:25 AM

Great work, I hope the boy appreciates it, my first furniture was akin to yours. Of course I had the luxury of watching my TV from a collapsable deck chair with cutlery “borrowed” from the staff canteen…....Ah happy days :)

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#10 posted 07-02-2012 11:27 AM

Here is an update! Gene you hit it right on the head and didn’t even know it. We had a major storm move through Ohio on Friday evening knocking out power to more than 60% of the state, including my son. So warm beer and smashed chips he had. Three days later and still no power and his first day at work at the new job postponed until they have power. Fortunately, I live in a power grid four blocks from a hospital and never go more that 20 minutes without power. We became the laundry center and bath house for family and friends. If I only had a portable mill I could have made some beautiful lumber out of the very large maples and oaks that got blown over in the storm. Oh well. Cheers to all!

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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