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Project by ronstar posted 04-21-2008 02:53 AM 1554 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this TV stand for my mother in law. Its cherry with 6 coats of Minwax wipe-on poly satin followed by Minwax paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool. I probably should have put a back on it to help hide the cords, but she can put something on the bottom shelf to hide them.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 02:56 AM

Great job. I am sure your mother in law is beaming with pride.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 03:37 AM

Hi Ron,

This is a nice entertainment stand and it adds some storage as well. You did a good job of finishing the cherry.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 03:57 AM

Good looking stand!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-21-2008 04:04 AM

Nice table and I likr the finish. Did you do any prep on it besides sanding?

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 05:01 AM

Very nice ,,,clean and straight forward design …...your own plans ?? Great finish as well

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 02:11 PM

Very Nice Job Ron, You must have planned ahead, The TV is perfect fit. I wouldn’t worry about the cords, I’m looking at the table and hadn’t even noticed the cords. If you wanted you might run them over along the underneath the back top overhang and down the leg (just a thought). The table looks to be the Ideal size to double for a coffee table as well. I’m sure that your Mother-in-Law simply loves it. Keep the projects coming.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#7 posted 04-21-2008 03:51 PM

very nice job. I remember you talking about not wanting to stain it and jsut sun aging it. It came out really nice that way. the cherry looks beautiful too. thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 04-22-2008 11:48 AM

Sandhill – no prep besides sanding – but I did use wood conditioner as the first coat. I was going to stain it but I changed my mind. I put on the poly after the wood conditioner

Dusty – kind of my own plans – I saw a similar table and gave mine the same design to fit her tv. Finish looks darker and smoother in person.

Pappyjohn – my wife is already working on the cord issue – some foo-foo floral arrangement or whatever on the bottom shelf.

Thanks for all the great comments!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#9 posted 08-13-2008 08:47 PM

This is great. Looks like you’ve even got some curl on the legs.

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#10 posted 08-14-2008 06:46 AM

Perfect size for the TV. Nice sturdy look, and a wonderful finish. Plus you earned bonus points with your mother-in-law! Great job!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 11-02-2008 03:53 PM

Someting inerestinh here…
I’m keen to know more about “wood conditioner”. How does it work? Soften the wood? Or close the open pore?


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