Cherry TV cabinet

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Project by Michigander posted 11-06-2012 02:02 PM 1742 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a LONG gestation period, my TV cabinet was finally born! This is my second project, so much of the delays were due to ignorance of needed tools and expertise, but persistance pays.
The case is 3/4” cherry ply with the top made from 3 curly cherry boards. The bottom center section has a false back to hide the wires. The shelves are adjustable but I don’t like all the drill holes, so I probably would do fixed shelves if I was doing it again. The back is 1/4” ply cut to vent at top and bottom.
The cherry ply was very blotchy so I decided to use Charles Neil’s pre stain conditioner, which I put on everything. It blocked the blotches on the plywood, but the curls on the cherry top came through beautifully.
Following Charles Neil’s formula, I then put a coat of Transtint yellow water based dye, followed by a coat of General Finished Antique Cherry. Five coats of General Finishes water based urethane topped off the project. All finishes were applied before assembly. I just taped off the joints.
Next is a side table.
Have a good day.

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 02:09 PM

Very nice. I know how a job can take a lot of time. I have spent over 6 months just planning a project.

Just keep at it.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 05:22 PM

Oh.. This looks great !I like the design . Not too complicated but very classy.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 06:31 PM

Wow that’s nice,great job. My first thought was great finish looks like a finish Charles would end up with.

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 06:45 PM

Very USEFUL AND APPEALING PROJECT! I can appreciate the full inset doors and what it takes to get them spaced right.
The finish looks first rate and makes all the difference.
Any plans?

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 09:33 PM

Svelte and classy! I have always liked furnitures with clean look.

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 03:50 PM

Thanks guys! Yea, fitting the inset doors were a challange, but I would not hesitate to do them again. Sorry, there are no plans, I just researched premium commercial units and came up with my own design.

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