|Project by bonobo||posted 11-14-2012 07:05 AM||1847 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This TV stand was my first hand tool furniture project. I put it together with mortise and tenons from reclaimed Douglas fir trim that we pulled out of our dining room. I used hand planes to dress all the boards and laminate the legs. The pot board shelf is frame and panel construction. The top is just stained pine with several coats of garnet shellac. It’s a weird design but it gives easy access to the back of the stereo hardware, the cupboard is for my nephew’s Wii stuff and the drawer holds remotes. It’s based on an old French-Canadian farmhouse cupboard I saw on the internet.
Robert Wearing’s Essential Woodworker was my handbook and it served me very well. It was a fun project and a good excuse to practice variety of fundamental skills.
-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain