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Project by bonobo posted 11-14-2012 07:05 AM 1785 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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





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#1 posted 11-14-2012 07:42 AM

I like the design and the build

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 11:52 AM

its nice except the drawer seems off. was that intentional?

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 01:26 PM

Nice style and clean lines. I like it but I wold of made the draw match the opening under it. But that’s just my take.
Because you said!
It’s based on an old French-Canadian farmhouse cupboard I saw on the internet.”
I would say You Aced It! Nice Work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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bonobo

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 02:21 PM

I know what you mean about the drawer and I agree but I figured I’d follow the original’s placement. I was wondering if the reasoning was that in the pine original, centering it over the door would put it too close to the tenon on the end and more liable to split. If I had to do it again, I would center it and not worry because this 100 year old Douglas fir is super strong.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 02:32 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 05:06 PM

I like it very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 08:35 PM

Neat, sturdy and functional piece.

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Surfside

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 10:04 PM

That kind of work makes me happy.

-- "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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#9 posted 11-15-2012 12:12 AM

One of a kind : )

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

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 02:42 PM

I love the idea, but I want to build it but I have to have a plan is there one i can find for this project

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