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Completed May 2005. After purchasing a widescreen TV, I opted to make a stand that matched my end table and coffee table.

I incorporated the same design elements from the previous tables to include the top edge profile, fluted legs, and beaded frame members.

Side panels are normally blocked by the tower speakers.

The stand works great with our 60” plasma and has room for the center channel speaker, amp, Blue-Ray, DVR, and gaming systems.

-- Mark, Florida





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 569 days ago

Super looking TV stand.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DustyMark

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#2 posted 569 days ago

Thanks Jim! I’m still catching up on posting existing projects.

-- Mark, Florida

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#3 posted 569 days ago

Outstanding

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 569 days ago

Like the fluting. And the function!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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lysdexic

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#5 posted 569 days ago

Mark, you are a productive fellow. I hope you like your Harmony One remote as much as I like mine.

I just mounted an 80” TV a couple weeks ago. It far exceeded the capacity of my old entertainment center. Now my components are sitting a make shift cabinet. Thus, a console like yours in sorely needed. I am the idea/design stage right now. I’d love to hear more about the construction of yours.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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DustyMark

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#6 posted 568 days ago

Scott:

I love the harmony remote. My stepdaughters can’t stand it! You’d think, at 50, I’d be the one who is technology challenged!

Here are some key dimensions to consider as you design your TV table. Top is 57” long and 24” wide and sits at 24” high. There is 6” of useable height on the top shelf and 10 3/4” on the bottom shelf.

The shelves are 3/4” cherry plywood with a solid wood edge applied. These are rabbetted into the sides of the case. The front edge is not glued to the fluted leg. Rather, I cut a very accurate notch using my sliding crosscut table on my tablesaw.

This is a view of the bottom shelf from the front and looking back. It shows that the 2” stiffener in the back is mortised into the fluted back legs and the plywood shelf rides in a groove dadoed into the stiffener.

This is a view of the mortise and tenon top frame. I processed the dadoes for this at the same time as the plywood shelves. I obviously didn’t want to attach a plywood subshelf to a solid wood top due to dissimilar expansion and contration

This view, from the back, shows the 2” stiffeners and shelves as they connect to the legs and case sides. The back stiffeners are essential to help prevent the shelves and top from sagging.

The case side is a solid wood panel, 19” tall. I chose to run the grain horizontally to match the other pieces in the set. I didn’t think it would look right with the grain running vertically. For wood expansion and contraction issues, it’s a “Catch 22.” Running the grain horizontally ran the risk of splitting the sides because the grain of the legs runs vertically. I got around this issue by not applying glue out the very ends of the panel. However, this ensured that the grain of the shelves and the subframe would run the correct direction. The issues are reversed when running the grain vertically.

Another consideration is that this is an excessive span for the shelves without a front support similar to what I used in the back. I limited myself to an overall 24” top height to keep the TV at a good veiwing height. With this limit, I wouldn’t be able to fit my components on the shelves if I lost an extra 1 1/4” on each shelf and top for these stiffeners. If you make the table as wide as your TV, you might consider adding a middle leg that catches and supports each horizontal surface. The problem with this is that the center channel speaker would sit behind the middle leg or be off to one side. So many things to consider when designing. I hope this helps…

-- Mark, Florida

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joseph000

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#7 posted 474 days ago

Great work.Using cherry for woodworking is great especially when you’re making furniture because it stains easily and makes beautiful pieces.Wooden TV stands are a smart choice for any homes. It offers durability, solidity and reliability through the years of use.

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DustyMark

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#8 posted 464 days ago

Thanks. Cherry is usually my first choice for furniture wood. I use and oil finish and the sun gradually brings it to the color you see in my project gallery.

-- Mark, Florida

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