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Cherry TV Stand/Chest of "Drawers"

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Project by NX1992 posted 531 days ago 1394 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Cherry TV Stand/Chest of "Drawers"
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This TV stand was built to resemble a chest of drawers. The upper two flaps fold down to access system components. The bottom space is a drawer used to store DVDs. I would have preferred building a chest with inset doors and perhaps a bit more interesting style, but this was built to match an existing chest of drawers and the woman for whom I was building it wanted overlay doors with maple trim – so that’s what she got. It is finished with General Finishes water-based stain over Charles Neil’s blotch control, top-coated with Target Coatings’ waterborne production lacquer, plus two coats of their waterborne conversion varnish for the tabletop. It’s made of cherry (mix of solid and furniture-grade ply) with maple banding over a milk-painted poplar plinth.

-- Dan





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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Very nice work, that looks amazing.

Did anybody else find themselves clicking the smaller versions on the right-hand side, only to realize it’s just one picture?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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dnick

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#2 posted 530 days ago

That’s a very nice piece. Really well done. Are you having any heat problems ? I built a cabinet with glass panel doors & found out it gets pretty hot in there, even tough I have pretty big cutouts in the back.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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NX1992

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#3 posted 530 days ago

Sorry for the confusing photo, Ed.

Dnick, the heat hasn’t seemed to be a problem, but it definitely was my biggest concern. Fortunately, the woman who owns it barely ever turns on her receiver, and her tv/dvd components are short enough to leave about three inches of space between them and the top. There is a small vent in the back, and she leaves the flap down when the components are on. If it seems to be a problem, I’ll install a little cabinet fan on the back (since really, it is just a cabinet on a plinth) – just wanted to avoid that initially. I suppose time will tell.

-- Dan

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