|Project by Oldtool||posted 04-03-2013 05:28 PM||1573 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Made this cabinet for my wife a few years ago, when she decided to buy a newer style wide screen digital TV. At first, just the cabinet was made, then half of the component holder on top was made when we had to set the cable box somewhere, then this was expanded when she purchased a Blu-Ray – DVD player. Therefore, not all the wood is the same.
The cabinet is eastern white pine, the top is reclaimed wormy chestnut. You can see the original nail holes with rusted discoloring in the chestnut. The component sections are cutoffs from other projects, some hard maple, some soft maple, some curly maple, some ???. I was out of the pine, and I wasn’t about to make the components sections with my remaining chestnut, it cost me 5 times the price of all the pine I needed for this build.
All trim cut with old molding planes, raised panel doors by hand, mortise & tenon joints along with dovetails where appropriate. Finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, three or four coats with light steel wool in between.
After all this work, as you can see, the only channel this TV gets is QVC.
Thanks for viewing.
-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln