|Project by SquintyPolock||posted 05-06-2013 03:11 PM||873 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I was hired by a co-worker to make this television stand. He is going to put it on top of his bedroom dresser to accommodate the dvd, cable box, etc. He provided a back-of-the-napkin-sketch and the dimensions. I got a little $$ for it; it’s never worth the time it takes, but I enjoyed the project.
The shelf is 40” long x 16” tall x 12” deep. The carcass is made of birch plywood; the top & face frame are made of poplar. The side decoration is something I bought at the craft store, about 5 years ago and never used until now.
This project was all about gluing and took about 2 months of weekend work. Projects are always slower with a toddler in toe – he always wants to help – I encourage him – time slips away too fast – and projects take 10 times longer to complete. Luckily, my client is a patient man.
I personally think the natural colors looked better, but my client wanted it black. I used Minwax ebony stain and a Minwax clear coat. I had a really hard time getting the stain to take; take note of some of the faded corners that just wouldn’t turn black. Black is so unforgiving; any minor imperfection in the finish is really highlighted. I told my client I roughed up the corners to create some visual interest; he didn’t care; he was just really happy with the overall finished product.
Thanks for taking a look.
-- It's all in a day's work...