Television Stand

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Project by SquintyPolock posted 05-06-2013 03:11 PM 1209 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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.


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#1 posted 05-09-2013 01:52 PM

It still looks great in black. I like it. Simple design but well crafted. Great job!

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