|Project by TZH||posted 11-18-2013 04:16 PM||2351 views||6 times favorited||20 comments|
For our Son’s (that’s him in the last three photos trying to help put it together) birthday this year we decided to do another TV stand like we did for his Sister awhile back. This is the result.
The slab shelves are cottonwood stained with Rust-o-Leum cabernet and the pedestals are ponderosa pine stained with Minwax deep red-mahogany that is more brown than red (we wanted that for the contrast).
I don’t know about anyone else, but the more I work with cottonwood, the more I like the grain for these types of projects. It’s certainly not the easiest wood to work with, but when a crotch (third photo) is available, it can look like pretty incredible.
The challenge in creating something like this for me is to get the individual pieces to flow together. He’s happy with the results, and so am I because he’s happy.
Here are some photos of the work in progress:
My router planer was actually the most used tool in my workshop on this project. I’ve made a couple of modifications to it in order to accommodate larger pieces:
That took care of the width, but length was still an issue. So, I “stabilized” my long runners more and the results were very satisfactory:
Thanks for looking.