tv stand extension in progress

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Project by shawnc2201 posted 08-18-2008 03:23 AM 2441 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine moved in to a new house and decided to put a tv stand in his bedroom, the stand that he put the tv on was to short to see the tv over the end of the bed. he asked me if i could build an extension of the original tv stand. the extension is built from birch ply and pine for the trim the lighter wood on front is a new veneer from band it products that I used, it irons on and worked really well especially when you have a $60.00 budget. I still have a ways to go, a final sanding and finishing any suggestions on a good finish to use please tell, only stipulation is that it has to be cherry in color.


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#1 posted 08-18-2008 11:39 AM

Looking good!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 08-18-2008 02:52 PM

I like the shape.

As for finishing, I’d recommend a traditional stain followed by polyurethane approach. If you are matching the piece that this is going on top of, I suggest buying two cans of stain….one lighter and one darker than the color you are trying to match. Then experiment with cutoffs from your project until you find a mixture of the two stains that looks closest to your original.

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#3 posted 08-19-2008 02:21 AM

Very good idea, and nice job with the build.

Charlie gave you the best advice as far as color. I really like using Minwax fast drying poly. It covers really well with only 2 or 3 coats and you don’t need to wait all day between coats.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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