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tv corner unit for my freinds #1: The design

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Blog entry by ttewelca posted 423 days ago 991 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friends asked me to make them a corner unit for them and, being the nice fellow I am, I said yes. Being only 19 this is the first project I have ever done outside of college; so as you can expect I’m a tad nervous, but not deterred! I’ve kept the design fairly simple and as they have space constraints on both getting it into the house and the space it’s going into. It needed a funny cut out to fit the TV without which would cut down on the DVD storage space and to be made modular. I think the maximum space they have is about the width and height of a door frame. for reference the tallest unit is about 1.8m (6’) tall.

I don’t know what you think but I don’t think it looks half bad.

and as modular sections

With a degree of dead space in the corner piece I added double stacked DVD storage as shown below, which they were happy about (“our DVD collection isn’t going to shrink”).

Simple housings and rebates, nothing too complicated right? I can get all of the structural bits and pieces out of 4 2440mmx1220mmx18mm(8’x4’x3/4”) sheets of plywood/MDF depending on which they prefer and 1 sheet of 6mm (1/4”) ply for the backs and the DVD storage.

Also on either end there will be a cutout of a tree shape, which i have yet to design… but other than that I think it’s do-able. More posts to follow when I get round to actually doing it, they don’t need it immediately so I’ve got a few weeks to gather the tools I need. Any tips and tricks are more than welcome. MORE POSTS TO FOLLOW! :)

Thanks,
Ttewelca



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#1 posted 423 days ago

Is it being painted?

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#2 posted 423 days ago

Definitely, I can’t stand the sight of mdf or plywood. I believe they are going to paint it a green, bringing more nature and trees into the living room.

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#3 posted 423 days ago

If it’s being painted, you’re making a lot of work and potential for errors by joining it all that way, glue and screws are your friends here, and filler.

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#4 posted 423 days ago

probably, i was trying to keep it from moving about while i put it together… that and i tend to go overkill, probably because it’s the first project. how would you recommend i join it?

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