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post #1 of 3 Old 02-09-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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My first project: TV stand

Bare in mind that I do not lay claim to any professional trade skills here, just a simple guy attempting to create a simple TV stand. I'm one of those 'how does this work? Let's find out by trying' type of men. Because that is fun, right? I do waste more materials that way however I get all the wood from work for free so, oh well. I made up this design in my head and wanted it to be as simple as possible so I wouldn't discourage myself and taint my perspective before I get started.

I decided to use ceder because, well, I had a ton of it sitting around and I sure like the way it looks stained. I wanted a bit of rustic but natural look. I used 2x's for the frame and 1x's for the shelves. I used 3 inch grip-rite coated deck screws to hold the frame, F26 adhesive, wood glue and 2 inch finishing nails for the shelves. I decided not to sand any of it. The 1x's ceder are rough/smooth sided and I choose to put the smooth out. I ran into trouble deciding what the heck to do with shelving, spacing etc. For the moment I only need space for the surround sound reviver and PS3 so I have one shelf divided for that purpose. I left the bottom portion open for really, the lack of a better idea. I suppose I can add a shelf later on if I feel its needed. I wonder if I need to use a polyurethane clear coat on it? I really do not want a shine to it at all 48"Wx27"Hx22"D

Don't worry, I added bracing on the bottom that is not shown in the pictures. It's quite solid.




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I liked it a lot, right up until the stain pic. Not my preferred look, but then again it's not mine, so great job ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Great job on it. I like what you did, because I have a TV and an xbox - I was planning to do something similar to this using wood pallets. Love the color too. Nice work.
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