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    W.I.P. - TV stand

    For a few weeks, been building a TV stand, similar to one Swmbo seen at a local furniture store. Measures 33H x 18W x 56L , using red oak and red oak plys. I am almost ready for stain. Built on the fly, and I had a few problems to overcome. Had to cut a lip on the 7/8" thick doors, base 1" too narrow. I almost used all the one 3/4"- 4x8 sheet of ply. A few pics.
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ID:	43242bead detail. Was supposed to be 1 bead, but a mistake in bit height had me cutting another pass lower to rescue the pieces

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ID:	43244 20" wide top! I added 3.5" oak band on the remaining ply I had.

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ID:	43249test assembly, shelves, top, back, base are all removable for finishing. I am using a metal clip I bought to hold the top and base on. Cutting a biscuit slot on the inside of the oak frame for the clip to fit into.

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    its great to see you post your work. Its always so sharp, and the incorporation of spinning and flatwork is always great.

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    Very nice work Bryan, you always an inspiration to me.

    What made you screw on the back? Are you going to make a hole/slot in the rear for running cables through from the reciever/dvd to the tv or are you going to go through the top with one of them desk type hole covers.

    I like the detail on the legs and the rail. Good to hear that a guy like you also makes mistakes, makes me feel human.

    That door lip is a nice touch. Whats going to hold them closed ...friction or magnets.

    How would you say your cost of material turned out versus store retail price of the unit you saw.
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    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Good to hear that a guy like you also makes mistakes, makes me feel human.

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    he didnt make a mistake, the router did.I thought you guys said its not a mistake, its a last minute design change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Very nice work Bryan, you always an inspiration to me.

    What made you screw on the back? Are you going to make a hole/slot in the rear for running cables through from the reciever/dvd to the tv or are you going to go through the top with one of them desk type hole covers.
    I like the detail on the legs and the rail. Good to hear that a guy like you also makes mistakes, makes me feel human.

    That door lip is a nice touch. Whats going to hold them closed ...friction or magnets.

    How would you say your cost of material turned out versus store retail price of the unit you saw.
    I'll bore 3 - 1.25" dia holes in the mid of 1/4" panel for all the wire for 3 components.

    Back panel removable for ease of spraying. No bounce back in your face. ..Hinges are self closing.. Store tv stand is $1200, mine under $200. Here is the store TV stand we looked at, pic from their website.
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    Last edited by Bryan Cowing; 03-09-2010 at 09:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Cowing View Post
    Store was $1200+13% tax, mine under $200. Here is the store TV stand we looked at, pic from their website.
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    Very nice. I'm sure yours is much better built thant the store model, too.

    The doors on the store model are interesting. They look like maybe mica panels put together like stained glass would be. A nice departure from the usual raised panel doors, but beyond the scope of what I'd be capable of, I'm sure.

    I really like the design of yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Cowing View Post
    Store was $1200+13% tax, mine under $200. Here is the store TV stand we looked at, pic from their website.
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    the TAXES add up to 156 dollars so you save 44 dollars +

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray hampton View Post
    the TAXES add up to 156 dollars so you save 44 dollars +
    Funny math, Ray. I make it a $1156.00 savings. Nice chunk of change, and a much nicer TV cabinet to boot.
    Jim D.
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    Bryan I actually like your interpertation of the cabinet better. Yours to me has more of a custom look. Nice crisp clean lines. The one in the picture from the website looks like something I would see in walmart.

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    Seeing this fine looking work is giving me the itch to make one for myself. Now, where to fit it in on my already overloaded to-do list?
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