The wife and I have wanted a new table to put our TV and assorted electronics on for quite a while now. The table we had been using finally gave out so it was now or never. The top will be made out of 5/4 poplar I ripped, set on edge and glued. I had planned on just ripping all the slats the same length, but I got a real god deal on some poplar that wasn't long enough so I pieced it together. Because of that, and my lack of enough clamps, I had to glue the table top in 3 sets and then put it all together. I finished the final glue up last night just before bed. It will be 14" deep, 60" wide and 1.5" thick once I get at it tonight with the belt sander and square off the ends. This would be a great project to have a drum sander!
The base will be made from wood that originally came from my high school gym's bleachers. My dad made each of us kids a shelving unit out of some of it about 20 yrs ago. It didn't really fit size wise in our house anymore so I took it apart and will be cutting the pieces to fit my needs for the console. I'll get pics of that soon. This all has to be done by Thursday night as we have some guest coming Friday and watching a TV that sits on the floor isn't very much fun.