Popular Post legenddc Posted October 17, 2021 Popular Post Report Share Posted October 17, 2021 After months and months of discussions and a possible refusal to build a farmhouse TV stand with barn doors, I'm finally ready to start working on my next big project, a sideboard TV stand. I must have gone through 500 pictures of TV stands before I finally found what my wife wanted, The Contemporary Sideboard from FineWoodworking #277. I did a rough full size sketch so we could make sure it fit where it's going. The TV is going to be mounted on the wall so I'm not concerned about the weight of it on the stand. Ours will be made from all cherry and will have 4 doors. The legs will be shorter so the TV isn't up too high. Since they're basically a stand for the cabinet I can always make taller ones if we want to repurpose it later. So picture the above in all cherry, another door wider and lower. After finding a new lumber dealer I finally have all of the wood that I need for this unless I really screw things up. I don't have a Domino (only biscuits) so the joinery for the miter joints and interior vertical divider will have to be improvised. I'd like to try mitering all 4 sides but Chestnut suggested just the tops with mitered trim all around. Depending on how the top two corners go that may change my mind. How to reinforce the miter? I need to come up with a way to clamp all of this. It will be about 64" wide so if I go full length clamps some more and extenders will have to be purchased/made. The doors will be inset and I'm not sure what door hinges I need. The trim on the case will stick out some so I need to find the right style. For the back of the case is it better to go with a 15"tall x 32" wide panel with the grain vertically or horizontally? I haven't fully thought through the wood movement issue. I'll have to test it when I get to the doors, but I'm debating on running the grain vertically for the panels. I think I have a wide enough board to only need one with continuous grain but I don't know how it will look. Hopefully after this week I can start on this. Being as I have a long panel to glue up and a short shop I'm going to be limited to working on this during the weekend when the kids are awake. Once those parts are sorted I can keep chipping away at night on things. Open and welcome to any suggestions, tips, criticism, etc. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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