My girlfriend saw a TV unit she liked the design of but didn’t like the glossy black external finish. I didn’t like the price (selling in stores for over $2500). The only answer was to make my own.
I had a heap of 19mm Tasmanian Oak DAR in various widths (65–135mm) leftover from other projects, which I was able to biscuit and laminate. The T joints within the unit are dowelled and glued as are the butt joints around the external edges.
All drawers and cupboards are push to open. On the left is a full height door with an adjustable/removable shelf, the centre top is open, and directly below this is a flip down door and two drawers on the right.
I found suitable legs at Bunnings for $4 each. I then got the belt sander out and quickly sanded the outside and front, and then finished by hand with a sanding block, 180 grit then 240.
It wasn’t until then that I noticed I had somehow managed to stuff up the front. After a great debate with my girlfriend about whether to scrap it and start again or leave as is, I did as I was told and applied Gilly Stephenson's wax.
Overall I’m pretty happy with it and it’s already filled and put to use.
How to build an industrial wooden TV entertainment unit
Easy to make and conveniently on wheels, this step-by-step guide will show you how to build an entertainment unit that gives you great looking storage space for your lounge room: D.I.Y. Industrial TV Entertainment Unit.
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