My GF saw a TV unit she liked the design of but didn’t like the glossy black external finish. I really didn’t like the price (selling in stores for $2500+) The only answer was to make my own.
I had a heap of 19mm TasOak DAR in various widths (65- 135mm) left over 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 center top is open, directly below is a flip down door and 2 drawers top and bottom on the right.
I’ll probably finish it over this coming weekend. I need to make and fit the 2 drawers, sand and seal everything then a trip to Bunnings to find some suitable legs.
So I finished this over the weekend. I found suitable legs at Bunnings for $4 each. I then got the belt sander out and quickly sanded the outside and front then finished by hand with a big block and 180 then 240.
It wasn’t till now that I noticed I had somehow managed stuff up the fronts. After a great debate with my GF on whether to scrap them and start again or leave as is. I did as I was told and applied wax. I used gilley stephensons products just as I’d used on other items I’ve made previously.
Overall I’m pretty happy with it and it’s already filled and put to use.
Wow @stackhat, what a fantastic project! You and your partner must be thrilled with the end result.
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