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    Default The Offical "Trey's TV Stand" Project Thread

    Yep, the 2006-2007 school year is here. I have a mega project on hand...

    The biggest, the most challenging project I have done to date.

    Ive done the speakers. Ive done the speakers in furniture quality, Ive done desks, cabinets, end tables, the works...

    But this TV stand is going to be a challenge...

    All Oak Plywood construction, solid oak trim, with Walnut accents...

    Will have Side shelves to hold the lowly gear such as the VCR, XBox, etc...

    Will have a middle shelf for the amp, preamp, DVDP, CDP, etc...

    And a top drawer that when opened will have a CD binder in it to flip through...and a drawer on the side of it, assuming room allows - that will hold like XBox controller and such...

    Will have plans shortly...

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    We got PICS!
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    Well we all should know by now you are the one who could make something great from those parts.


    Good Luck :)

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    Thanks.

    Hopefully you are right. This is gonna be tough...

    And mistakes will cost an arm and a leg unfortunately... hopefully there wont be tooo many...

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    I have all the confidence you can do it. Have faith in your self. :)

    BTW making mistakes is the fact you're only human :)


    Now standby for the cool posting.... You've gotten the wisdom post.

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    Well, if the entire project goes like today went - it will be very smooth sailing.

    But really, getting it cut out is the easy part, its getting it put together with as little holes on the exterior as possible thats hard...

    I got a feeling "glue" is going to be the trick for this one! About 3 or 4 more days of cutting out though...

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    That with some good glue, small nails to internal bracing.

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    Can you post a schematic diagram of the TV stand? What are the dimensions?
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    I left them at school... I meant to bring them home - but alas did not...

    Will have something Monday...

    I believe I dimensioned it out at like 52x24x24 - its big. Especially for my room, but I dont plan to live here for forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    But really, getting it cut out is the easy part, its getting it put together with as little holes on the exterior as possible thats hard...

    I got a feeling "glue" is going to be the trick for this one!
    Have you ever doweled or used biscuits? You should check into it...
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    are those the lil "lemon" shaped things?

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    Yes.
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    I hate those things. lol...

    Id love to do a route joint and just slide the wood in there with a lil glue. To much room for error though.

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    How about using a pocket hole jig... Is it a cool as old fashioned joinery? nope, but things go together soooooo fast... (and nothing visible on the outside).

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    Very cool project, just take your time and if you have any questions please feel free to shot me a PM. I started building furniture in High School also and over the years have learned ALOT of tricks to the trade. The only problem I seem to have anymore is I can't build it fast enough for people.
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    I was considering pocket screws...

    But where that type of connection (so to speak) would be used, the wood would not be thick enough...

    Thanks Grimster, I probally will be getting some ideas from you soon...

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    They make router bits specifically sized for plywood. If you wanna dado, that is.

    There ain't nothing wrong w/ biscuits. They make a good joint, and are a little more forgiving than dowels.
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    Yeah, I'm a fan of the biscuits, too. Basically I dado, use biscuits & pocket holes... anything else isn't worth the efffort considering how lousy I am at finishing.

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    Ive messed with biscuit joints one or two times before, and my real preference overall is screws to be honest with you, hehe...

    Im going to find a way to do this...

    but I got a feeling its going to involve lots of clamps, and lots of glue!!!

    But thats not nessicarially a bad thing...

    Thanks for the advice and comments...

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    I come with pics...

    Basically... I glued them together end to end - and I plan to attach the shelf inbetween, put screws where I can. Then I am going to go in and put 90 degree angle pieces in the corners to reinforce it...

    But here is one of the side shelves...

    I am going to glue a molding strip to the end of the shelf, then take it to school and cut it to the correct size...

    Haha, you can tell I havnt used my shop in a while, its a freaking MESS.

    PS: On the right side of the 2nd pic, I put the backside of the plywood to the inside of the shelf, so you saw the good side from the front... ;)
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    Did you glue that top shelf on the top of your sides? I can't tell.
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    the shelf is actually just laying there on the ground... it is going to be in the "middle" - elevated....

    The top and the bottom are big gigantic pieces...

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    OK. I would suggest you add some cleats. You can screw and glue them, have ALOT more support for your shelf and not see the screws.
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    Too late now, but I would have dado'd a 1/4" deep slot the whole way around for the middle shelf, then just used finish nails from the outside to hold it in place... The shelf whould be supported on 3 sides, so less sagging possible. Cleats are definitely a good idea at this point.

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    Will check out cleats...

    No nails or screws will be used on the front or visible sides of this project..if I can help it...

    THanks for the advice and comments...
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    Not sure what a cleat is...

    But basically my original intention was to take some solid oak, and attach it to the side of the cabinet and set the shelf on there, then fasten the shelf to it...

    Or plan AA

    Is to put the shelf in there to where I want it, put about 3 screws in the back of the cabinet, one at the front near the edge where the walnut will cover, then two or 3 across the back of the shelf... that + glue...

    To me that would be fairly adequate...

    Im putting screws in this shelf, just not to where I have to plug the holes... I hate plugs

    Im not a fancy carpenter... possibly because my skill level isnt there...

    I can just cut everything accurately and put it together flush and thats about it... ;)
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    You've got the right ideas, though.

    But basically my original intention was to take some solid oak, and attach it to the side of the cabinet and set the shelf on there, then fasten the shelf to it...
    That's a cleat. Put them along the back too.

    You do have a long unsupported span in the front. If you have the wood, cut a piece of your trim 3/4 x 1 1/4 and rout a 1/4 deep rabbet in it and trim the front of the shelf with it. It will help with the sagging.
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    I suppose when you say front, you mean the front of the shelf in the picture...

    I plan to incase the corners of the project in solid walnut - that would be the trim on the front - if I am understanding you correctly...

    I really need to get my plans on here though... just havnt had the time to scan them...

    Thanks for all your advice so far...

    PS - this is the side of the cabinet...

    The actual TV Stand is around 52" wide...
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    Yeah, I need to see the plans...
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    is this TV stand going to go in your room? Just curious.. cool project though.

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