Cherry Widescreen TV Stand

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I built this cherry TV stand for my friend Phil that I worked with for many years. He gave me the dimensions and I came up with an initial drawing. After a couple of iterations, we came up with a design that we thought would look good.

Sketchup ModelThis was my first time using Sketchup for a design. After a few tutorials and videos, it didn’t take long to get the hang of it.

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The carcass is made out of A1 cherry plywood with a cherry face frame.

The carcass is made out of A1 cherry plywood with a cherry face frame.

 

For the glass doors, I used my Leigh FMT jig.

For the glass doors, I used my Leigh FMT jig.

 

I applied two coats of a 1.5# cut of dark garnet shellac. This gave the cherry some nice instant aging.

I applied two coats of a 1.5# cut of dark garnet shellac. This gave the cherry some nice instant aging.

 

After the shellac, I applied three coats of Waterlox original sealer/finish. I think this finish just looks awesome on cherry.

After the shellac, I applied three coats of Waterlox original sealer/finish. I think this finish just looks awesome on cherry.

 

The cabinet has dimable lights in it.

The cabinet has dimable lights in it.

 

The top is 5/4 cherry. Running it through my drum sander was a little tricky and scary but it came out just fine.

The top is 5/4 cherry. Running it through my drum sander was a little tricky and scary but it came out just fine.

 

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