My old TV came on this ∞-pound stand which doesn’t match anything else I own…made of depleted uranium I’m certain. It had to go. Incredibly, it fetched $40 on Craigslist!
There aren’t many TV stands for sale that I like for less than a few thousand dollars. After googling around for a while, came upon the IKEA ‘fauxdenza‘ and was hooked on the look.
I wanted it to be walnut, but couldn’t find readily available chunks of solid wood in the dimensions I needed (for a price I wanted to pay). Home Depot will sell you 3/4″ plywood finished in walnut, and ship you some of the sheets via UPS for <10 bucks (somehow). Veneer edging is the bomb.
Trying out some stains.
Some bro assistance at home depot. I’ll have a workshop someday.
The honda fit really is extraordinary. You can literally fit a 8′ long board inside with no open doors/windows and sit comfortably next to it. Fit is go.
since the corners didn’t need to be strong (the IKEA guts make up the structure), I chose mitered joints. using a scrap piece of wood and some wood clamps as a guide (and measuring many times), I was able to rip off a nice 45-degree miter with my cordless circular saw.
8 cuts later, starting to come together.
veneer edging takes this from ‘cute plywood box’ to ‘sweet wood box’.
6″ tapered solid walnut legs for midcentury modern strength
conditioner, sand, stain, sand, polyurethane, wet sand, polish