TVdenza Build

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!

old tv stand

 

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.

TVdenza part 1 – prefab guts #ikea

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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.

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Trying out some stains.

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Some bro assistance at home depot. I’ll have a workshop someday.

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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.

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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.

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8 cuts later, starting to come together.

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veneer edging takes this from ‘cute plywood box’ to ‘sweet wood box’.

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6″ tapered solid walnut legs for midcentury modern strength

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conditioner, sand, stain, sand, polyurethane, wet sand, polish

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TVdenza complete

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The end.

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