Pics Jew Yankme Workshop Jr

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So I hated our TV stand. The center channel was too big to fit right under the TV, it had a lot of wasted space, and was wide open so wires were everywhere. We looked at Ikea and couldn't find anything cheap. So I decided that I would build one. Total cost for lumber and stuff was <$200.

Probably the best part was that since this was my biggest project yet, I made quite a few mistakes. Hopefully I won't repeat them. I was able to 'fix' most of them. The rest I don't think anyone other than me will notice.

So, it started with this SketchUp design:
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And some birch plywood (I think I wish I would have selected oak plywood, but oh well)
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I hated that our old stand was so hard to move. This one now has wheels :happy:
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This is a box:
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This is things coming together:
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This is me thinking that staining it before putting it together was a good idea.
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Now comes the oak trimmings to hide the plywood!
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Now comes the realization that I used pocket screws and to flush the plugs to the wood requires me to fuck up my stain job!
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All better, sorta
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Installed
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Mean Mr. Mustard

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Bit of a learning curve for sure. But in my case it was well worth it, because I was able to immediately spot some sh*t that wouldn't work. There is also a neat plugin for it that will do the most efficient cut list for ya.


Ill give it a go then. I think I have a full install of it sitting on the hdd at home.