I just finished up for a client who was looking for a TV Stand to place a 55″ flat screen TV on. Current they have this larger projection style TV that will be replaced (See Picture). To maintain the same height of TV they wanted this cabinet to be right at 20″ tall. Also, currently they have two side self units that stores their electronic components. These existing cabinets will butt up against my cabinet.
The overall size of this unit is 20″ tall x 15″ deep x 52″ long. Material selected is 3/4″ veneer red oak plywood with solid red oak face frame, drawer fronts, doors and top. Shelves on each end are adjustable up and down. The center drawers have soft close slides. The capacity of drawers will accommodate all forms of media even VHS tapes.
The lumber was purchased at a local saw mill. I purchased (3) Red Oak rough sawn 4/4 x 10″ x 8′ pieces. Total cost was $30. Figures about $1.50 per board foot. I think a mistake made?? Anyway after I started to plane each piece, I was surprised to see that one of the three pieces was quarter sawn. So I used that piece as drawer fronts, doors and bread board ends on top. Actually the reason for the bread board ends was I had cut length a bit short. I purchased the plywood from Lowes.
Finish is Minwax Satin Polyurethane I applied using my Earlex HV5500 HVLP spayer. (Love that thing). I applied three coats with sanding a between.
The tools I have is an old Mark V shopsmith that not very good, a 6″ bench style jointer and 12″ benchtop plane.