The TV Console
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A visit to my Dad’s workshop

The carver’s bench. My Dad with some of his projects. Note the wood chips on the floor.

I stopped by my Dad’s workshop this past Sunday. He needs a new TV stand and I dropped by to talk to him about what he wants and to take a look at the available space for it. When I arrived, he had the door up to his basement wood carving shop – it was a nice fall Sunday afternoon. I found him at his workbench where he was brushing away some wood chips.

We talked for a little while and as we headed for the stairs, I took a few snap shots of his carving area…

Tools of the trade. Many sharp chisels at the ready. Note the all important boom box and more wood chips on the floor.

Waiting for final touches. So many projects, so little time. Here several carvings in various stages of completion.

Carvings everywhere. Sort of an exaggeration, but there were many carvings ready to be finished for the perfect gift.

The display table. Located in the foyer of his home, this table proudly displays some of my Dad’s carvings.

Time for retirement. This TV stand has served it’s purpose for about 20 years, so it is time for an update. Note the DVD player on the floor to the right.

The dimensions. Here are the measurements of the existing TV stand.

I made this TV stand soon after graduating from the University of Alabama more than 25 years ago. I was still fresh from completing a woodworking shop class. The course was titled “Wood Technology” and I had full use of a professional grade workshop (it had the largest bandsaw I have seen to date).

This TV stand is pine stained a moderately dark brown – some of the trim is fir. This joinery is Elmer’s carpenter glue and nails. There is something to be said for really simple joinery.

I still have not completed the built-in cabinet for my daughter’s bathroom; and it is not like me to tackle more than one project at a time. But, I need to get this project started, so I will now have two things to write about on this blog. Should be interesting.

In the coming weeks, I will use Google SketchUp to discuss some design ideas for this new project which I will call “The TV Console.”

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During the week, I sell flooring products for The Dixie Group. Weekends, you'll find me in my basement workshop making furniture.

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