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…
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.”