I have been pouring over some magazines I use to get my creative juices flowing. I am contemplating the design of my Dad’s TV console – my next project.
One of my favorite magazines is Traditional Home. This magazine often mixes traditional home environments as well as those with a modern touch. The photo above caught my attention. It features a vanity that was pulled from a yacht. I like it for it’s simplicity, something I need for the TV console since I don’t have much time to work on it. The photo below shows the footprint I am thinking about for this project.
With the increased width of current TV’s, I have felt it necessary to expand the width of the new console. Another reason to do this is to provide more space for the electronics. In my previous post, I noted that my Dad’s DVD player sat on the carpeted floor. A wider console would allow for side-by-side stacking of video equipment as shown in the photo below…
I was laying in bed yesterday morning and my thoughts turned to this project. I’m thinking about keeping the depth of the console the same, but increase the width to something like 42 inches. And I am thinking of some simple, but beefy corner posts that elevate the console off the floor. Also, I want to add some visual interest by having the face frame step back via some sort of molding.
I am thinking at this point that this design is getting a little Asian in nature – hummmm…but, I’ll finish the illustration and see what it looks like – click the photos below for a larger view:
My only concern with this design is that it is still too complex to be completed by Christmas. I have a second drawing underway of what I hope is a even more simple design that has a more traditional look. That post is coming soon (and for the heck of it, the above TV console design is copywright 2010 by Jeff Branch, not that anyone would want to copy it).
I feel my SketchUp skills are moving along nicely.