With this post, the TV Console project made great strides towards taking its final shape. Until now, you sort of had to use your imagination. The SketchUp drawings have been a great tool to communicate what the TV Console will look like, but there is nothing like seeing it in real life.
I borrowed my Dad’s bench top drill press; useful for fabricating the feet. When he brought it over, it had an amazing amount of rust on both the table and the lower platform. I ran through some steel wool and several sanding discs before getting down to metal and then applied a coat of wax.
After testing it out, I discovered it shakes slightly when at speed. This is partly due to the speed being on the highest setting, but also because it is simply an old drill press. I built a platform so I could clamp the wood to the table. Then the cutting began…
The end is in sight. Next, I will cut and attach the top, apply the moldings and then attach the back. I am thinking about boiled linseed oil with a top coat of wipe on poly for the finish, or just go with the wipe on poly. What finish would you apply?