Current Job TV Chest

As many of you may recall I build an 8'x 8' country pantry for our home late last year. That piece has influenced the design and sell of the next 5 pieces of furniture that I have built and am currently building.
Again this piece is built with front and back face frames, All pieces of the face frames, front and back, have dado's to receive the cabinet panels. All cabinet panels are fitted together with dado's. 20 dado's in all. Front face frame pieces are held together with domino tenons and the back face frame pieced are held together with rabbeted lap joints. This makes for a nice enclosed frame for the back panels.
So far the panels have two coats of varnish and the face frames have 1 coat of varnish. I'll add a couple more for the face frames and another for the outer side panels.
There will be 6 drawers, 3 each side under the electronics slot.
As Swingman has said, it sure is nice to build something that you can move all by yourself.
As it stands so far
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/8010476563/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/8010476563/lightbox /
And the piece that started it all
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/6485171225/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
And the other pieces inspired by the pantry. Ok now I'm just bragging. ;~)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7467999852/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7096660827/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7096659383/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
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Very nice. You're big on the contrasting wood appearances. Do you stain the face frame before installation or after?
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On 9/21/2012 11:25 PM, Dave wrote:

Thank you.
Before and at least 1 coat of varnish. I am using a dye stain and it handles like it is thinner than water. It drips from the brush/applicator if you just think about it. Therefore the staining happens prior to assembly of the major components so that the stain is on where I want it.
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On Friday, September 21, 2012 7:28:17 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:

Truly Inspirational. Nice execution of contrasting woods/ colors. I really like that look.
RP
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Frankly, I was disappointed. When I think of a TV chest, I think of Jennifer Anniston and a few others that can make wood.
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On 9/22/2012 8:07 AM, RP wrote:

Thank you, I have gotten numerous compliments on the two colors. The dark was originally intended to match the Espresso colored maple kitchen cabinets in our house. It is a very close match.
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On 9/21/2012 6:28 PM, Leon wrote:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/6485171225/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7467999852/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7096660827/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/7096659383/in/set-72157630857421932/lightbox /
Excellent, as usual. You really have a mighty fine style going there, Bubba! :)
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On 9/22/2012 10:16 AM, Swingman wrote:

Thank you! It is a shame that none of the lower section inner panels will show.
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Don't know why, but none of your links are opening for me. Do you have a alternate link, like for a set of pics, rather than for individual pics?
Sonny
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On 9/22/2012 5:11 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Have at it. :~)
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On Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:13:52 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

That worked. Thanks.
I like the contrast, also. Very nice. I should try it sometimes.
Similarly, the general trend for many reupholstering projects, these days, is to apply contrasting/coordinating fabrics on a single piece furniture, also. Contrasting applications seem to make a piece more inviting, than it normally would be. http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/8015232557/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/8015237314/in/photostream
I think, in the past several years, I've been developing a better sense of this type of decor consideration for many home applications, not just for furniture and/or woodwork.... in the past, I've been too woodsy in my preferences and that has gotten, somewhat, old and boring, though I still like it. Each time I see an example, as with your TV cabinet, I get a better feel and understanding as how to apply it to other scenarios or genre, as well.
Sonny
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On 9/23/2012 7:47 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Thank you. I design everything on Sketchup and add the wood color of choice as a material for a pretty realistic sample. The large pantry project was originally going to be all dark stained, then just natural color for the just the doors and drawers, and finally added natural color on the sides. Because I have a Sketchup model drawing of my home I inserted the pantry model into the house drawing and found that to be quite helpful in knowing how much dark to use.

to apply contrasting/coordinating fabrics on a single piece furniture, also. Contrasting applications seem to make a piece more inviting, than it normally would be.

this type of decor consideration for many home applications, not just for furniture and/or woodwork.... in the past, I've been too woodsy in my preferences and that has gotten, somewhat, old and boring, though I still like it. Each time I see an example, as with your TV cabinet, I get a better feel and understanding as how to apply it to other scenarios or genre, as well.

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On 9/23/2012 7:47 AM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

this type of decor consideration for many home applications, not just for furniture and/or woodwork.... in the past, I've been too woodsy in my preferences and that has gotten, somewhat, old and boring, though I still like it.
I find my tastes changed to more simple wood grain selection, and functional designs, over the years.
In my early years I viewed multiple contrasting woods and wild grain patterns in a piece as "wow factors", and somehow an indication of higher craftsmanship ... learned early on that is rarely the case.
Leon, on the other hand, has an inherent knack for using both tasteful contrast and grain matching that actually does indicate attention to detail and a higher quality of craftsmanship.
To see his pieces in person is a treat, the execution of his meticulous planning is evident in everything he designs and fabricates.
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