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  • You did a great job despite your minimal experience in building furniture. Where did you get your plans from? I'd love to know because I love this cabinet. What are the safety features? I'd love to know more about how to build this. Again, great job!
    By peteyparty, on February 17, 2014

  • Thanks Petey...I saw the plan in an issue of Family handyman magazine...link is here... http://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/diy-tv-stand/view-all Fairly simple to build, I am going to add a cable to the wall to connect the TV, so my kids dont tip it over on top of themselves. Let me know if any more questions...Good luck!! Chris
    By crandreww, on February 18, 2014

  • Thanks Crandreww. Really pretty cabinet! Show us if you stain it.
    By peteyparty, on February 18, 2014

  • Will do....I am planning on staining it. just reading up to decide what to do...thinking stain, followed by a few coats of Wipe on poly...any thoughts?
    By crandreww, on February 18, 2014

  • What kind of wood? My wife is the stain guru so I'll ask her.
    By peteyparty, on February 18, 2014

  • The plan uses oak, I preferred Maple, so it is Maple...
    By crandreww, on February 19, 2014

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  • Beautiful!!! I would love to do the same to my kitchen :). Can you share how you did it? Please!?!
    By PinkyPatty, on February 20, 2014

  • Thanks! It was a lot of work. I took off all the doors (and numbered them so I knew where they go) and then sanded the front and back of each. I also sanded the cabinet frames. I used several different kinds of sanders. An orbital sander for the big parts and a finish sander to get the hard to reach spaces. Then I vacuumed everything to get as much dust off as I could and then took a tack cloth to try to clean it up even more. Then I took a foam brush and Minwax Poly Shades Mohogany satin finish and carefully stained the cabinets. This was 2 coats on each side. Be sure to brush with the grain. Also, when staining in the garage, I put tarps down and used upside-down paper plates under each door to raise it off the ground. It was a time consuming project but not terribly difficut. I started this by trying it on my bathroom vanities first before I went for the big kitchen project. I'm glad I did because I learned a lot on those other projects which I was able to apply in the kitchen (and they don't look quite as good as this).
    By jrg635, on February 20, 2014
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  • That was a great Idea and looks great. What would be great would be add a cassette deck (for nostalgia) and add a popup 40in TV from the back.
    By CharleyOne, on June 14, 2015

  • Nice work... I've been looking for one of these to refurbish & modify forever. Where did you find this one?
    By Mindstate, on July 16, 2015
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