Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

Flat Panel TV stand clear coats

Starting  the clear coating on  my TV stand today. The humidity makes it a bit sticky but overall its looking pretty good. About three coats and a good waxing should … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Flat panel TV stand, 1st coat of oil, finding flubs, scratches and things that need to be fixed

With all the things that life has thrown at me and mine  in the past month, woodworking  has been on the back burner. Its now time to get back into the … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand Adding the top and making the drawer faces.

I am at the point of building the top and the two drawer faces for my TV stand. I have a small piece of walnut  that is 6″ * 25″ … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Added corner reeded plinth molding and keystones) Post 5

Have not worked  on the TV stand as much as I would of  liked.  I have gotten all the decorative molding finished. I added Keystones , for better or for … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Adding corner reeded plinth molding) Post 4

I designed the TV stand with 3/4″ square corner  recesses so that I could add decorative  reeded molding. NOTE: Left Click on the Pics to enlarge. When finished click back arrow to go … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Walnut and purple heart) Post 2

After milling all the rough  lumber to size, its time to cut mortise and tenons  to join the base together. Cutting mortise and tenons with a tenon jig and a mortising … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flat panel TV stand (Walnut and purple heart) Post 1

My wife has been patiently waiting for me  to start building furniture for our TV/media room. This involves building a TV stand, two Victorian inspired sliding door bookcases plus a new Victorian shell for our fireplace. Our TV has been … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A child’s bookcase

First on my list for 2013 is to build a child’s bookcase for my Grandson Kellen. Its   nothing special as bookcase construction goes. I tried to spice it up a bit … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Turning my own porch newel posts – blog post 2

Its been about a week since my 1st entry on this subject. I ordered a fluting guide from an online  company as opposed to making my own. This post will … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Turning my own porch newel posts – (honey do project)

The last couple of months, we have been involved with the exterior repair and repainting of our home. After about eighteen years it was time. My wife and I are pretty hung up … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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