Moldings. This second design for the TV console features traditional elements.
When I meet with my Dad in the next few days to go over design options for his new TV console, I want to be able to present him with at least two ideas. What you see in this post is the second design.
The room where the TV console will reside is very traditional containing paneled wainscoting and heavy crown molding. The first design is somewhat modern in feel, so I wanted to design a more traditional option for him…
Traditional. Note the bracket feet and more generous use of moldings than what is found on the first design.
Borrowed. In the A/V storage area, note the design treatment on the center dividers. I borrowed this idea from an article in Fine Woodworking #78, the September/October 1989 issue - which featured a Ron Layport designed walnut chest.
Simple. The sides are solid slabs of wood. This is the easier of the two designs - not as many steps in the construction process, and more likely to be completed by my Christmas deadline.
I designed this TV console to be easier to build than the first. The sides are solid wood verses sides comprised of seven parts. I will have to cut the molding profiles on my router table vs. square stock moldings on the other design, but I think this design will be easier to execute.
The next step is to meet with my Dad and get his comments on the two designs. I am even considering a full size mock-up. Whatever this console will ultimately be, it will be small, and this isn't depicted very well in the illustrations so far. I hope to meet with my Dad this weekend.
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