Well, I've been pretty busy building some pens and have sold a few so that helps out. I recently bought a new flat panel LED TV so now I need to build a new stand for it. I want to build a stand that the TV will stand on, but that also has room to hold my receiver, cable box, Xbox, PS3 and DVD's/Games. So, one day I decided to browse through the Pottery Barn catalog and see what they had and found exactly what I was looking for:
This design is exactly what I need; TV sits on top, there is room for all the accessories as well as media storage on the sides. I also like that you can close the whole thing up if you want, when not in use. This will be the first cabinet I've built that has pocket doors too so that should be interesting.
This piece is going to be made out of Walnut, which I haven't used since my first piece which was the blanket chest, so I'm looking forward to that. Since Christmas is just a few days away, and New Years just after that, I'm not exactly sure when I will get started, but I may buy the wood after Christmas so that it can acclimate in the shop and then I can get started right after the new year; should be a nice way to ring in the new year! So join me around that time frame for the design and build along. I'm always eager to learn so input is always welcome!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!