I always thought that woodwork was two things: working on something in the workshop, and pacing about the workshop trying to figure out how to disguise the latest mistake. At the time of writing, this project has been mostly the former. It really helps to have some super nice tools and plenty of space to work in.
I don't really know what to call it, but the thing that we put our TV on top of is a piece of junk that I made out of an old Ikea bookcase with some legs added to it.
It looks like crap from the side...
We wanted to buy a nice piece of furniture to use instead, but we had to eventually give up trying find something small enough to fit in this spot. So, time to build something nice enough to put inside the house out of good quality materials.
I started with an 8' x 4' sheet of 3/4 inch walnut veneered plywood. At one point, this would have been over $200 but lumber prices have settled down a bit since then thank goodness.
Stay tuned for for part two, making the cabinet doors!