Repurposing Old TV Cabinet

My youngest daughter had an old TV cabinet that she recently replaced with a new, more open, sleeker model and gave me the old one to repurpose the wood as I saw fit. The old cabinet had a lot of wood to it, some was solid wood, some was MDF, and some was OSB.

I knew she needed a small end table for her living room so I selected various parts from the old cabinet and built the table pictured below. It was to replace an existing older table and the dimensions were fairly specific. No more than 16 inches tall and about 15 inches square.

All the wood but the banding around the two shelves came from the original cabinet. The banding was from scrap red oak that I trimmed to 1/4 inch and used a multi-beading bit in my router table to give the profile to the top edge.

The legs were a couple of pieces glued together and then tapered on a quickly put together tapering jig for the table saw. A first time for me using a tapering jig or the multi-beading bit profile.

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The foot stool above is the first attempt with using any kind of fabric with wood. It is a faux leather that stapled to a piece of thin particle board and glued to the stool.

Earring Case

The four earring case is made from purpleheart and maple. Dimensions are 4 1/4 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches tall and 2 inches deep.

Front of earring box.
Back of earring box with brass hinges.
Inside of earring box. The back of the earring goes into the round hole and then slid along the groove to rest the earring in place as in the photo below.
Earrings in place.

Flip Top Cart

Space in my garage is at a premium so I built this flip-top cart to hold my bench top planer and the combination belt and spindle sander. Actually, there’s a law that says you must have a flip top cart in your workspace if your shop is a garage. I rarely need to use these at the same time so I chose these two to utilize the same cart. The cart has 3 inch locking casters making the unit move around easily and can quickly move back out of the way when not in use.

Each unit is plugged into a multi-outlet power strip inside the cart top and one male plug routes out the side. The top comes apart so if I need to get to something inside it’s possible to do so by removing about 10 two-inch screws. Hopefully that will be far and few between.

This design was posted on Fishers Shop and I used his design. There are many examples of flip-carts out there and I like this one the best of those that I watched.

i will probably edge-band some the raw plywood edges and give everything a final sanding and several coats of lacquer or poly-urethane to protect the wood. It’s ready to use, let’s make something.

In this position the combination belt and spindle sander is ready for use
Flipped 180 degrees the planer is now available.
The flip table locks on the side in either position.
Added a drawer to hold the spindles and other miscellaneous stuff. Found out the hard way that thing things fall out when flipped upside down.
In the middle of a swing.