Televisions have come a long way. I remember the very large box TVs or tube TVs. I had one that was a 30 inch I believe and I swear it weighed more than me.
Day 28 of Artober is Static. Whenever I think of static I always think of those old TVs. Have to have it on channel 3 first which was just pure static.
I decided to make a little display shelf that looks like a TV. I think I’ll end up using it whenever this pandemic is contained and I can finally open up my stand at a craft fair! It will be a perfect display for my little Pokemon terrariums I make.
- 1×4 planks of wood
- 1×3 planks of wood
- 1×2 planks of wood
- Wood glue
- Rotary Tool
- Nail gun
I cut all my planks out first and assembled to make sure it would all fit nicely.
For the 1×4 planks make out the outer frame. I had two at 17-inches and three at 10-inches. One of the 10 inch pieces will be the side panel where the knobs and speaker would be.
The 1×3 Planks are going to be the inner screen area. I had two at 12-inches and two at 8.5-inches. I also had the shelf at 10.5-inches
The back will be all scrap wood. I had three smaller 1×3 planks make up the bottom then layered various sized 1×2 pieces on top. I did this because just layering the 1×2 boards didn’t fit correctly. Adding the 1×3 on the bottom made it to where all the pieces could fit in the space perfectly.
Once I made sure everything would fit like a puzzle I started gluing.
Assembling The Television:
I took the 1×4 boards for the frame and glued them together
After that I added the side panel 1×4 then the 1x3s inside the frame.
I clamped together because it did not sit perfectly flush and I wanted the glue to hold until I could nail it.
Then I started layering down the back panel. Starting with the 1×3 boards on the bottom then layering the 1×2 boards all the way up. Gluing on each row and on the sides of the structure.
Once that was complete I added the shelf in the middle with the wood glue. Then I busted out the rotary tool to do the detail of the knobs and the speaker slits.
I took my nail gun to the bottom of the TV to reinforce the frame a bit more. I tried to avoid doing it on the top but I also did it there to make sure it would all stay together. The wood glue can be strong but I like knowing there will be extra reinforcement. I also nailed the shelf in through the back.
As you can see its a perfect shelf for smaller things. I even included my Chaos Emeralds From Sonic!
As always watch the making of on TikTok!