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Long media cabinet top

3/26/17       
David

I am hoping to build a new media cabinet (tv stand in old money) The top need to be quite long, just over 3 meters and it will have drawers underneath it. I would like it to take stain or paint, and have quite a smooth grain finish. I had though about jointing 2 sheets of MDF, but was concerned about the joint coming through the paint. Does anyone have any recommendations how to achieve this? The width will be around 40cm.

3/26/17       #3: Long media cabinet top ...
Dan / drbwoodworks

We buy mdf in 8, 10 , 12 and 16' long , you should be able too .
But we have jointed mdf and painted it or veneered it with no apparent seam .
Butt joints with dominos and pushed through the wide belt .

3/26/17       #4: Long media cabinet top ...
rich c.

Is this a commission and you are bidding? "Hoping to build"
Also confused by this; "tv stand in old money" What's that?

"Needs to take stain or paint". Stained mdf? That'll look like hell!

Build a thin torsion box if you are afraid of strength.

3/26/17       #5: Long media cabinet top ...
David

Hi, its for me, well my wife. We need something new (apparently). Sorry, I would only stain in solid or veneer. I agree, it would look quite bad on MDF. I like the idea of dominos and wide belt. What would you glue up with? 2.4m are the standard board here. Thanks for the answers.

3/26/17       #6: Long media cabinet top ...
David

Sorry Rich C. 'TV stand in old money' is just an expression. I was just meaning a media cabinet is a modern way of saying tv stand.

3/27/17       #7: Long media cabinet top ...
james e mcgrew Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

Actually you can do some cool finishes directly on mdf,, as a flat surface on regular mdf not so much but textured, you may also consider valcromat colored mdf. it can look pretty cool finished


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3/27/17       #8: Long media cabinet top ...
pat gilbert

Jim what did you use to cad/cam that finish?

3/27/17       #9: Long media cabinet top ...
james e mcgrew Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

stanard textured toolpathing in vectric VCP or aspire, I use a 2" ball nose bit and play with the settings some.

I have one on the table i will show you shortly in acrylic

3/27/17       #10: Long media cabinet top ...
pat gilbert

I would like to see it.

Apparently that is still popular?

3/27/17       #11: Long media cabinet top ...
james e mcgrew Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

And Profitable !

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