Tansu-style TV Stand
I built a custom Tansu-style TV stand for my Pioneer Kuro plasma and
PMC LB1 center channel speaker. The speaker is so large I had almost
no choice but to make a custom stand. I also used this as an opportunity to teach myself some woodworking skills.
This is not a real Tansu, and I'm sure a real Tansu creator would
cringe at the design and (lack of) craftsmanship. Up close, you can
see a ton of mistakes I made (poor cuts, plywood tear-out, glue
squeeze-out, etc), but at the casual TV viewing distance, I can live
with it. For now.
The whole stand is made from a single sheet of cheap birch plywood,
the "macaroni and cheese of woodworking." It's finished with four
coats of Tung Oil, but the birch isn't that pretty, so I'll likely
make it darker at some point.