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  1. Heath
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    You should really be careful about recommending people use a hot iron! They could burn themselves, or cause the wood to burst into flames! Hahah, just kidding. Great project!

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  2. Dave Rutan
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I hope no one plugs the iron into a power strip. Their house might burn down! Nice project Steve!

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  3. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Someone need a haircut (I mean dude in a green t-shirt) 🙂

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  4. larry_g
    February 15, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    Well, I like it better than your last tv stand, that’s for sure! Nice work! That style is a little bit tacky in Poland, where I come from, because it reminds furniture from “People’s Republic of Poland” – a “special” time in history of my country when we were under influence of Soviet Union – http://www.polskaprl.rejtravel.pl/meble/1.jpg <- here you can see a thing called “furniture wall” (or meblościanka in polish) – almost every family had one back in that day 😉

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  5. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Steve – Awesome project! How many hours do you think it took you?

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  6. Nathan
    February 15, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    Nice video, and nice credenza. I enjoyed the music and you showed just the right amount of detail. Thanks for the information and the laughs.

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  7. Clivewoodcarver
    February 15, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Hi over here in the UK, credenza’s are better known has Sideboards. I love your site and woodwork projects. I’m a woodcarver, I don’t really build furniture, other than things I need in my workshop. However your site really as me thinking about having a go! Thank you well done, keep them coming, take care.
    Clive

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    February 15, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    That design is not my style, but great job. With todays TV style this low and long design would work great. I have been in the process of building myself an entertainment center. I made mine out of pine and I will distress it next week. I really enjoy your videos besides being entertaining they are simple, practical and fun looking projects.

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  9. 7.62x54r
    February 15, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    Steve, you have a couple of embedded links in the video, one at the beginning, something about your TV, and one at the end going to your website. Anyway, when I move the mouse to click on them a black bar comes down and covers them and I can’t click on them. Just thought you might want to locate them closer to the middle of the “screen” in the future.

    Any chance your grandparents credenza with the albums was actually a stereo itself? I seem to remember stereos that looked like that. I definitely remember the TV we had when I was about six was built into a wooden cabinet on legs. It had a remote with four rocker switches that activated electric motors behind the knobs. When you changed channels it went “ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk….”. Those were the days!

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    • Heath
      February 18, 2013 @ 7:56 am

      I have one of those 70’s cabinet style stereo systems as my TV stand. It has a record player (which no longer works) and 8-track built in, but you have to open the top to get to them. I even have the TV sound running through the AUX input on it and it sounds geat.

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  10. Derec Mercer
    February 15, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    I dig the soundtrack, period music to go along with the retro tv stand!

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  11. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    My dream is for Steve to one day shoot a woodworking show with a live band playing out on the driveway as he builds his project.

    Full Symphonic Orchestra?

    Or Kazoos and Bucket Drummers?

    I’m just struggling to figure out which would be more appropriate.

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  12. Emmanuel Adetutu
    February 16, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    Nice, Woodworking at it’s finest.!! Your tutorials are so much fun to watch!!

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  13. furnituremoderndesigns
    February 18, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    The designer wood furniture is the finest and classic furniture item. I liked this design for the dressing table and wardrobe.

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    February 28, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing the final results of your entertainment cabinet. I’m in the process of building one myself just not the style of yours. I wanted to ask if you had installed any type of cooling fan behind your receiver? For some reason my current situation my receiver goes into protect mode if I don’t have a fan blowing towards it. This time I’m going to install a fan, so if you had done so, what kind did you use and if you didn’t do you know what to recommend? I also wish to wire the fan so when the receiver is turned on, the fan would come on too. I was guessing maybe using a receptacle like used with a shop vac and power tool? Thanks much..Tom Pritchard

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  15. Anonymous
    May 18, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    Hi Steve. “Big Tiny” from Lumberjocks here.
    A credenza was originally an office piece, used for general storage and with the top used for display and support for printers and such. Often placed under a window adjacent to or near to the desk. Usually had a plant on top, something like a rubber plant or other low maintenance item.

    Paul

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  16. Anonymous
    May 31, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    My grandparents had one of those credenzas as well. It was a retirement gift for my grandfather in the mid-sixties. It had a TV, a Radio & record player with LP storage built in. It was so big that they had to have their front windows removed to get it in their house!

    Thanks for all the great videos. They’ve helped me out a lot with my own projects.

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  17. ~*mary*~
    May 30, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    ….in the 50’s they called it …..”furniture.” ha ha ha!!!! hilarious! love your all your vintage inspired pieces!

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  18. gw
    January 7, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    After a year of looking at mid-century credenzas on ebay, all too much to afford (shipping charges!) I’ll be looking for a cabinet maker, and will send him a link to your video. It’s just what I want, with small differences……longer, walnut finish, 8″ squared brushed steel legs. But you definitely have that Paul McCobb thing going on that I love. Love mid-century credenzas, the professionalism of your work and the delightful video! “In the 50’s they called it…..furniture.” ha!

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  19. gw
    January 7, 2015 @ 10:54 am

    Mid-century credenzas were residential pieces. They didn’t have “printers” in the 1950’s.

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