Gas Pipe Tv Stand

with sycamore and maple slabs

 
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Rafael SanchesPublished on 11/19/2016

We had a small leftover maple slab and a large sycamore slab and decided to do something to hold the home theater gear.

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What you will need

MATERIALS

Sycamore slab

Maple slab

Seal-a-seal wood sealer

Sandpaper

Arm-r-seal topcoat

TOOLS USED

Sander

Router

Tracksaw

How to do this project

1

Visualize it

This is how we visualized it.

This is how we visualized it.

2

Sand

Started sanding with 40grit sandpaper. 40 is probably too rough, but didn't had too much patience this time. You can see how beautiful the sycamore will be.
Started sanding with 40grit sandpaper. 40 is probably too rough, but didn't had too much patience this time. You can see how beautiful the sycamore will be.

Started sanding with 40grit sandpaper. 40 is probably too rough, but didn't had too much patience this time. You can see how beautiful the sycamore will be.

3

Apply sealer coat

Sanded the bottom part only one time with 40 grit and done a first pass of seal-a-cell. It does give an Amber look. On the bottom I used only one coat of the top coat as well.

4

Cut to fit

The sealer takes 8 hours to dry, so started working on the maple slab by making it square with a tracksaw. I forgot to connect the vacuum and look what happened.

The sealer takes 8 hours to dry, so started working on the maple slab by making it square with a tracksaw. I forgot to connect the vacuum and look what happened.

5

Routed edges

I routed the edges of the top part.

I routed the edges of the top part.

6

First top coat

After sanding the top part at 120 grit, we top coat the first time with the sealer.
After sanding the top part at 120 grit, we top coat the first time with the sealer.

After sanding the top part at 120 grit, we top coat the first time with the sealer.

7

Sand between coats

Starting the first coat of arm-r-cell. It takes 3 coats with 320 grit sanding between the first and second coats.

Starting the first coat of arm-r-cell. It takes 3 coats with 320 grit sanding between the first and second coats.

8

Make pipe holes

We used a forstner bit to make the holes on the bottom deck. We also had to spray paint the galvanized caps to black, so it matched the other pipes. Most times it's hard to find all pieces you need on lowes and home depot.
We used a forstner bit to make the holes on the bottom deck. We also had to spray paint the galvanized caps to black, so it matched the other pipes. Most times it's hard to find all pieces you need on lowes and home depot.
We used a forstner bit to make the holes on the bottom deck. We also had to spray paint the galvanized caps to black, so it matched the other pipes. Most times it's hard to find all pieces you need on lowes and home depot.

We used a forstner bit to make the holes on the bottom deck. We also had to spray paint the galvanized caps to black, so it matched the other pipes. Most times it's hard to find all pieces you need on lowes and home depot.

9

Last coat

Here's the whole thing after the last coat.

10

Connect pipes

Connect the pipe connector to the leg and the small extension to the cap. This will make a very tight and resistant leg. We came up with this idea trying to save on bottom connectors, because they are $5 a piece and the cap is only $1.

Connect the pipe connector to the leg and the small extension to the cap. This will make a very tight and resistant leg. We came up with this idea trying to save on bottom connectors, because they are $5 a piece and the cap is only $1.

11

Screw top pipe

Screw the bottom pipe connection to both tables.

12

You can setup the deck in any position. We decided to center it under the TV.

You can setup the deck in any position. We decided to center it under the TV.

13

We nailed the deck on site, so we could visualize with all our stuff on it.

14

Fells sturdy

This is the end result. Feels sturdy and different.

This is the end result. Feels sturdy and different.