During the height of the pandemic and while on furlough from the University of Dayton in early 2020, I built this console for a television that was sitting on the floor of my new apartment. I had recently moved to Ohio and didn’t have any furniture at the time. Stores were closing and it became very difficult to acquire end tables, couches, and tv consoles. So I decided to get started building the furniture I wanted to feel more comfortable in my living space.
After researching the type and style of elevation device I wanted to build to get my television off the floor with the hope of minimizing the noise level I made for my downstairs neighbor, I digitally built a model using Google SketchUp to generate dimensions and detailed plans for making.
This piece of furniture has been built in such a way as to connect grain patterns from birch plywood over joinery and cohesively through the landscape of drawers. It has a waterfall grain pattern over mitered corners. The faces of each drawer have been arranged to reflect the grain pattern of one sheet of wood.
I welded, fabricated, and patinated ¼” round steel to form the legs you see above.