I am looking to build a TV stand like this:
but I have been trying to find a way to hide the end grain. I found this stand on Crate & Barrel with dovetail joints, but I am not nearly skilled enough to cut all those dovetails!
Could the dovetailed joints on the C&B stand be replaced with doweled miter joints like:
I would keep the other two butt jointed vertical supports as well (and maybe route shallow grooves in the horizontal boards for the vertical supports to fit in). I could also include a board on the back of the stand like the C&B model.
I plan to use 1x8 (joined into 1x16) pine for the boards and something like this walnut dowel rod.
There is a relevant discussion here as well. I don't have great access to a table saw, but this joint looks like a good contender:
Also I found this table:
with a quick search, so it looks like there is precedence for this design, but I am concerned about the integrity of the joint considering there will be a TV on top of this stand. Will these joints, along with the other support pieces, be strong enough?