Archive for the 'Entertainment Center' Category

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Friday, July 18th, 2008

The Before Shot The After Shot All of the remaining details were finished on Thursday.  The remaining door was mounted, the hardware was attached, the half walls on either side of the upper fireplace stonework were installed, as were the two upper horizontal trim pieces and the far right vertical column, and the fabric frames […]

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Friday, July 11th, 2008

The happy day had arrived!  The day to finally install the entertainment center.  It is always fun to see the end of a project in sight, no matter how hard or easy it was along the way. Built-ins still cause me quite a bit of stress!  I have not yet installed enough of them for […]

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Friday, July 11th, 2008

The installation date was quickly approaching so it was time to clamp on the trim, screw on the hinges, and dry fit the door panels.  But before that could happen I had a last minute change to deal with.  The clients had been following their projects progress on the blog and noticed something that was […]

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Friday, July 11th, 2008

With the cabinets finished and built, it was time to turn our attention towards the door panels. Each box had to raised panel doors on the bottom and to fabric paneled doors above. Things were pretty straight forward. I needed 16 stiles (vertical pieces) at two different lengths and 16 rails (horizontal pieces) all the […]

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Monday, July 7th, 2008

With each of the four boxes all built, laid out, and adjusted, it was time to trim out all of the shelves and sand all the parts. I milled up a trim piece for all the shelves, and glued and nailed them on with 23 gauge pin nails and clamped them for good measure. While […]

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Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The posts for the rest of this projects are going to be short and will be coming fast. That is because the units need to be constructed, finished, and installed in 2.5 weeks from today! The crazy fast time frame is because the customers are expecting the birth of their second child the week after […]

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Friday, June 27th, 2008

Time had come to begin construction on the mantle.  I didn’t have access to a solid Alder beam, let alone a solid Alder beam that was 6″ by 4″ by 60″, so I did the next best thing, I faked it.  I didn’t fake it to the customers, just the viewers.  I constructed the mantle […]

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

This post is a bit premature but oh well. Before any construction can begin on the entertainment center the mantle must be constructed. Not for any structural reasons, but because the sooner I install the mantle the sooner the homeowner can install the rock on the upper portion of the mantle. Here is a close […]

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Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Material = Alder & Oak May 2008 I had a client call me up a couple of weeks ago wondering whether or not I could build them an entertainment center for their family room. I said yes. Built-ins are not my favorite projects, to many out of square walls, floors and ceilings to deal with, […]