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Wall Unit Project #7: Top Shelf and Doors installed

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Blog entry by DS posted 03-26-2013 09:23 PM 1361 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Doors and the Mosaic Panel Part 7 of Wall Unit Project series Part 8: WooHoo! Mosaic Panel is done! Thank you Katie Couric! »

I made insert frames with some scrap wood and my wife and I wrapped and stapled the fabric to them.

I used a simple jig to drill 5mm system holes for the hinge plates.

Free-swinging Blum CLIP hinges were a snap.
You can see the fabric wrapped frames from the backside of the door here.

The doors are all hung.

It just so happened that my brother and nephew came by today and I talked them into hefting the top shelf in the air for me. It is just sitting on top of the brackets for now.

I couldn’t resit putting the raw mosaic panel in place to check for fit—even though it has no mosaic pattern on it yet.
The TV is just sitting there on it’s stand, but, it will be wall mounted in the final installation.

This is built for a 55” LED TV, but my “little” 42” will hafta do for now.

The mosaic pattern is up in the air again. It almost begs to be a plain Maple panel.

I have since buttoned up the wiring, added magnetic touch latches and added the second touch dimmer switch for the shelf lights.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 09:59 PM

That’s really looking better and BETTER all the time!

Really going to be one COOL place!

In the 4th picture from the top, it looks like there is more furniture under the Raised Cabinet that goes from wall to wall across the room… I don’t see how it can fit under that cabinet… Very strange… In the next picture, it’s GONE!
Am I going NUTS? ... or what?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DS

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 10:17 PM

What you are seeing in the 4th picture is the very top shelf which was yet to be installed.

In the 5th picture, it’s mounted on the wall way up there.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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SPalm

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 11:02 PM

Very nice sir.

I could see staying with the plain maple. Maple is nice to look at. But hey…

I just installed 10 sets of those type of hinges. Very forgiving. I like ‘em.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 11:07 PM

Oh! It's the top shelf on it's EDGE up just right…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 11:42 PM

It keeps getting beter & better & better!!!

The TV will take up most of the mosaic/maple panel. Will it not?

Probably to late, but a fabric panel (as on the doors) would/could tie the look together. Just a thought.

Really looks sharp!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 11:46 PM

Looking very good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 10:08 AM

Well done and it looks real good too. It will be interesting to see what you do with that center panel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DS

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 03:16 PM

The TV is about at the height it will be when mounted on the wall. The lower speakers get removed, so it will not be as big a presence as you see it here. I think the screen will sit a couple inches lower than where it is on the stand.

As far as the center panel, it looks good in Maple. Only, I didn’t build it thinking it would be seen and there is a darker panel right in the middle of it that looks off. So, at minimum I’d need a new veneer. I think it should be vertical grain anyways. The substrate panel has horizontal grain. (It just worked out that way with the scraps I had left from the doors.)

I am also interested in seeing how the panel will turn out. Even though SWMBO has signed off on my mosaic pattern, I am no longer convinced. <sigh>

A fabric panel might be okay, but it is almost the same color as the wall… It might just kinda disappear then. I am liking the color of the Maple panel to balance the piece. I have Ebony, Sapele, Maple and Red Oak veneers to hand, but, I am reluctant to introduce darker grained woods into it.

I keep thinking if I sleep on it, something will come to me… nothing is coming to me… <sigh>

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 04:42 PM

If you are looking for an exceptional flat panel mount for you TV, you might want to consider Z-Line Design. I did a lot of research when I bought my first stand and when I had to change to a more standard mount for my next flat panel TV they provided all new parts for no charge!

Z-Line Design

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DS

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#10 posted 03-27-2013 04:48 PM

That looks like a nice mounting kit. I do have one that I had with this TV at my old house.
I kept the stand and speakers in storage and re-attached them before the move to the new house.

If I ever figure out this mosaic panel I can finish this project.

I’ve decided to make a light rail for under the top shelf. The lighting is nice, but, I don’t want to see the bulbs from the sofa. Only need to decide if the rail is to be the Honey Maple color, or, the Bombay Mahoganey color.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 05:53 PM

The lighting is nice, but, I don’t want to see the bulbs from the sofa.

I thought they were LED light sources?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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eddie

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 05:59 PM

DS that looks great ,now i know what i got to do to mine

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DS

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 06:47 PM

Hans, there are two sets of lights. The ones behind the mosaic panel are LED rope lights and can’t be seen from the front.

The top shelf has Xenon puck lights in the bottom which tire the eyes after a while.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 09:51 PM

Looking real good!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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