OK folks. Who wouldn’t want to take on this deal? Recently, my wife and I went into Best Buy. I don’t remember what we went to get. Probably something for her phone or something like that. Anyway, llike any normal male sports fan, I was drawn toward the flat screen TV’s. I was looking at a 46” unit in particular when my wife says to me, “If you will build this cabinet system (incorporating a space for said TV), I will buy that TV for you.” First of all, I’m not so naive as to not understand that, ultimately, I am the one that will pay for this TV, but the lengths that we guys will go to in order to be able to purchase something like that with our spouses blessing, can be pretty great at times. Anyway, I did a little bit of mental math on approximate materials cost and basic design ideas began to run through my head and then I said, I’ll give it a shot. Well the project has begun (no pics yet). My youngest son and I spent the day in the shop on Saturday and assembled some of the basic boxes for the base cabinets. To get some perspective, this will be a base cabinet system along a wall in the great room of our home. The wall is approximately 30 feet long on either side of a fire place. All total, approximately 24 feet of cabinets with shelves to the ceiling above the cabinets. I’m not very concerned about the construction. I am still working out some of the final design details and that is what is proving to be a real challenge for me. Too bad there isn’t enough time to get this finished in time for college football season. It sure would be cool to be looking at that big TV when the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field on the first weekend of Sept. Maybe I can have it finished in time for bowl games at the end of the season. Who knows, maybe I could be watching the guys take another National Championship on that new TV. Sound lik a motive to get myself in the shop and get to work.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc