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Project by Philip posted 74 days ago 732 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mentioned in my last post, we recently moved-and that means time to set up house.

This project showcases how much (or how little) we use the TV. When Daniel was born I was paying $50 a month for hundreds of channels that we didn’t watch all that much. I thought it was a waste so we cut the cord and well…he’s almost 4 now-but I don’t miss it. I could pay extra and have the system that records all the things I want to watch, but then I’d need to make time to watch all those shows, and it would be more expensive.

GASP It’s true, when I was a kid my Dad cut the TV out for several years and I thought that was horrible. However I will admit that if a TV is on- and it doesn’t matter what is on – my brain shuts off.

My wife is on board with this one so instead of having a HUGE entertainment wall with a gi-nourmous TV and tons of shelves, we have this nice little floating shelf in the corner. The wall that is designed to have all the TV stuff has the couch and a large mirror to make the space look bigger. Besides, we have these built in already, just off the living room:

Besides- If I watched TV I wouldn’t have time to Lumberjock!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 74 days ago

Lol – you make a really good point. Nice corner stand!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 74 days ago

Your corner shelf is a lot like the one I built for our boob tube many years ago. Ours sits on a ‘shelf’ that runs along two walls of our room. We turned off our cable TV a few months after the birth of our daughter 15 years ago. We get along quite well with DVDs from the library, ones we occasionally purchase and things available for free online. From what I hear from the rest of the world, we’re not missing much by not having ‘TV’ in the house.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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outsidethebox

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#3 posted 74 days ago

I commend you on your decision. We moved 2 1/2 years ago and never had the dish hooked up, a decision I’m very happy we made! We had the “TV wall” up to that point, now we’ve simplified things to a simple shelf as well. Great job on yours, i love the simplicity!

-- Corey, Renville, MN

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stefang

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#4 posted 74 days ago

Looks great Phillip. TV is a big time waster. We have a TV room, but we almost never use it except for it to house our printer and router.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Rick

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#5 posted 73 days ago

Very Nice Work Philip. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 73 days ago

PERFECT !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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mafe

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#7 posted 71 days ago

Yes you are right in several ways.
Love the picture of the two of you.
I am entertained!
Lovely project.
Best thoughts to you and yours,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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KOVA

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#8 posted 58 days ago

ERES EL MEJOR PHILIP!!!!!
ESE ESTANTE QUEDÓ HERMOSO :-)
Y QUÉ GRANDE ESTÁ ESE NIÑO ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 58 days ago

I am afraid man cannot live with football. Otherwise I would have shutdown all the different real house wive shows down a long time ago.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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