|Project by Sawdust2||posted 09-09-2007 12:18 PM||2611 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Originally, the living room only had the fireplace. I built the cabinets and shelves that went on each side of the fireplace.
I first bought expensive halogen lights for the recessed lighting and then found that I could get them from Lowe’s for about $15.00. The expensive stuff went back to the custom lighting store.
The edging on the top curves was made by cutting a thin strip of maple, rounding over the edge with a beading bit then plowing out a dado so that the bead became a lip. That left a thin strip narrow enough to bend to cover the plywood edge.
A friend has a Legacy so I turned the rope in each side of the shelves and cabinets. You will notice (maybe) that the rope goes clockwise on one edge and counter-clockwise on the other edge.
I filled in the space between the fireplace and the units even with the front edge of the fireplace which left room to hide all the wiring. Then I added trim to match that on the fireplace.
The crown moulding was store bought to match the rest of the room.
My wife’s only complaint was that I had put the door pulls too far down on the doors.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.