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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.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2548 days ago

wow. looks very “rich”.

the direction of rope is a great added touch.
Well done!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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snowdog

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#2 posted 2548 days ago

It looks like it grew there. I agree with yoru wife, the pulls are to a bit far down for me also. While that may be a mild inconvenience, it does not detract from the finished look at all. Well done

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2548 days ago

Very well done! Great design and execution. Especially like the rope. I wish I knew someone with a Legasy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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DustyDave

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#4 posted 2548 days ago

Very nice, elegant!

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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Dadoo

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#5 posted 2548 days ago

Love it. I really like the contrast achieved with the brick red paint. Very elegant looking. As for the pulls…Looks OK to me, but to satisfy the house mouse(and Snowdog) you could remove them and plug/paint the holes. All together though, this turned out to be a really nice project.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2548 days ago

Great job-the room looks comfortable. Bet there are some great naps in you future – those chairs look like just the place to take one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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IowaWoodcrafter

280 posts in 2712 days


#7 posted 2547 days ago

Now that’s what I’m talking about! I’m hoping to build projects like that in the future for paying customers. ;)

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Karson

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#8 posted 2547 days ago

SawDust2 Great job.

Almost looks like you planed it.

Good find on the revised lights.

The rest is great also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DocK16

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#9 posted 2516 days ago

Nice wall unit. I see alot of work going into this project. I have a fireplace in my living room http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1941 My wife wants bookcases like this, guess I’ll have to get busy.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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oscorner

4564 posts in 2947 days


#10 posted 2516 days ago

Great job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mrtrim

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#11 posted 2391 days ago

you did a very professional looking job on this unit sawdust ! great layout . by the way i want a legacy real bad ! i asked santa but the cheap skate didnt bring it ! im done being good it just aint payin off . lol great work sawdust .

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citronlady

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#12 posted 874 days ago

How much did this cost you to build?

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citronlady

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#13 posted 874 days ago

Could you guess on how much it would run to have something like this built. Love to see a picture of it without the chairs in front. I like to have someone build something like this. Did you have plans when you built this. I am not a person who can building anything . I am looking for ideas for a similar space. I do not have the fireplace. I love to figure out a way to make a desk someway in the middle that could be hidden when I was not using it. Maybe like a pocket door but a desk.

I am wanting a corner TV entertainment center to blend with the same design.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 873 days ago

Very nicely done and looks great. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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