Built In Entertainment Center

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Project by Builder_Bob posted 01-09-2010 07:29 PM 5580 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project as a baby boomer builder, a built in entertainment center. My reward was to throw out our old TV and get one of those fancy new ones.

People are impressed with its size and with the commitment made with a built in piece. I try not to point out the several hundred mistakes. Thank goodness it was painted!

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 05:19 AM

I think it looks good. I find that typically only the builder of the piece cares about the mistakes, or notices ;)

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 07:29 AM

Amazing how much the painted stage changes from the first posts. Looks like youhave it figured out…where is the Super Bowl party :)

-- Karl

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 08:18 AM

That turned out really great! Now that’s a ‘first project’!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 07:42 PM

The finished result looks very good. I have one question, did you have any problems standing up the tall bookshelves. It looks that they are very close to the ceiling and may have not wanted to clear the ceiling when you stood them up. I know I had a problem with kitchen cabinets that I made that way. It was fortunately solved by having a raised celing skylight in the middle of the kitchen.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 08:04 PM

Ya, I did have to “build in place”. The wide crown molding was installed afterward which gave us a good inch of headroom during the cabinet building.

The crown molding really ties the cabinet into the room visually. The molding was plastic & foam by the way, maybe 2 lbs per 8’ section.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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