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Project by Roostermiester posted 1641 days ago 1415 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When looking for a house in Colorado, we could hardly find a house that did not have some sort of TV niche, which was annoying for me because we had a big entertainment center that moved with us that we couldn’t use for the purpose. So, one of my first projects in the new house was to build this built-in. This was my first built-in project (surely not the last). Of couse, I had to get the TV first to know how big to make the thing, so that was step 1. The face frame and door are made of poplar, the shelves from birch plywood. I would like to make some nicer doors for this as I think there a little (read “alot”) boring. I first stained it with a lighter gel stain (Provincial or something…) but we didn’t like how the color went with the walls and wanted something darker. So I covered it with a coat of mohagany stain, and that stuck. Now, when I build anything to match I have a double staining to do (arghhh).

-- Scott Rust - The Roostermiester





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#1 posted 1641 days ago

Nice job.

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#2 posted 1641 days ago

Looks good. Just make sure you have ventilation for the electronics.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 1641 days ago

Very functional project

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#4 posted 1641 days ago

There is actually about 8” in the back to accomodate cables, etc., and ventilation. If fact, the only way I could put the center speaker in the bottom middle shelf was to partly dismantle it and install it from the back.

-- Scott Rust - The Roostermiester

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