Den mantle and bookcases

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Project by BAMAmike posted 03-09-2017 01:46 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wife wanted to mount TV over the fireplace and needed more storage, hence bookcases. The columns on the bottom have hidden storage for 100+ dvds and the horizontal piece under the mantel conceals all of the components (speaker system, DVD player, etc). M

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 02:14 PM

Beautiful. A man sized project, all goes together well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 09:31 PM

Ingenious use of hidden storage. What type of hinge and closure mechanism did you use for the hidden compartments?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 11:16 PM

This is a very nice mantle and bookcase unit. You really did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 03-11-2017 11:47 PM

Nice design. I like the curve on the tops of each unit and mantle

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 03-14-2017 05:24 PM

Used European style hinges. Adjustable lid supports from Rockler to hold the hidden compartment open. Free-handed the curved tops with a jig saw and sander.

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