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Project by Sgt_Lobo posted 11-04-2007 07:19 AM 2078 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my idea…I will post some of my previously build projects so you all can see what kind of work I have done and where my current skill level is at. Unfortunetally, I haven’t kept a good digital photo record of all my past projects (including some that I felt turned out really well), so I guess I’ll just post what I have.

This project was done about a year or so ago. I purchased a flat-panel television for our bedroom and decided I wanted it hanging on the wall. The problem was I wanted my dvd player and cable box in very close proximity to the television. So, being unable to find a store-bought solution, I decided to build this shelf.

With the weight of the tv and the components, I thought better of having the shelf sitting on the brackets and instead decided to have the shelf hanging from the brackets. This was different than anything I had done in the past, but I think the design turned out okay. The wood is the very cheap, very knotty whiteboard you can pick up at lowes. You see, another problem I have is that I do not have a good store to purchase my wood from here in Montgomery, AL, so I’m pretty much left with Lowes and Home Depot…

Anyhow, I used a pickling stain to help it to “blend” with the wall (my wifes idea).

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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#1 posted 11-04-2007 01:42 PM

seems to fit the needs perfectly!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 11-04-2007 05:17 PM

Welcome to LJ’s ! your project came out great ! looks good

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-05-2007 05:07 AM

Two pieces with a matching look is considered a line of furnishings and accents. Nice work.

You need to find out where the cabinet shops get their supplies. Montgomery has to have cabinet shops and they have to get supplies. Many woodworkers aren’t aware of the suppliers because they tend to be warehouses in industrial areas instead of prime retail areas.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-05-2007 05:40 AM

Thanks Todd, that is a great idea! Think I will be making some calls to the local cabinet makers soon.

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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#5 posted 11-05-2007 05:47 AM

Great solution. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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