|Project by RonR||posted 11-24-2007 10:32 PM||2486 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
I finally landed a commission to build a custom TV entertainment center. This is the first piece I have ever built for sale! Delivered today and the customer was very satisfied. Should have priced it higher I think but I am looking for referrals. Anyways, the project is mostly shop grade birch plywood, and some MDF, with birch and beech hardwood face frames, moldings, and edging. First time I used Sherwin Williams latex paint ($35/gal) and I must say I am very satisfied with it. One coat primer and one coat paint is all it took. The paint had brush marks when applied but flattened well, no brush marks at all, and covered completely. That saved a lot of work so I will definitley spend the few dollars more next time to use the same paint. The design is something the customer and I settled on after looking at some pictures on-line and a few sketches I made. It was a fun piece to build. There are actually 6 major components, 3 lower cabinets, 2 bookcases, and the TV surround. The cabinets each have one shelf inside. I made the moldings on my router table. except the crown is from Lowes. I have my second commission underway, office furniture, almost done construction and about to start staining and top coating. I’ll post that when I get a bit further along.
-- RonR, Massachusetts