Den Remodel

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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 09-15-2010 09:58 PM 1976 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last year, we had a leak in our den wall that required us to tear out the old paneling and hang sheetrock. We took this situation as an opportunity to do something we had hoped to do for years: remodel the entire den. I designed the entertainment center and bookshelves to be functional, appealing and cozy. The door panels are a basket weave of 1” x 1/16” mahogany strips which are backed by a fabric panel to allow sound from the speakers to pass through, as well as remote control reception to various electronic components and ventilation of the electronics. The cabinet tops are mahogany as well. There is easy access to all wiring in the storage room behind the wall.

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 10:23 PM

Looks very classy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 11:07 PM

These panels look awesome. A lot of work doing half-laps I guess…

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 01:41 AM

Beautiful work.

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 02:35 AM

Very nice work !!!!

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 05:53 AM

It’s very nice modern looking set of furniture.I like it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 03:43 PM

Greetings Mr. Sodabowski.. thanks for your comment. BTW- the basket weave slats are woven, not a half lap. They are 1” wide X 1/16” thick. The “light movement”, what I call firing, of the woven slats is quite dramatic as you move around the piece and the light source changes orientation. These are some of the most dramatic and pleasing doors I’ve ever designed. Good luck with your boxwood projects…:0)

-- Matthew, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 06:19 PM

D’oh, it was written in the description. I think I need more sleeping time… ^^’
Anyway, I love it. Your other creations (as seen on your website) are very impressive too!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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