|Project by blockhead||posted 12-10-2010 03:56 AM||1589 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This is our recently completed entertainment area. It originally held a built in 50” projection tv which came with the house (last pic). I never was crazy about the butt joint Oak trim or the overall look. The time finally came for a new tv and a chance to fix up the area.
The T&G Douglas Fir was a “gift” from the Finance Manager where I purchased my truck in the summer. If I remember correctly, he had it in an old barn for years but never got around to using any of it. I estimate he gave me around 500 board feet or more. It’s been sitting under a tarp for about 6 months waiting for me to find a reason to use it. I guess this was as good a place as any to use some. Some pieces have some slight spalting, burl or figuring which I made sure to use a little of each.
Above the chair rail is finished with a few coats of poly and below is painted an antique white. I installed some lighting on a homemade pivoting bracket and the shelf is leftover Rosettes and some of the fluted trim. I wish I had taken some pics before putting in the tv and stand, which both hide most of the work. That probably isn’t a bad thing though, lol. Next on the list is to replace the baseboards under the area and when time and money allow, I intend to build a different tv stand.
As always, thanks for looking and any comments/critiques are welcome.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.