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Formal Dining Room converted into Media Room

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Project by GaryL posted 1324 days ago 3190 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another happy client.
The man of the house (with his lovely wife’s consent) wanted a room to set up his Yamaha sound system with a new bigscreen and the formal dining room was deemed wasted space. They have a huge “breakfast nook” also. This was built with birch ply and poplar, painted with Sherwin Williams ProClassic latex. Last two pictures are during the spraying of the units in the shop. The doors and transom were also installed during the tranformation. The transom grill was somehow forgotten at the shop so it was AWOL during the pic shoot.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.





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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 1324 days ago

Very cool! No doubt, significant effort went into this. Nice design, layout and finish. There’s nothing like converting wasted space into something more useful / productive. Enjoy!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 1324 days ago

BIG comes to mind! Very nice build, you have me thinking about my den a little differently… I think it needs a new wall.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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EzJack

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#3 posted 1324 days ago

Man, nice job to land. Looks great.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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juniorjock

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#4 posted 1324 days ago

Really nice and very professional looking, Gary. What type of sprayer did you use? Man, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want this in their home, if they had the space.
- JJ

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GaryL

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#5 posted 1324 days ago

Thanks everyone!
JJ…I used a Graco 390 airless. Gets a little messy with the “backwash” that come out of the shelving units when spraying the interiors but turned out nice, along with my white raccoon face…lol.
These people have plenty of “space”, 6500 sq. ft with the finished basement with only two of them living there. I was the job foreman on the original build of the house 10 yrs ago.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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ShopDogs

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#6 posted 1318 days ago

Gary, sorry I did not post sooner. I really like this work. It turned out beautifully. Do you hate painting as much as I do?
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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GaryL

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#7 posted 1314 days ago

Thanks Micheal. As far as painting goes, sometimes I don’t mind, other times it just seems to take to much time and sslloowwss the whole process down. This is an older project from five or six years ago. I used to give a client the option of paint choice, with lacquer being an upgrade, but now I only use lacquer on cabinets or fixtures. The time savings with the lacquer is a no brainer and the finish quality is 10 times better. Plus any over spray that gets in the shop is just a dry dust, but now I have that problem eliminated with the installation of a paint booth filter system.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Todd Thomas

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#8 posted 1286 days ago

looks great…another well done project….u da man!!

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Todd Thomas

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#9 posted 1286 days ago

what brand or product of paint/lacquer do you use?

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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