|Project by JeffG||posted 12-28-2010 06:54 AM||4072 views||10 times favorited||4 comments|
It was time for a new TV for the living room and I decided on building a floating entertainment unit to give the room a modern look, and it’s a definite space saver with the flat screen. The cabinet part measures 46” wide by 19” tall and 13” deep. The vertical piece measures 11” wide by 54” tall and is 1.5” deep. My biscuit joiner got a workout on this project making the 19 feet worth of cherry with the maple strip running through it. The cherry came from two rough-cut boards and the maple was leftover flooring. I used standard glass door hardware for the doors. A quick call to a local glass shop had my doors and shelves ready in two days. I opted to frost the doors (which I did myself with an etching wash because the price of frosted glass at the glass shop adds a zero to the price) to avoid a cluttered look. I planned out this unit so all the cords would run behind the vertical piece down into the right cabinet where the power and cable hook up is. However, I did lose some DVD storage space because there are so many wires running to that spot, but I can fit a row of DVD in front of them to hide the wires. There are a dozen screws holding up the until, not to mention the two large bolts that came with the TV wall mount – I think I could stand on it, but my wife says I shouldn’t try.
-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY