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Project by Ryan Bruzan posted 02-19-2012 03:10 PM 2084 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As simple as this project looks, it was not. The first conception came with the word “symmetric,” but as you will soon discover from the initial design and what it replaced, it wasn’t so simple. I had to battle with the purpose of a 7” wide space between the window and the wall. What could I do with that? It actually worked quite well and the “symmetry” fell perfectly into place as was hoped for…

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Have a Nice Day!

Ryan

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.





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CSlabon

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 03:53 PM

nice build!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 04:10 PM

Looks super ,nice balance and a fine build.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 05:57 PM

Hi Ryan;

Nice looking project. Sometimes the “simple” ones can be a real pain.

I’m going to go have a nice day now.

Lee

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reedwood

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 01:12 PM

Ryan,
Nice job considering what you had to work with. I like that you left it open on top and added accent lighting. Is that a lacquer finish? It looks so smooth. Good job!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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Builder_Bob

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 01:48 PM

What is that under the TV?

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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Ryan Bruzan

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#6 posted 02-20-2012 01:51 PM

Thanks for your eyes and keystrokes!

Reedwood, this is actually an oil based finish with Penetrol added. I rolled it on with a mohair roller cover. I applied a thick first coat and laid them flat to dry ensuring no lap marks, stray hairs or runs. Laying them flat to dry was of utmost importance.

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Ryan

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-20-2012 02:34 PM

It’s very clean and neat and you did a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ryan Bruzan

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 04:21 PM

B_Bob, its a TV stand and some flowers…? :)

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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Metrotek

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 05:33 AM

You made this; it is way cool!
This the exact style I like, very clean. I am a minimalist….if I could afford to build a house it would look like a medical office or similar; I like modern materials, e.g. MDF, Melamine, aluminum, Corell or whatever the counter tops are. I like steel, glass and concrete too. I saw this concrete and aluminum house in a movie on Netflix recently that was so cool….I like wood integrated into it, light wood like birch. This built in you did is so perfect for my tastes. I’d have my bedroom furniture, i.e. lingerie chest, vanity, night stands, etc., built by a commercial cabinet shop; we have one here named Constructavision.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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Sorethumbs

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 05:39 PM

Is that a working gas fireplace below the TV?

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Ryan Bruzan

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#11 posted 02-22-2012 02:50 AM

Yes Metro, I built these. I am so grateful and thankful for every opportunity I get to build something for someone. Every single project builds many a story, don’t they? The best thing (there are a lot of best things, huh?) is when I get to turn someone elses’ concept into exactly what they envisioned.

Oh, and the best best thing is knowing what someone else is describing and being able to connect with them. “That’s exactly what I was thinking!” “Wow! You read my mind!” “Did my wife already talk to you? Uh uh?”

And did I mention, the bestest best thing is seeing the expressions on peoples’ faces when the final project in unveilied, especially when their loved ones come home at the end of a long, hard day at work and see with their own eyes and feel with their own hands new joy that I brought to them. Yes, people still do that.

When the U.S. Army Colonel tells what he wants, he expects precision. When the Marine Corps Captain slips on the freshly polished (Pledged) wood floor and busts his A-A-Apples, he wants to know whose barracks room it is. Oops! Ha ha!

But there is nothing better than watching a grandmother wake up in the middle of the night to enjoy the finally-finished mantelpiece in her formal sitting room, tears of joy filling her eyes from the opportunity to enjoy the work produced by the “tiny hands” of her first and oldest grandson. (Sigh) Nothing tops that privilege. (my eyes drooling)

THE BONUS BEST: Why, getting to share these splinters of life with people like you. Sometimes they burn!

Yes, it is a working gas fireplace below the TV.

Ryan

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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