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Project by newTim posted 07-23-2008 07:43 AM 1591 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom meant the cabinet had to fit within a tight ‘closet-type’ space. The was designed for my computer guy in a trade of sorts.

The tray displayed on top is a piece made by my wife who is a professional artist. Check out the last ‘before’picture. I was a mess.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 07-23-2008 10:39 AM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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trifern

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#2 posted 07-23-2008 01:13 PM

Great solution for the space. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-23-2008 02:00 PM

HI Tim;

Nicely done. Very practical.

Lee

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#4 posted 07-23-2008 02:01 PM

Tim;

I forgot to comment on your wife’s artwork.

Beautiful.

Lee

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#5 posted 07-23-2008 06:45 PM

Looks great Tim. Could you please comment on the height you chose for the TV screen? It seems low, but I don’t have that kind of problem (lol) so I’m curious.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 07-23-2008 07:47 PM

Re the TV height, I agree, seems low. The cabinet was built for my computer guy and the TV was installed before he asked me to make the build. Being a computer guy he’s a big time gamer so I think that’s why he chose that height.

As a side note. This house was built about four years ago and the media closet area was supposed to be pre-wired. Problem is the builder forgot to run the wires so we had to remove the baseboards and make the run of cables and such. The ‘before’ picture doesn’t show the rat’s nest of wiring, insulation and such we uncovered.

It felt like a version of Ask This Old House. I was real happy with the outcome, as was the owner. It was a real clean install and all the wires are neatly hidden yet still accessible.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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