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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-11-2013 04:51 AM 1420 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part of the reward for getting to a certain point in our whole house renovations is a new, and first for us, flatscreen TV. So, I began the entertainment center and ordered a 60” Sony Bravia.

The unit is floating, bolted to the wall with big lag screws. It has two shelves with spacers in between. It’s made of hard maple with a cherry frame and the rest is cherry. The woods are chosen to provide some contrast (but not too much) to the oak that pervades the rest of the house’s woodwork and floors. We’ve had a busy, crowded house before this all began. With walls taken out and most of our junk cleared out, we’re trying to be more minimalist in our house and furniture. So, this entertainment center is simple, not ornate, and without legs.

I’ve still got my old Polk audio tower speakers to veneer and place on either side of the entertainment center. Then all will be complete with it. Next, on to the kitchen, the last room to be done.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 10-11-2013 12:47 PM

Nice clean simple design. When you re-do your Polks, please post so I can see how you did them. I have a set of B&W towers with Rosewood. They have some damage on one corner and I’d like to fix it if I can.
thanks for the post.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 10-11-2013 12:55 PM

Right now they’re in rosewood vinyl. I bought them in ‘86 and they’ve been unbelievable. They’re SDA 2’s. I’ve got some maple self stick stuff. I’ve used it before and it works out well for me. While I have them apart I’m sending the crossovers in for a rebuild of the condensers. I’ll post them as a project when finished. Won’t be for a few weeks yet though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 12:58 PM

Nice, mine are 604’s, a special edition in rosewood veneer. Clear and clean sound and I’ve had them since ‘96.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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becikeja

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 01:08 PM

Sharp

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 01:14 PM

Nice. The ones I have have are the crossover type. First foray into simulated surround sound. Anyway, they always sound great and to this day are coveted, along with some of their other models. When I bought them (just luck as I was young and doing my best to make a choice) I also purchased the first commercial CD player sold by Sony. Only two CD’s available. Vivaldi’s four seasons and Huey Lewis, Heart of Rock and Roll. People said I was crazy. They soon changed. I’ve decided, as an old duffer, to stay two channel just out of nostalgia. About 200 watts per channel pouring into 4 ohms. My Yamaha amp has a toroid coil in it. It makes a sort of scifi transformers movie sound when I turn it on. Takes tons of electricity though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 03:17 PM

your work is beautiful, but this post got real nerdy. Keep em coming!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 10-11-2013 09:10 PM

really nice dan, im really happy for you and your wife to have your home come about to what you want, and all this hard work from you folks will be something to be proud of, as you take comfort on a cold winters night you can be happy knowing you did it all, it all looks great…nice speakers also…hows your hearing….lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 03:39 PM

Very cool entertainment center! Like the floating design and the minimalist look. Looking forward to the speakers.

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#9 posted 10-14-2013 03:59 PM

It looks really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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