|Project by Michael Brailsford||posted 08-05-2008 01:44 AM||20586 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a new set of built-ins I made in my family room. Since they are painted I did not go crazy with wood selection. The cases were built from 3/4” birch ply 2nds. They were bought from a discount building supply and had plenty of defects, but then again they were only $28/ sheet. Anyway, given the paint it did not matter. The face frames were just #2 pine boards from Lowes. I did my best to find the pieces that had the fewest knots that would need to have Kilz applied to them. All in all my wife and I are very pleased with how they came out. They are far shallower than any entertainment center we have had. The center section is 16” deep to accomodate the audio equipment. I sized it for an eventual 42” tv (I hope). The end units are 12” deep. I installed LED rope light up and down all of the stiles on all of the units. The ropes are concealed and give nice indirect light. I installed receptacles in the bottom to accomodate the power needs of all the eqipment. The middle unit has a false bottom and many of the spare wires reside there.
-- Michael A. Brailsford