finished up and installed the cabinet. hung the tv, trimmed out the opening.
on a trip of perfectionism, i am not really happy with this cabinet. I think if I were to do it again, I would have organized the work and more efficiently, to actually meet the deadline I had in my mind. One week over isn’t that bad.
oh well. It turned out really nice. The installation went smooth, and the box basically friction fit into the hole (fluke :P ). I put 4 1 1/2” screws thru the gables into the studs, and woodplugs the holes, did a little touch up over the plugs.
the next mission for the basement is to install a small crown moulding big enough to chase wires for the surround speakers, which will be mounted by the ceiling.
for now, I’m using a tea table and the metal bar to hold the two front speakers. the other ones aren’t hooked up. I need to fish a wire for the center channel speaker too.