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Blog series by rasp updated 04-13-2012 08:08 PM 4 parts 9760 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: demolition and wiring

04-01-2012 05:55 PM by rasp | 3 comments »

my parents took off to mexico for two weeks. it’s a good place for em. anyways, i figured i’d surprise them upon their return. my dad wants to hang his 52” sharp TV on the wall. so last thursday after they left for the airport, I took out an old drywall knife and started cutting away. I used tapcons to attach a length of 2×4 to the block wall. I covered that 2×4 with a thin piece, and then another full size 2×4 to make it flush with the front edge of the fr...

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Part 2: drywall up

04-03-2012 03:15 PM by rasp | 0 comments »

my friend came over last night and fixed up the drywall for me, and got the first coat of mud on. i could have probably tried doing this myself, it’s a few patches and some mudding, but i wanted it to look professional and be done on time, and i just so happened to have a friend who does this for a living. i appreciate his help very much and facilitated him as best as i could. i have experience working on job sites as a labourer and cleaning up is a familiar task. he’s c...

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Part 3: cabinet begins

04-09-2012 11:30 PM by rasp | 0 comments »

well, didn’t exactly meet the deadline on this project. my parents came home and I had two coats of primer on the walls, and no cabinet. but I would rather take some extra time and ensure it’s nicely made than rush, make serious errors and have to buy another sheet or deviate from the original plan. using an oak straight edge and a circular saw, I broke the 4×8 sheet down into manageable pieces, ripped and crosscut them to size, and machined a 3/4” wide 3/8&#...

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Part 4: installed

04-13-2012 08:08 PM by rasp | 0 comments »

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 i...

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