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Forum topic by Moron posted 02-29-2008 03:03 PM 1247 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2008 03:03 PM

Sadly I never got a picture of this unit when it was completed and had my PC stolen with no back up files so this is all I have.

Its a TV/Entertainment unit. The TV sits down in the middle section on an automated TV lift. The music components are on either side with a roll out for CD/DVDs.

Book matched and in sequence burly mappa panels with birdseye maple frames and 1/4” x 1/4” walnut details.


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 03:04 PM

Very well done, Roman.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 03:22 PM

Your handling of the veeners on that one is really great. I love symmetry in a piece like that that is already symmetrical in outline.
As Tom says, Well done.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 03:30 PM

Thank you Thomas

I’ll skip my humble begginings, the kind of photos I give a nervous laugh to and quickly change the subject

One of favorite kitchens. This place is a cottage, more commonly called a summer home. At 10,000 square feet built on granite, on a lake, it was not only my favorite kitchen but my favorite summer home.

The whole place was done to the NINES. Venetian plaster on all the walls, ceilings, cherry floors, wine cellar that held thousands of bottles of wine. The basement sound room had thousands of Cd’s on a carouselle sorted into country, pop etc and all hooked up to a central system. the coolest thing I have seen to date. Every heat control switch (one per room) was like a mini computor, like a blackberry in which your finger could pick the heat and cooling system, the kitchen coffee and ovens, the ice machine and the sound system….ROCK ON.

The kitchen was made from maple (painted and then glazed) and natural cherry. See if youc an pick out the fridge and freezer?.........a huge hammered copper hood range that could literally hold a volley ball in the pipe. A bit of leaded glass in the island and granite counters.

one of six vanities this being the powder room. The vanity top is crushed glass in an epoxy mix

No closets that are like mine. All the closet opening were left open so that a cabinet with applied face frame could be pushed into the opening. This one was done in MDF, most of it was painted dark brown with faux leather panels

one of many entertainment cabinets

I cant find the photos of the safe but it was bank size. The solid concrete footing to support it was at huge. The front windows were removed and a front end loader was brought in to drop it in place and then cabinets were housed around it, in front of it and had one of those secret kind of revolving doors to hide it…..very cool

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 03:42 PM

“To the nines” seems to be an understatement! Wow!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 05:23 PM

geez…. a whole other lifestyle… can’t imagine “living” in that space… lovely to visit and to “oooh” over though.

Stunning work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 05:44 PM

the place was and is beautiful. Miles of cut field stone sidwalks, some heated, a boat house with five bays and bubblers for the winter, The second floor of the boat house was any man or womans dream to live in full time.

The chandelier above the main stairs could hold six persons….HUGE and yet… in quite nicely. Even the pickets on the stairs were done, by hand, in pewter leaf….......too boot, the owner wasnt happy with the fella who did the stairs, had them ripped out and done again.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 12-15-2009 04:34 PM

That’s a beautiful entertainment center. I can imagine what it looked like once it was stained – very classy. What brand/model of TV lift did you use for this? Did the type of lift impact the design of the cabinet? I know some lift models are taller than others and this can make a difference in whether they can be used in a particular piece of furniture.

Sorry to hear your PC was stolen. That happened to my husband once – some kids broke into our house, stole his laptop. We found out later that they tossed it in a dumpster when they couldn’t figure out the passcode. Such a waste!


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