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Forum topic by Luke posted 04-14-2011 06:27 PM 913 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2011 06:27 PM

Ok, I’m doing my friends Entertainment center, his house is the exact same floor plan as mine, except when I built mine the TV niche was just 3 walls making it easy to build a box and slide it into place. His has a lip that protrudes off the front of one wall about 3 inches, meaning that I either have to build the box to match the lip, or I have to waste the space behind that lip.

For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get a fitted box in that space because rotating into place will damage the walls. I attached a rough image of the idea, to see if anyone had any suggestions.

Worst case scenario is we just make a box and count the area behind the lip as dead space.

Any advice is appreciated on installing the cabinets.

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 08:10 PM

You can assemble the cabinet in the niche. You’ll make certain
compromises in terms of joinery options and convenience to you
in construction, but that’s the way to do it.

I’d probably just make the 3” dead space.

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 08:23 PM

Ditto Loren’s suggestion.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 02:58 AM

thanks guys, after talking with my neighbor and friend, we decided it would be easiest to just count it as dead space as well!

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 03:27 AM

2 pieces or dead space

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 04:24 PM

Go for the dead space. If you’re so inclined you could make a secret door and hide something in the space.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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