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    A New trend

    Hello,
    I am noticing a new trend with the infusion of flat panel TV's into the market.
    For the last 4 or 5 years I have been doing a lot of large entertainment centers, they averaged about 9-11 feet wide and 7'6" to 9' tall.
    Lately folks have been buying the flat panel and if they have a large entertainment center I have been adding a plywood filler about 7" back from the face of the stiles, in the hole where the old, deep tv was. They mount brackets upon this plywood and hang the new flat panel. That is not the trend. Had you at Hello
    The trend I am noticing is this..Folks are hanging the flat panel on the wall and having me build a console below for the components. This can be more furniture like and thus more expensive, but, if they can afford a flat panel they can afford me. Just throwing this out to someone looking for a niche market. HELLO...
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    Yes. Been noticing this.
    The whole house cabinet job I am working on, they are going to mount theirs flush on the wall above the fireplace mantel. [If I ever get it built ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Yes. Been noticing this.
    The whole house cabinet job I am working on, they are going to mount theirs flush on the wall above the fireplace mantel. [If I ever get it built ]
    Hi Steve,
    You will get it built and it will be knock down gorgeous, I guarantee!!!!!
    Nice work on the staining at your house, I will come over to your thread to comment later, say hi to your right hand Woman , you know, the Stain and Spray Meistro ...
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    Shaz,
    funny you should mention that. I'm in the process of re-evaluating my career choices, and I've just about come to the conclusion that being in management sucks, I want to work for myself instead. I am seriously considering relocating to a better part of the country and finding a nine to five job, and starting up a custom cabinet/furniture shop on the side. Thanks for the great tip, the area I'm looking at has a pretty good economy right now, and I'm sure there will be some DINKS and other Yuppies who will appreciate fine built ins and the like. Cool idea.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Shaz,
    funny you should mention that. I'm in the process of re-evaluating my career choices, and I've just about come to the conclusion that being in management sucks. .
    Yep, I think that it probably does. That's why I never went into management and always remained a "techie". I found that a tecnical person had far more opportunties, especially when companies such as IBM were cutting out whole levels of management and a lot of people I knew were being offered so-called "packages".

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    I want to work for myself instead. I am seriously considering relocating to a better part of the country and finding a nine to five job, and starting up a custom cabinet/furniture shop on the side. Thanks for the great tip, the area I'm looking at has a pretty good economy right now, and I'm sure there will be some DINKS and other Yuppies who will appreciate fine built ins and the like. Cool idea.
    Good for you Ned and I wish you all the good luck that you can make for yourself. (I also believe that a person mostly makes their own good luck.)
    Cheers, Frank

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    [QUOTE=Ned Bulken;16869]
    I've just about come to the conclusion that being in management sucks,

    You got that right. I came to that conclussion a long time ago. 411 days 15 hours 26 minutes.
    Live Like You Mean It!!

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    Here are some pics of a piece done back in 04. When I design/ build these things the design comes from the desires of the client in form of needs, and wants. "She" says... "I want it to be this wide, this high and have the look of that style furniture over there",(pointing). Or maybe she has several photos of molding or parts, or pieces of furniture she would like me to reproducethe " look" of in the new piece. Then I figure the fixed dimensions needed to house the components and the speakers "she" intends to have, and come up with several plans for her to see. We select and modify and I give her the price and then build it. This one I designed, built, stained and finished after doing some distress work.
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    I forgot the photos in the last post Oh well %*&( happens
    Attachment 3619 Shown are the finished product and some of the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Yes. Been noticing this.
    The whole house cabinet job I am working on, they are going to mount theirs flush on the wall above the fireplace mantel. [If I ever get it built ]


    I work with a designer who is one of those crazy genius types who came up with a great solution...should've taken some pictures

    We built a decorative frame (this one was nothing special) around the wall mounted plasma... and inserted one-way mirror (like in the police station) in front of the screen. When the TV was off it looked like a mirror...turn on the TV and it just appears. Worked like a charm...

    But be sure to cut vents top and bottom, or you'll burn it up in no time...trust me.

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    don`t cha just love folks who have you build something then want it beaten up .....did you build the brackets?.......cool lookin` chest! tod
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