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    out with the old, in with the new

    my entertainment unit was taken today, in its place I have this swell on.
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    That's some fine woodworking there, Allen. You're a master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's some fine woodworking there, Allen. You're a master.

    The joints on that new unit are outstanding!!

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    this jumps up high on my list now, number #4, table, chairs, buffet, new entertainment unit for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    The joints on that new unit are outstanding!!

    Yeppers, of all the butt joints I've ever seen, that's six of them right there. The finish looks top-notch, too. So natural looking, you almost can't tell it's there.

    And nothing says "quality" or "floor protection" louder than a cardboard base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Yeppers, of all the butt joints I've ever seen, that's six of them right there. The finish looks top-notch, too. So natural looking, you almost can't tell it's there.

    And nothing says "quality" or "floor protection" louder than a cardboard base.
    ....... and lets not forget to mention the wiring, wow, top drawer, class all the way, I can really see that you put a lot of thought, time and effort into running the wiring, it has a very organic look to it

    ....pssssst hey Vaughn, think we can get him to bump it up to #3 or even #2
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    not sure how you can top this one allen...
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    Prints man, I need a set of prints. Outstanding work. Design is perfect.

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    Simple yet functional

    Maybe Don can do a sketchup so we can all benefit from this inspiring design.
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    I had made a nice wooden plate out of mahogany for the hole in the wall where all the wires came out originally. Its not like anyone saw them with the unit blocking it.
    Then my son starting running more wires.
    Years ago some were for hard wired old fashioned attenna(as backup for tv in event of loss of cable or satellite), then ran more wires so I could have interenet service out in the garage(he gave me an old laptop to use outside), and it continued.
    He had 4 dvd players, playstation, and a few other things hooked up.
    At 9 pm last night, he called to tell me hes coming over to take the unit.
    I looked at all those wires, I have no clue what they all are. He said, dont worry dad, Ill come back in a few days and clean it all up.
    Famous last words.
    Ill remind tomorrow, were laying a pergo floor in his bedroom. That should be fun.(not)

    everything is a new experience for us. (me and him)
    He needed to change all the locks
    All were easy enough, he bough schlage lock sets for all doors.
    Then he hit a problem. The front door hole was too small and needed a bigger hole.
    I had no clue there is a bracket for this type of job
    Trying to drill a hole bigger with no center is not an easy task not knowing what your doing.
    I finally told him to take a closet pole down, hold it in place in the hole(it fit almost perfect), then managed to get the hole drilled. Now the door needs a bit of sanding and touchup paint, but he intended on repainting the door anyway. We got it done. Thats what counts. (I called my plumber of all people on sunday afternoon, he told me to run over to HD and buy a jig/bracket for that)
    Last edited by allen levine; 05-17-2010 at 01:15 PM.

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