Every so often something occurs that brings us back to earth. We can feel ourselves flying high , being goood , everybody likes our work , we want to share cause we have something to say ...........then boom something happens, no ones fault but yours truely, no escape shute, no scapegoat, no excuse .
Plan to finish my latest Monday.
Scene.... on site, nice people want a TV over the fireplace in the Master bedroom, in the recessed area above the mantle, which seems to have a poured limestone look. Very porous. The hole into which the tv will go has an arched top and is 28" deep. It is 24" to the shoulders on each side and 30" at the top of the arch in the middle, 52" wide at the base.
Since they were getting two TVs, different areas of course, and since there were three sizes, I cut the sizes of the largest two TVs out of cardboard, the 52" and the 46" Sharp, on the tablesaw before I left to discuss the options with the clients.. On the back of the 46" Sharp I drew the lines of the 42" just in case.
We found out the 46" would not fit in the hole above the fireplace so we would have to use the 42" TV. I cut the cardboard on the lines with the utility knife and it fit very nicely.
I would recess two pieces of 3/4" plywood into the hole and cover that with 1/4" ply, finishing it out at 8" behind the face of the sheet rock, so that when the bracket and the TV were mounted the image would be recessed in the hole about 1" . Also necessary was to be the cutting of two holes for the components that were to be behind the TV as there was no other good place to put them. so far so good, Right?