Custom Built Entertainment Center.
My husband is not a cabinet-maker but after almost 15 years of picturing a built-in entertainment center in an alcove of our living room, he decided to try and tackle it himself. We had our home built in 1998/99. He drew the plans out then and has been looking at them all this time, tweaking a bit as TV's got bigger! He started by buying unfinished cabinets at Lowe's. He built up from there with a bead board backing and adding shelving, designed to fit all the electronic components. Finishing off with lots of trim and crown moulding. Finally painting everything in Sherwin William's ProClassic Dover White Paint. His advice: Just look at each part as a small project and tackle it before moving on to the next part. Don't get overwhelmed by the whole process! Until a few years ago, he was strictly a "car guy" and not a carpenter. I am very proud of him and what he has accomplished!
Published July 11th, 2013 11:24 AM