New Year, New Start, New Room

paulmdenton

Active Member
Here goes. The new year has started, and i've had this new project in mind for a few months now. Just been waiting for the xmas decorations to come down. Then the snow.

The idea is to build a AV rack / consealed work station between my chimney breast and living room wall. Will post pics later.

Being a semi novice, i'm bricking it. lol.

Will be starting this project from this wednesday so will get the before pics up beofre then :thumbsup:



From This

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To This

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paulmdenton

Active Member
Well after a trip to Wicks, a lot of money and a car full of wood, The build begun. Only managed to get the frame up today, but came across a small problem. As i am having to build it free standing, full ceiling hight i have to slide it across to room to get it into the alcove. But when i get it lines up, it catches on the cable box where it comes into the house. So i'm thinking of moving this tomorrow so it will come into the house inside the unit.

Well here are the pics from today.

More tomorrow



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paulmdenton

Active Member
Another busy day. and another trip to B&Q as i blew my drill.

I've finished the frame off now and fit it in the corner. i was 5mm out and had to trim off some. Better than being to short i suppose.

Managed to get the shelves cut and put inplace. Not screwed down as they need painting. probably get that done tomorrow along with doors and face pannels for the AV kit

Well here are the days pics

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gareth_alien

Active Member
Looking good so far!

One question, the white painted cupboard bottom right, does that hold gas or elec meter? Cos the thought I had was you could knock that little cupboard front off and make nicer looking doors flush with the front of the shelves - may give a better look.

Just a thought.
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
Looking good so far!

One question, the white painted cupboard bottom right, does that hold gas or elec meter? Cos the thought I had was you could knock that little cupboard front off and make nicer looking doors flush with the front of the shelves - may give a better look.

Just a thought.

Its got the elec meter in it. I'm taking the doors off and building 2 small DVD racks on hinges in front so when you open the cupboard you see the DVD collection not the elec meter. But can still get to it :thumbsup:
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
Quick update shelves up, doors cut and half of them are hung. Tonight will be a sanding and priming session ready for the glossing tomorrow



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ftm247

Standard Member
Pauly,

"Another busy day. and another trip to B&Q as i blew my drill"

I dread to think what you did with your screwdriver then.

Thought you went to Wickes? :arty:
 

R1ggers

Standard Member
This looks fantastic, one of the best peices of work I've seen on these forums. I assume you're a professional joiner by the standard of your work. Your family must be so proud of you.

I'll be following this thread with interest and drooling at the prospect of seeing this sumptious room in all it's glory.

Reference work by a master tradesman - Well done! :clap:
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
thanks Andy & Ian. I'm sure you weren't being sarcastic were you? :rotfl:

Andy, i'll show you what happened to my screwdriver next week :eek:
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
Primer Dried and first gloss coat going on. Before you say anything, we are getting rid of the carpet aswell. So the gloss marks dont matter that much :clap:

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paulmdenton

Active Member
Everything is now in the unit, just the final coat of gloss to go on tonight.


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paulmdenton

Active Member
i have the same tv :smashin:


Its a great TV. :thumbsup:

Now i've left the Mrs sorting out all her stuff that i left all over the floor in the room. Could be tempted with a trip to the pub. but spent the afternoon collecting ebay goodies
 

ftm247

Standard Member
"Its a great TV. :thumbsup:

Not a 50 is it champ!

Now i've left the Mrs sorting out all her stuff that i left all over the floor in the room. Could be tempted with a trip to the pub. but spent the afternoon collecting ebay goodies "

The pub!
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
Finished painting and moving the furniture around. Re-Wired the speakers.

So until i can think of something else to do. thats it for the moment

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To This


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paulmdenton

Active Member
Don't worry dude, I'll write to '60 Minute Makeover'. I'm sure they'll sort it out for you.!!:facepalm:
Thanks boss, i'm sure you should be on your way to work by now though :hiya:
 

paulmdenton

Active Member
i liked to do something similar to my room ...but a spirit level would be used..lol..

If your on about the frame of the unit. i came accross a small problem :facepalm: and had to do it like that. Or if you are on about the picture of of london that been sorted now
 

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