Sunday, August 24, 2008

Willem Visits Grandma & Grandpa: 8.22-24.08

Picture of Willem and Grandpa by Brian Fuller

Willem "Mr. Enthusiasm" Fuller spent the weekend with Grandma and Grandpa. Brian, Erin and Hayden came too.

William is a morning person and an enthusiastic talker. See him in action below. See more of Willem at Watch Me Grow.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

TV Cabinet Project

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With the recent purchase or our 46” flat panel HDTV came another woodworking project to house this monster. After numerous iterations and drawings we decided that simple was best and cabinets with doors were no longer the project direction. The photos tell the story. All sheetrock was removed from the columns and half wall. The columns were covered with maple with cherry trim. The back wall is cherry.

The cantilevered shelf under the TV is cherry with cherry trim and lacewood accent.

Speakers and cabling are hidden behind a black fabric framework which provides easy access.

The TV is mounted to the half-wall and can be easily repositioned for varying viewing situations. A small area of maple floating floor replaces ceramic tile once needed when our fireplace stove was located there. The bright spot in the ceiling is a light tube that replaced the chimney (that was another project). Cherry is used as trim between the carpet and maple flooring. Rope lights under the upper and lower shelves provide subtle accent to the project. A special thanks to Dick Beckman for all his help and suggestions during this project. Brian and Erin for the lacewood gift for father's day - perfect timing. ...and of course Roger and numerous other friends who reviewed the plans and made suggestions.