After a scheduled visit to the home, we agreed to the following:
- Build large shelf for Television, add 1/4″ backing to create TV compartment.
- Divide lower section equally and build two raised-panel doors to fit new openings.
- Build two A/V component shelf units, (1) per side: approx 24″ wide x 20″ deep. (Adjustable)
- Add an open shelf above TV to create ‘built-in’ look and utility.
The brunt of the work for me was prepping the poplar boards and 4’x8′ sheets of birch plywood with oil-based primer and coats of finish paint. The oil-based painting took far more time than estimated and the increased drying time was lengthy.
To the house, I delivered two new lower cabinets with adjustable shelving. The units and shelves, like all other parts, arrived with 3 coats of enamel. I also brought the one large shelf, one smaller shelf with 2″ edging, some 1/4″ backing, pre-painted nailers and a single mullion to complete the cabinet modifications, which took about 4 hours in-house.
I had to order a large cove profile raised-panel router bit from Amazon (overnight) to match the atypical 1 3/4″ raised-panels. With the new doors completed about a week later, pre-drilling for cup hinges made for a 5-minute install.
“Hey Kim..WE LOVE IT!!! It looks wonderful and Chuck thought so, too.”