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Alwaysbusy 01-15-2011 11:35 AM

entertainment center modification
I'm definitely not going to tackle this myself, will get a carpenter if it's possible. I have a big oak entertainment center with an opening for 27" tv, and I want to have it cut down so I can use the bottom for my new tv. I need a good carpenter in the Pittsburgh area!

Jackofall1 01-15-2011 12:03 PM

Did the same thing to mine, worked out great.

Alwaysbusy 01-15-2011 01:10 PM

Any chance you have photos, or any suggestions on how it was done? I be getting a carpenter to do it, but I suppose I should give him some ideas. Thanks Diane

Jackofall1 01-15-2011 05:14 PM

What I did was set up a temporary guide / straight edge, used a finishing blade in my circular saw, I cut the top portion of the section off. I then capped the sawn edge with a molding piece, which came from the top of the cabinet.

Looks like it was built that way.


mrgins 01-15-2011 06:17 PM

A good idea to put tape along where the cut will be, mark for the cut on the tape and also score the cut line with a knife. Where possible, cut on the hidden side of the unit. If you're hiring a carpenter, at least make sure he's a decent finish man with some experience with this

Alwaysbusy 01-15-2011 08:34 PM

Entertainment center
i really appreciate the info, now I know it can be done. My next step will be to find a carpenter.

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