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Old 02-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Biggredd suggested this forum and I think it's a great idea.
This is where you can show off your work. Before and after photos, completed projects, and so on.

Have fun... and let's see those pics!

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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First off, I am disqualified as a DIYer, But I thought I would post this to show what you can do with some basic wood working tools:
Key: A table saw and compound saw is all you really need....

This is what we call a "cost-effective" ... built in unit (to the right of the fireplace) We installed it inexpensively for the home owner on an addition we built.
Sides of the unit are paper faced 3/4" MDF board (from 4x8 sheets). Shelves are made from MEDEX high-density 3/4" MDF board (from 4x8 sheets) edges all rounded over with a palm sander. Adjustable shelving racks from H.D. The upper trim is basically bed-molding (Narrow crown-type molding). The vertical centers of the unit are fluted trim. We are fabricating doors to install on the lower portion of the unit. The back of the unit is the sheetrock wall.
All will be painted with a color to match the trim work in the addition (including the back wall sheetrock) wall of the unit.
When completed, it will look exactly like a high end, custom 'built-in' unit for about 1/3 -1/4 the cost. (Normally, we would have built this in it's individual sections at the shop. Used all hardwood materials, high end hardware for durability, custom painted it at the shop and then transferred it to the site for careful assembly and filler-trimming = $$$$.$$)

(Side point: Flat screen TV is to go over the gas fireplace with the wiring going to the lower left corner of the unit for the receiver and amps....)



FWIW: I posted this on here to encourage DIYers to see what can be done with some basic tools and a little patience....really, 'anyone' can do a project like this....

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This is where you can show off your work. Before and after photos, completed projects, and so on.

Have fun... and let's see those pics!
Thanks Nathan!
It's nice having a place to show our projects and hard work.

Well, Atlantic.... where are the AFTER pics of the unit with the doors done?
I've been waiting for YEARS!

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I had hoped that bringing this post back to the front page might remind us all why this sub-forum is here....
it is not to abuse, but for all to enjoy.

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I had hoped that bringing this post back to the front page might remind us all why this sub-forum is here....
it is not to abuse, but for all to enjoy.

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I've been truly amazed by the creative people who come to this site--often biting off difficult and challenging projects--with great results---

Please post pictures of your projects---that inspires everybody--
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Just the short time I have been here the Showcase is by far my favorite. We all appreciate this site.
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Yup, I especially like seeing the before pics THEN the finished projects, although (even me) some people forget to take them.....

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I have always loved the Showcase there is aways something new and refreshing here for all to see, this truly is a wonderful forum.
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I totally agree, there are so many guys/gals here with so much talent..... and patience.... to do the wonderful things they do is simply amazing!

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I especially like antique houses---Restoring the houses properly --that's a labor of love that is often done by the DIYer-- Those posts hold my attention---

That is work that I cut my teeth on back in the early days--Duplicating missing trim,turning replacement spindles and the like---The work is to time consuming for the average contractor--so the home owner ends up doing it---Bring on the pictures!

(are you listening,Doylane? I really want to see that old Nevada railroad masters house! )--Mike--

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Here is one pic before and one after. If you really want to see more then go to the original post, German House Rebuild.
Have a great day! . dorf dude...
PS.. Notice that I still have more snow on my roof than the neighbor? I heat my whole house, he doesn't.
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That means your insulation is doing it's job! Po)

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Dorf--It was your project that got me started here at DIY--It's so long I had to keep coming back to see the progress!

Soon enough I was answering simple questions---

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