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Here is the wall unit I showed earlier finally finished , delivered, and installed. The happy customers had me hold off on delivery because they had tickets to the Mets last game of the season and wanted to see them make the playoffs (chuckle, chuckle) !!! GO PHILS !!!! Well, anyway, the unit consists of 8 pieces, red oak finished with Varathane traditional cherry stain and Minwax semi gloss poly. Important lesson learned !!! I used 1/8" acrylic mirror sheet in the curio cabinet and one top cabinet. When putting in the glass shelves I scratched up the mirrored backs and had to replace them (this time with glass mirrors). I've used acrylic mirror hundreds of times and it's fine for smaller shadow box type displays but it's too easily dinged up for anything like this. Had to try it, though. A 4 X 8 sheet was under $100.

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VERY impressive! How much does the whole unit weigh? How did you connect the pieces together? Is there lighting inside? What type? I would love a unit like this to put all my collectibles in. I think this is bigger than my house! How long did it take you to create this beauty? Very, very nice!
 

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This is a massive project for one man to handle., and you delivered it.
Congratulation!
 

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Hi sval;

Great job!

I'm sure your customer / friend loves it.

Lee
 

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I rented a 15 ft. truck and had my two grown (groaning) sons to help deliver it. Pieces are joined thru the front face frames with a few 1-3/4" #8 screws. The curio cabinet on the end is the only lighted piece per the customer. I recessed 2 halogen low voltage lights in the top and rigged a 3 position touch dimmer to the bottom door hinge of the top unit. The transformer and dimmer relay are hidden by the crown molding. Total build time was 13 weekends and a lot of nights after the day job.
 

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Great looking unit. You did a very nice job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 

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That is an absolutely beautiful piece. WOW.
 

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Absolutely amazing… great results on this one…
 

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Looks wonderful
 
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