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Forum topic by PetVet posted 07-21-2010 05:25 PM 7618 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2010 05:25 PM

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I have learned so much since I joined LJ’s. I tried to incorporate what I learned from the likes of Patron and Todd Clippinger when I approached the modifying of our entertainment center to accommodate our new large panel flat screen TV. Thanks for your inspiration guys.


-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 05:29 PM

Great Idea, Rich!

We are facing the same dilemma!


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#2 posted 07-21-2010 06:02 PM

looks good to me ,

like something i might make ,
with todds help (LOL) !

thanks for the kind compliment .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 07:01 PM

Learned from the best! And you didn’t even need a bigger hammer to make it fit.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 07:06 PM

Things like that just gives me another reason why I threw my TVs out. Haven’t watched TV in almost 10 years. I have internet.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#5 posted 07-23-2010 06:10 AM

Hi PetVet. I also had to modify my E center for a 32” TV. I took it out on the deck and laid it on it’s side and routed out a pocket 5/8” deep to accomodate the wider set.Not as radical as you had to do!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-23-2010 07:11 AM

And, you still have room on top for a bigger TV.

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#7 posted 07-23-2010 05:15 PM

While the tag line on this was humor, and it gave me a chance to poke fun at a couple of my favorite LJ’s, it has made me reflect on what I have learned in the past two years as a member of this site. I have completed projects I never would have tried before, learned techniques that were new to me, and really enjoyed the camaraderie of my fellow jocks and jockettes. There is no other site I know of where you can post a project that you are not completely happy with and ask for constructive criticism without fear of ridicule or embarrassment. There is no better way to learn and advance your skills.
Now I have to go enlarge the opening for a new microwave….

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 08:22 PM

I’ve worked as an installer for an A/V company and we have a lot of folks ask about modifying their entertainment centers. Everyone wants a larger TV or they are changing from a 4:3 to a 16:9. My employer put together an article with some before and after photographs that might help out someone looking to modify. Thought I’d share:

I’ve installed the gear on several of them and they look great. So there may be hope yet for that old entertainment center the spouse doesn’t want to dispose of.

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