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Built-in TV unit

My living room is quite small so I try to save space however I can. I re-used an old TV unit my brother didn't want, pulled it apart and re-used some of the timber to make a smaller built-in unit. 2.6m long but only 30cm wide. Painted the same colour as the feature wall. The right side cupboard hides a spaghetti of electrical cables.

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Took a few weekends and using just simple butt joints glued and nailed. I'm a very happy DIY'er.

Cheers,

Stuart.

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Re: Built-In TV Unit

@Stuardo Fantastic project and a great way to reuse a old entertainment unit.

I'd imagine reusing the carcass saved you a decent amount of money compared to having to build it from scratch.


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Very nicely done. Excellent clean finish. It looks as if you bought it! What kind of bechtop did you use on it?


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On closer inspection was surprised to see you even took the skirting board into consideration. Thats an excellent eye for detail!


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Great work @Stuardo. Many thanks for sharing. You should indeed be a very happy DIY'er!

 

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Thanks @MitchellM  I see so many of the old entertainment units out on the footpath and I think it a pity they couldn't be repurposed, so I did. Took a bit of pulling out screws and nails and sanding and filling. Would have been easier to buy new timber but I guess I did save money.

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Thanks @redracer01 the top is Hevea panel from Bunnings which has a very nice, light grain. I wanted to use the original timber and paint it white for the top but it had a crack down the center. 

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@Stuardo A hevea panel you say? Mind taking a closer shot of it, as I don't believe I've seen that one before?

 


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@MitchellMHevea panel picture below. I do love the grain. It comes from the rubber tree, so I just learnt. Check it on Bunnings website too.

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Stuart

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