Wednesday, June 13, 2007
And this is my contribution to the new living room arrangement. We'd been wanting to put the TV on the mantle, but the windows flanking the fireplace meant there was no good place to stick the receiver, VCR, Tivo, etc. My solution was to build a low bench to fit under the window, with storage for the electronics. it's got adjustable shelves on each side, and a vertical section in the middle for storing DVDs, or maybe someday a Wii. The slats on the back are so I can run the wires, and the back is recessed about 3 inches to make room for the surge protector and give me space to organize all those wires, which Christie's dad has compared unfavorably to the guts of the space shuttle (and he would know!).
Christie's already made one cushion, which we'll use either for this bench or the other one I'm making for the dining room. Oh, and now you know what my workshop looks like when I'm in the middle of a project: a total friggin' mess.