Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shane's TV Center

Some of you may know that when we came home from my brother's wedding last May, we came home to a shattered TV. We had a nice TV stand and the shelves were made of glass. We really liked it. But while we were out of town, the shelf that held the TV shattered, pitching the TV forward and shattering it as well. Shane was DEVASTATED! I was grateful it hadn't happened while the girls were sitting there. Anyway, Shane built a wooden shelf for it and we went on our merry way. A couple weeks ago, our receiver tried to die again. (We have been nursing it for 2 or 3 years now.) Shane was trying to get it to work and another of the shelves shattered. Ugh! The glass is always such a mess to clean up. So, we went receiver shopping and found a nice one. However, we didn't want to spend $400 or $500 for another TV stand. Instead, Shane went to Lowe's and bought some wood for $100 and built a nice TV stand! He wanted to stain it black to match the shelves he made when we first moved here. I told him it would fun to make the shelves a cherry red for a two tone look!
And you know Shane. He loves making things challenging. So he decided he wanted to notch everything and then put in pegs to hold it in. So it looks really neat on the sides, but he says it was a pain, and when it's up against the wall, you can't see it. Oh well. You can look at the picture.
So here's the set up now. Shane wants a different speaker for the top shelf, but I don't get that stuff. And the receiver have its own shelf! Anyway, it's lots of fun and looks neat.


Shawngela said...

That's pretty cool! Nice work!

Rachel Rager said...

Thanks, Ange! It's taller than the last one, but we like having it!