Sometimes it is the small details that make the difference between a great result for the customer and an average result. A good example is this recent project I was working on for one of our long time customers. They wanted to put a new flat screen TV in the alcove above their fireplace, but they also needed a place to put their cable box and a new Blu-Ray player. When I arrived to look at the location, there was an old tube TV sitting in the alcove with a cable box sitting on its end next to it. This just did not look very good, and we had to come up with a solution. I took some measurements and designed a basic shelf that the new flat screen TV could rest on, and it created enough space underneath for the components.
I did a basic drawing and got the idea approved. Then I partnered with Carey’s Custom Woodworking once again, to build me the shelf. I drove to Carey’s on the weekend and picked up the shelf, then got an old paint can from the client and ran it down to Home Depot to get a paint match. One quart of paint and three coats later, we had a nice looking shelf.
I had the shelf ready to go for the install on Monday, and it went in without a hitch. I probably spent more time designing , picking up and painting the shelf than I did on setting up the TV and getting the components hooked up, but it really pulled this whole project together.