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4084 Arnold Avenue, #7
Naples, Florida 34104

 
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Naples, FL 34101-8092

Photo #9
Entertainment Centers

Overall unit dimensions:
     Width:  6 feet, 4-5/8 inches (fireplace wall), and
                3 feet, 4-1/4 inches (side wall)
     Height: 7 feet, 9 inches
     Depth:  1 foot, 3 inches, to 10-3/4 inches (variable)

 
Construction:
     Material: Medium density fiberboard, and wood solids
     Color: Painted, multi-step with wiped glaze coat
     Coating: Two coats of conversion varnish over finish
     Sheen: Medium rubbed effect
  
Photo #9, doors closed
For this entertainment area, we had to incorporate the owner's equipment specifications with the designer's requirement for downlighting and bookshelf space. Our goal was to keep the entire unit behind the 15 inch deep fireplace hearth, and within the 13-1/2 inch deep soffit.  

The video and stereo equipment below the television can be remote controlled even with the doors closed by virtue of an infrared remote control repeater.

The interiors of the base cabinets behind the doors are all mica laminated, not only for durability but to allow the separate equipment shelving stack below the TV (see photo above) to be easily rotated or moved to facilitate wire management.

Some of the other features of this cabinetry are:
  • Extended crown soffit
  • Halogen downlighting
  • Touch latches on the doors
  • Adjustable shelving (uppers and base)
  • Matching mica laminate interiors (behind doors)
  • Raised panel doors and end panels
  • 125° European full overlay hinges
  • Furniture base

You can see in this "before" picture (below), when compared with the top photo on this page, the extent of the remodel for this entertainment center.  Note the removal of the extended hearth and mantel, as well as a completely new fireplace surround.  

 
We worked closely with the General Contractor to make sure the new entertainment center matched the soffit, yet was still able to accommodate the customer's television specifications.


Before photo
Photo #9, doors open

 
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Last Updated: November 2008