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#1 Northerner

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:41 PM

Just today started (and finished) these shelves in my work room using wood a neighbour gave me for free for firewood...decided the wood was way to good to burn so made these instead! Not even had time to put any boxes on them yet...the bottom two shelves are high enough for a J1 :-)

Will get some boxes on when I get a minute :-)
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#2 MyOhMy

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:06 PM

You can't get any better than free! :thumbsup:

 

I like the vehicle gill in front of the fireplace, a couple of these would look good on a wall with speakers behind them (IMHO).  :yes:



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:37 PM

You can't get any better than free! :thumbsup:

I like the vehicle gill in front of the fireplace, a couple of these would look good on a wall with speakers behind them (IMHO). :yes:

Free does in deed rock :-)

The grill is from a 1930's Daimler DB18...a car favoured by Winston Churchill and Indian Maharajahs...it's one of my favourite things :-)

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:14 PM

Dang! You even notched em out to fit the crown molding..? :thumbsup:
I like that painting in front of the Statue of Liberty..:yes:

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:43 PM

Be sure to anchor those things like crazy!  That's a long way to fall for a J1.  :hmmm:



#6 Northerner

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:17 AM

Dang! You even notched em out to fit the crown molding..? :thumbsup:
I like that painting in front of the Statue of Liberty..:yes:

Yeh no mean feat with two inch thick wood lol but worth doing. Cool pic isn't it. I actually made and hand painted the Statue of Liberty about 20 years ago!

Be sure to anchor those things like crazy! That's a long way to fall for a J1. :hmmm:

Don't worry it's held up with not one but two bits of sticky tape :-)

#7 MyOhMy

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 05:36 AM

 

You can't get any better than free! :thumbsup:

I like the vehicle gill in front of the fireplace, a couple of these would look good on a wall with speakers behind them (IMHO). :yes:

Free does in deed rock :-)

The grill is from a 1930's Daimler DB18...a car favoured by Winston Churchill and Indian Maharajahs...it's one of my favourite things :-)

 

 

Wha...???  Indian Maharajahs one of your favourite things?  Never mind, each to their own;-)  :-D  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#8 Northerner

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 06:05 AM

Who doesn't love a good maharajah lol :-)

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:37 AM

Who doesn't love a good maharajah lol :-)

 

I can only have one or two or i start spinning out.

 

Si i love that grill :drool: :drool: :drool:  that needs some lighting and a special wall mount spot



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 12:55 PM

Chucked a few nice boxes on em :-)
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#11 blu_fuz

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 03:40 PM

Looks really nice!!!

#12 Northerner

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:02 AM

Looks really nice!!!

Thanks :-)

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 10:19 AM

I love the red background behind the shelves, plus the red carpet. That itself makes it look so royal. Gold and chrome color will also enhance the looks. :thumbsup:



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

Wow, they didnt really look that big in the first pic but they really are.

 

Nice work and selection of radios :yes:



#15 Northerner

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 01:30 AM

Wow, they didnt really look that big in the first pic but they really are.

Nice work and selection of radios :yes:

I guess the boxes give you the scale...yep they're huge! To fit a J1 on with room to spare shows you how big they are. Love that J1 :-)

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:21 AM

 

Wow, they didnt really look that big in the first pic but they really are.

Nice work and selection of radios :yes:

I guess the boxes give you the scale...yep they're huge! To fit a J1 on with room to spare shows you how big they are. Love that J1 :-)

 

 

The J1 is a freakin monster, one of the few really big black boxes that can back up its looks. Glad you still love her :yes:



#17 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:07 PM

That looks great! With the J1 in place you can really see how HUGE that setup is! Digging the 2XL :yes:



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:18 PM

There's certainly a lot of weighty boxes on those shelves and the shelves alone must also weigh quite a lot.  At the risk of asking the obvious and insulting your intelligence, is the (shallow?) fire surround well secured to the wall?  Usually a fire surround is fixed to a wall with only four screws to prevent it toppling forward so the screws are not normally large or heavy duty ones.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:18 PM

That looks great! With the J1 in place you can really see how HUGE that setup is! Digging the 2XL :yes:

Thanks! Yeh the 2XL is very funky...like new and boxed :-)

There's certainly a lot of weighty boxes on those shelves and the shelves alone must also weigh quite a lot. At the risk of asking the obvious and insulting your intelligence, is the (shallow?) fire surround well secured to the wall? Usually a fire surround is fixed to a wall with only four screws to prevent it toppling forward so the screws are not normally large or heavy duty ones.

It's held up with only the best blu-tak :-)

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

 

That looks great! With the J1 in place you can really see how HUGE that setup is! Digging the 2XL :yes:

Thanks! Yeh the 2XL is very funky...like new and boxed :-)

There's certainly a lot of weighty boxes on those shelves and the shelves alone must also weigh quite a lot. At the risk of asking the obvious and insulting your intelligence, is the (shallow?) fire surround well secured to the wall? Usually a fire surround is fixed to a wall with only four screws to prevent it toppling forward so the screws are not normally large or heavy duty ones.

It's held up with only the best blu-tak :-)

 

 

AAAAARGH - Yer shouda usded GREEN or TARTAN!!!  :w00t:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

Looks really good....................nice job!

#22 Northerner

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:54 AM

Looks really good....................nice job!

Thanks :-)

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:03 PM

Nice to see you're place working out Si, great job my man :-) :cool:



#24 Northerner

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 02:39 AM

Nice to see you're place working out Si, great job my man :-) :cool:

Thanks Reno...I'm liking the new place :-)

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

Nice work and I also like the robots!



#26 Northerner

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:33 AM

Nice work and I also like the robots!

Thanks. Yeh I like all sorts of vintage stuff and have a few robots dotted around the place :-)