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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 09:55 AM
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Welcome. What you have done looks great
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On that triangular opening, I agree that the best solution is to cut a tight fitting triangluar piece and fit it in there. If the 90 is accurate, you can use a clear triangle to lay out the new piece slightly oversized, then fit with sanding. Put a couple of blocks inside to glue the triangular piece in nice and solid. If it's out of square, then it's you and the sandpaper until you get an exact fit. Use a small piece of the triangular stock to determine the set back of the supporting blocks.

I have the rocker switches in a 4 gang box in my living room, and they have tiny levers that run the dimmer built in. Nice looking setup and great to dim things down of an evening.

Overall, it is a really nice looking job you've done there. I don't blame you for not tearing it all out to get it square. If you get a chance, watch the Tom Hanks film "The Terminal", in which he builds some really creative structures from what's at hand. Your manle brings that film to mind.

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Thanks for the advice. It turns out my wife wants to leave the triangle open. It will make a good hiding place for excess cord length when decorating.

After cutting some test pieces and debating the pros and cons I decided to leave the switch and just use the same measurements for the JP on both sides. Since it is designed to be basically hidden I think it will function and it doesn?t look as bad as I thought it would. I am going with a toggle type dimmer switch. That switch is for the uplighting in the top run of the crown molding above the JP.
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I also added some hidden features to this build. I have three parts if the JP that are secret doors and access to key areas for future owners and opportunities. The main feature is the inner ring of the panel immediately above the mantel. While we are not putting our tv over the fire place for several reasons some future owner may decide they want to. So it pops out and hides an outlet and 2? conduit run to the left side for easy routing of cables.

The left side has a panel that pops out reviewing the other end of the conduit run so media plates can be installed.

The right side has a panel that pops out to gain access to the LED up light electrical box for when it finally burns out.
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Well thought out and executed. Appreciate the details in the share.

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That looks really good.
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Excellent work...looks much better than the original. And great solution with the switch...light looks real nice...

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Nice upgrade on that.


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Some of these older posts are really good.

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