I have basically completed this built-in (to a corner) enetrtainment
center in our family room. It occupies an approx. 6 x 6 area in an
alcove, next to our fireplace. 3 months of work/fun so far.
This room has a "vaulted" ceiling, about 11.5 ft in the flat center -
rising from 8 ft walls. It's about 20 x 20 overall (nice - one reason
we bought the place 20 years ago).
So everything is finished. The glass doors, drawers, upper bookshelves,
space for a 60+ inch DLP/plasma or something - when the price
is right - or when our current 1995 - 35" Toshiba
give up the ghost.
I have to 'wrap' the upper area with stained oak crown. It follows a
45 deg ceiling from the left wall (at a 33 deg to the corner) then
across the tray ceiling/fireplace brick to catch the sloped ceiling on
the other side and wrap around to finish on a wall behind.
I'm pretty good with crown on the horizontal (which is all I have
ever done). Today, I spent maybe 4 hours trying/testing
cuts (using MDF crown). Running horizontal then down
22.5 into the FR.
Didn't get a single piece in.
Learned a lot tho. Been using Wayne Drakes' book as a nice reference
(compoundmiter.com). The only problem I have is adjusting my
RAS to (say) 10.8 degrees or something like that. Don't have
I promised SWMBO that I will have all 35 ft (!!) of oak crown
installed/finished by labor day. Gives me almost 14 days - less
than one piece/day.
Nice to be retired. Maybe I'll take tomorrow to think it
over some more.
Working on a bloodwood/birdseye chessboard too - got the
idea from someone here. It is sweet so far.