Friday, September 23, 2011

Where’s the remote?

When we bought our re-possessed Phaeton we were well aware it was missing a few items. The TV and surround sound speakers were intact but we needed to buy a DVD player and receiver and we decided to update the TV in the living room as well. Turns out that the buying was the easy part.


Sorry honey, Wish I could help but somebody’s gotta take these pictures!

This is what the new one looked like, just a bit wider but there was about a 6” gap at the bottom. No problem, being the ‘decorating disaster’ that I am I filled it with artificial flowers!
(Thanks Mom).

Enter My Handsome Handyman . . . a.k.a. The Cowboy

Red Green says something like ‘If women don’t find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy’. How lucky am I to have both!


On the new portable work top you can see the frame with one of the hinges sitting on it.
Measure twice – Cut once.

Now the frame, the door and a small piece of trim, that will fit above the TV, have all received a coat of stain. Yup!  Much like watching paint dry.


After a coat of varathane the frame is installed.
Now for the door and hardware.


It’s difficult to see in the photo but the door has been routed, (routered?) to give it a nice finished look.



Great place for holding the remotes, some of my camera equipment and other electronic gadgets.
Everyone says it looks like it’s been there all along.
Ending note: When The Cowboy installed the new set he set it up on an arm that swivels the TV to the side. Again, it’s hard to see in this picture but that is all empty space behind. More storage, for perhaps, CD’s & DVD’s ?
So for today I think it’s only appropriate sign off with Red Green’s Prayer.
Lord. . . . I . . . . can . . . . change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
if . . . . I . . . . have . . . . to.


  1. Great job. Jim had to replace the TV in our fifth wheel when we bought it. Isn't it great to have men around who really know what they're doing.

  2. Absolutely! I never would have attempted this life style if Ron wasn't as resourceful as he is. Thanks for being my 1st follower Sandie.