Yesterday we got all the door and drawer fronts on the hutch. And the hardware installed too! We already had these two on
But we still needed to get the other 4 door fronts and 2 drawer fronts on.
In the midst of all of that we also put up the TV mount
Eventually we'll get a wall-mountable flat screen TV (in a year or so) to replace our current TV. Chris got the TV we have about 8 years ago. It has held up well, but there are some things we don't like about it (because obviously technology has gotten better). We're in no rush, but we figured we might as well put the mount up now to accommodate future wiring because it will be easier to do now than worry about later.
But back to those doors and drawers. They were all stained, poly'd and ready so I brought them inside
We measured for the placement of the hardware on the drawers: simple, just centered
Then we drilled the holes and plopped the hardware inside
We didn't attach the drawer hardware yet because we still had to attach the drawer front to the front of the drawer, but we just wanted to make sure we did it correctly.
Next, we moved on to our knob placement. And that was quite the to do. There were 3 options: knobs at the top
Knobs slightly below
And knobs in the middle
Knobs in the middle got thrown up pretty quickly, but there was a little bit of a debate between Chris and I about whether they should be at the top or slightly below. We finally settled on slightly below and Chris marked the drilling placement on the jig
Then we drilled and installed the knobs one by one
Then we attached them to the hutch
Next up was attaching the drawer fronts. We used double stick tape to temporarily attach the drawer front to the front of the door
When we were sure about placement I held on to make sure it didn't move at all while Chris drilled in two screws from the inside of the drawer into the drawer front and voila!
The finishing touch was attaching the drawer hardware
Unfortunately I don't have a great after pic of the door and drawer fronts installed because our TV is currently sitting in front of the hutch while we're completing it
But here's a close up shot so you can see just how purdy it all looks!
Don't worry, when the hutch is done and the TV is properly put on top of it we won't have wires going everywhere, this is just the temporary set up
What do you think???