Candy Counter, redux

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  1. MikeWh

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    I thought I'd revisit a topic from many months ago... I noticed (in another forum [​IMG] ) that Darren has added a new candy counter to his theater. I thought I'd toot his horn for him. (Uh-oh. That doesn't sound as good as I had hoped).

    Anyway... It's a very nice looking DIY! Congrats on the addition, Darren. Now, jump in here with a URL and get some nice feedback. [​IMG]

    Glenise-- did you ever get your concession stand finished? I put my candy counter project on hold... I decided to tear apart my theater last month to retrofit it with front projection.
     
  2. Glenise

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    MikeWh,

    The concession stand is on hold.
    Hope to get it done soon.
     
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    MikeWh,

    Congrats on going for front projection!
     
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    Yeah. I saw that recently. He said he got it for about $100. Not bad. I'm trying to get one for free.... If I land one, I'll be sure to post! [​IMG]
     
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    Here's another candy counter.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. LarryE

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    I used a counter similar to this from a Wal-Mart eyeglass counter, which was lighted, and I got it for free to boot. It really looks great, and I painted it a deep midnight blue to match my decor. Look around for places going out of business, remodeling etc.
     
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    Hey-hey! Darren lives! [​IMG]

    Glad to see you finally found this thread. I should have PM'd you. Oh well.
     
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    Darren that is one cool candy counter. I was wondering if you could go into a little detail on how you made the top with the glass? Also if it wouldn't be to much trouble maybe even post a few close up pictures and some from the bottom looking up? If you can't no worries.
     
  11. Darren Mortensen

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    Paul,

    I will see what I can do as far as the pics go. The glass top wasn't that hard. I first cut out the area with a jig-saw. Then using a Router I cut a 1/4 deep lip all around the edge of the openings for the glass to sit. Then I sanded it smooth. Since I knew the rectangular openings were not exactly square I took the top to a glass company and had then cut the glass to fit the openings. This mutha is heavy having used MDF, so I attached two handles to either side to assist when moving the monster![​IMG]
     
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    Thanks darren. I look forward to the pictures. I have used a router on MDF before (what a mess) almost as bad as sanding sheet rock mud. I had dust all over the house for a week after my last MDF project and it was a small one. [​IMG]
    I have finished construction in my basement and theater. Now comes the hard part decorateing. Must be the guy in me but I am clueless when it comes to stuff like this.
     

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