John sent Apartment Therapy his fantastic "Before and After: How To Redo a Chandelier" last year and now he has started his own blog about the renovation of his SF Victorian, moving onto a series of high tech improvements for his flat panel and high speed internet...
A recent series of posts show how he did a DIY installation on a flat panel with hidden wires. He says, "All in all, this is pretty simple task that the average do-it-yourselfer can handle. As I said before, its a great one to try for your first time as its simple to repair if you make a mistake. I would hate to throw away a few hundreds dollars when this job can easily be tackled. A flat panel TV costs enough, save your money!"
John also makes a good recommendation for fellow DIY'ers out there on a budget, mentioning hififorless.com for his selection of component video, HDMI, and speaker cable; every component was easy to install and now he has an attractive component video and HDMI plate for flat panel hookup without any visible wires. A followup update walks us through a similar how-to with installing high speed internet in an older building with some Cat 6 and a hidden Mac Mini. For someone living in an old fashioned building, John is definitely forward thinking fella. Cheers to him for these great posts.
Photos: San Francisco Victorian
Originally posted by San Francisco/Janel Laban