When we bought our house it had a half height divider between the hallway and the family room. This picture was taken on Thanksgiving 2008 just a couple of weeks after we moved into the house.I am standing in the living room looking towards the hallway and the family room. The divider can be seen just to the right of the book shelf.
Duke tore out the divider before he installed new hardwood flooring. Since the beginning of this year he has been building a new divider. the divider includes our stereo equipment and a new 75 gallon aquarium which he also built. He finished the project a couple of weeks ago. It looks great. I am going to share some pictures with you. This picture is taken in the living room from about the same place as the picture above.
Now looking in the other direction from the family room here is Duke with the finished product.
The aquarium was built from two 4 foot by 8 foot sheets of Plexiglas.
The filter is built into the cabinet below the aquarium.
The cables for the stereo system are accessible from the doors on the back of the divider.
There are also speakers built into the bottom right and left.
Duke also built the bookshelf on the right above. You can see our turtle in the tank. We are a bit concerned that he may be getting jealous because of all the attention that the fish have been getting lately!
Duke's next project will be to build desks in our office. Watch this space for updates. We are leaving on a six week cross country road trip next week so you will soon be seeing travel pictures as I blog our trip.