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post #1411 of 1435 Old 08-17-2014, 02:29 PM
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Nice, that is big and almost like mine I built. Mine is a few posts above yours with link to my build thread.

In your sketch you have your surge protectors in a recessed area. I did almost the same just to run my wires back and forth hidden out of view.
Thanks man. It is quite large at around 28" H x 87" W x 23" D.

The recessed area for the surge protectors will also have some wire management in there along with the power bricks for the Wii, XBox, etc. I am also going to be installing velcro loops with screws to run and separate the signal and power cables on the back panels. Maybe even grommet some velcro and have hooks screwed in the back panel for easy access and removal. Once finished, I am going to make all of my speaker cables "just the right length". That way I won't have 20 coils of copper in the back to mess with. To finish it all off, I am planning on installing carpet sliders on each support member for ease of movement.

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Thanks man. It is quite large at around 28" H x 87" W x 23" D.

The recessed area for the surge protectors will also have some wire management in there along with the power bricks for the Wii, XBox, etc. I am also going to be installing velcro loops with screws to run and separate the signal and power cables on the back panels. Maybe even grommet some velcro and have hooks screwed in the back panel for easy access and removal. Once finished, I am going to make all of my speaker cables "just the right length". That way I won't have 20 coils of copper in the back to mess with. To finish it all off, I am planning on installing carpet sliders on each support member for ease of movement.
That's big like mine.

My dimensions are 85 L X 22 D X 26 H.

I did not want my pj screen to be too high so I went with 26 high. I think it's fine for 1:85 movies but 2:40 you are looking up some but not bad.

If you have not checked out my build thread please do.

Also start a build thread for yours so others can see and get ideas. If it was not for builds like this I would have never started my own.

Here is mine.

TV / Projector screen console build.
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That's big like mine.

My dimensions are 85 L X 22 D X 26 H.

I did not want my pj screen to be too high so I went with 26 high. I think it's fine for 1:85 movies but 2:40 you are looking up some but not bad.

If you have not checked out my build thread please do.

Also start a build thread for yours so others can see and get ideas. If it was not for builds like this I would have never started my own.

Here is mine.

TV / Projector screen console build.
I've read and studied your posts. They are the reason one planned mine the way I have.
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Wood and tools purchased. Plans finalized.







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Looks like a plan.
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So, after five weeks of working through 100+ degree heat, I've finally finished my media console. Oak plywood and solid oak edges and trim throughout with over 250 screws, glue, and double coats of polyurethane. This bad boy is a tank. I'm considering a build log with the materials and tools, but it will take me some time to write out the descriptions and upload the photos. Here's a preview.





















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Looks fantastic!!
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So, after five weeks of working through 100+ degree heat, I've finally finished my media console. Oak plywood and solid oak edges and trim throughout with over 250 screws, glue, and double coats of polyurethane. This bad boy is a tank. I'm considering a build log with the materials and tools, but it will take me some time to write out the descriptions and upload the photos. Here's a preview.





















Very nice. It's really nice working with the oak.
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Very nice. It's really nice working with the oak.
I love oak, but it's a pain in the behind when staining.

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Great job!

Are the exhaust fans on all the time? TUrn on at a specific temperature? Can you hear them?

Did you use plywood and banding, or solid wood?
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Great job!

Are the exhaust fans on all the time? TUrn on at a specific temperature? Can you hear them?

Did you use plywood and banding, or solid wood?
Thank you vivatech.

No the fans are not on all the time. They are programmable for the "on" temp and the "off" temp. They are quieter than the fan on the projector (barely audible in a silent room). They are from Coolerguys.com They are two of the Cabcool series of pro metal fans with programmable LED controller. It's only one of the complete cooling kits that they sell. Here's a link: Coolerguys Cabcool 1202-M Pro Metal Series Kit The fans have a thermal probe that I have inserted in the grill on the top of my AVR. I have it programmed to turn on at 95 degrees F and turn off at 90 degrees F. I also have a Thermaltake Massive 14 dual fan laptop cooler with blue LEDs (switchable) on the top of my AVR.

The wood I used was sanded oak plywood and solid oak trim, banding, and supports.

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Very nice. I'm in the process of building one myself, 96" x 23" x 36". I'm actually doing two stands 48" wide and butting them up against each other with a 96" laminate countertop on top. I hate painting and finishing, so I used all 0.75" thick black melamine with the exception of the trim pieces and hidden 2x4s and plywood for strength. The sides that hold up each stand are a sandwich of melamine board, 2x4, melamine board, as is the base, so you can stand on top of this thing and jump up and down and it won't creek, let alone collapse. I can have that much beef in the middle because I use a vertical center channel and it will mostly get hidden.

Attached is a crude mockup showing one of the stands and then countertop - no fancy drawing as I just build it from what I see in my head, as well as a pic of the pieces I cut and one of the sandwiched sides.
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Very nice. I'm in the process of building one myself, 96" x 23" x 36". I'm actually doing two stands 48" wide and butting them up against each other with a 96" laminate countertop on top. I hate painting and finishing, so I used all 0.75" thick black melamine with the exception of the trim pieces and hidden 2x4s and plywood for strength. The sides that hold up each stand are a sandwich of melamine board, 2x4, melamine board, as is the base, so you can stand on top of this thing and jump up and down and it won't creek, let alone collapse. I can have that much beef in the middle because I use a vertical center channel and it will mostly get hidden.

Attached is a crude mockup showing one of the stands and then countertop - no fancy drawing as I just build it from what I see in my head, as well as a pic of the pieces I cut and one of the sandwiched sides.
Thanks man. In my defense, the fancy drawing was a way to stay sane until I got the money to buy the materials. LOL

I can't wait to see your stand stay coming together. Keep us updated with pics brother.

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Normally I take my time and enjoy a project like this, but there was a sale on the 75" tv I was eyeballing last Tuesday - I bought it and scrambled to get this stand going. It arrived Monday evening and my stands are not done yet, I needed one more full day. Frustrating.
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The tv delivery got pushed back to tomorrow thank goodness, and that gave me just enough time to finish one stand - short of the decorative trim pieces and laminate countertop of course, but I am exhausted. Never again lol, next time I will find a cnc milling machine and have all the pieces cut for me so I can just assemble - that's the fun part. The 2x4 sandwich method makes it very, very strong, but the melamine MDF makes it very heavy. The shelves are removable, so moving it can be manageable.

One more to go - side by side, they should look pretty good.
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The tv delivery got pushed back to tomorrow thank goodness, and that gave me just enough time to finish one stand - short of the decorative trim pieces and laminate countertop of course, but I am exhausted. Never again lol, next time I will find a cnc milling machine and have all the pieces cut for me so I can just assemble - that's the fun part. The 2x4 sandwich method makes it very, very strong, but the melamine MDF makes it very heavy. The shelves are removable, so moving it can be manageable.

One more to go - side by side, they should look pretty good.
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I have some rigid white LED strips - I think I will use them in the bottom wide slots (more light for plugging or unplugging things in the receiver is always helpful) and then around the back edges for ambient lighting. They have a switch for easy on/off.
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I have some rigid white LED strips - I think I will use them in the bottom wide slots (more light for plugging or unplugging things in the receiver is always helpful) and then around the back edges for ambient lighting. They have a switch for easy on/off.
I used LEDs too which makes it nice to see and for looks. The cabinet is remote controlled with full dimming and the tv lights are controlled when turning on the tv. That way when I use my PJ the tv lights are not on.

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I used LEDs too which makes it nice to see and for looks. The cabinet is remote controlled with full dimming and the tv lights are controlled when turning on the tv. That way when I use my PJ the tv lights are not on.

I was thinking about putting a couple of remote controlled multi-colored strips in mine too. I'll just have to be sure to dust before I turn them on each time.

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That looks great! I think I would only use them when needing light for wiring or ambient light - can't see myself using it for movie watching, as I like the room dark.
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That looks great! I think I would only use them when needing light for wiring or ambient light - can't see myself using it for movie watching, as I like the room dark.
That was my thought too. Turn them on before the movie starts, get settled with snacks and pillows, them turn them off when the movie starts.
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Finally done - here are a few before all the speakers and everything was put back into place - the laminate top is slightly bowed on the ends - I will have to flatten it out, but I'm just enjoying it for the time being.
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Very nice.
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That turned out really nice man. Great job.

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