Hey guys, I’ve been entertaining the idea of building my own stand/entertainment console sort of thing and I’d love to hear your thoughts. I haven’t built anything of this scale before and don’t have the tools handy, but there’s a local TechShop that I can make use of which has practically any tool I could ever need — even CNC machines and powder coaters should I want to do fancy detailing, etc as well as project mentors who know what they’re doing.
Below is what I have so far (designed in Autodesk Fusion 360). It’s designed to house a ton of stuff, including a 50” TV, HTD Level Three bookshelves, an HTD Level Three mid speaker, an SVS PB1000 sub, 4 game consoles, a receiver, games, controllers, etc and still have room left over. The backside has ~3" of open space for a power strip and cables and the whole thing is on 4-6 hidden casters underneath to make it easy to roll away from the wall to make for easy cable/setup rearrangement. I haven’t put much time into the assembly/construction, but I hope to find a way to design it so it’s solid yet reasonably simple to disassemble for transportation.
One concern I have are the acoustics of this setup. Will my sub’s sound be negatively affected by it being in the shelf like that? Are the speakers too close together? Also, would this be effective at reducing the amount of sound that makes its way down to the apartment below mine? Given the deadening effect of the wood and minimal floor contact through the console’s casters I would imagine so. In general, is there anything in this design that looks like a bad idea or could use improvement?