Originally Posted by lsdec
That's very very impressive! Home Depot cut all those pieces for you? What was the total cost if you don't mind sharing. I'm inspired to do my own.
Between my huge center channel (Revel C208) and my one oversized ampliflier (Emotiva XPR-5), a custom option really is my best choice...and DIY too since cost is a big factor.
I had Home Depot just do the long rips. I had then rip 3 4x8 3/4 oak ripped into 6 21x96. The small centers were what was left over. Used the left over parts for other areas. 21" was the depth if the stand before face frame.
Every other cut (cross rips ) were all done by me. Plus face frame, drawers, drawer slides, doors, etc.
As for price I'm only estimating. This does not included saw blades, extra claps and misc stuff. I consider these for other jobs too later on. I had some of the cooling fan parts and lighting kits.
But for the basic wood and hardware I would say about $400-$600 with $600 being high.
I looked all over at stores and internet and I found items that fitted my needs buy only 70%. But I could make it work but not what I wanted. So I started to read and watch videos online and draw up some plans. 6 weeks of weekends only, maybe 35-40 hours I have end results. I learned stuff on the way. The pictures don't even do it justice. Everyone that has seen it in person thought we bought it.
I'm building the screen valance this weekend to match the stand and hide the screen. If anyone puts their mind to it and don't rush you can do it. Oh, the best part is I built it and fits all my needs for now.
Thanks for all the kind words.
Also back in this thread I ended up posting photos of the projector mount I built for my particular room requirements. Because we all know sometime one size fits all does not apply.