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post #61 of 72
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Okay, next I moved my Media Center PC into the closet behind the screen wall, along with all the networking devices (I run most everything on Cat 5e instead of wireless). Again, this PC is the hub of all HDTV for the house and is streamed to Xbox360's acting as media extenders. I tried to minimize the impact of the usable space in the closet by hanging everything on the wall.

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post #62 of 72
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Next, I needed a solution for my equipment. The closet is full, so I decided to go with a cantilever credenza made out of 80/20 extruded aluminum and some more custom walnut. I mounted some rope light (same circuit as knee wall rope) underneath to give a floating effect.

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Also decided to do something similar for the new iMac I got last year.

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post #63 of 72
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After the cat climbed up on the knee wall ledge and knocked the surround speaker off and hit my wife in the head (yes, she's okay and no, she didn't kill the cat), I decided it would be much safer to secure the speakers to the wall. I used OmniMount's 30 ST-MP, which worked out quite well for the relatively massive Elemental Designs A6-MTM speakers.

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post #64 of 72
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I finally got busy on the wall bed. I used a kit by Rocker that contains plans and all the hardware for a queen-sized vertical oriented wall bed. I used 3/4" walnut plywood for the visible construction so it will match the rest of the woodwork. As you can see, it still needs trimmed out (just temporary feet on front) and a coat of polyurethane.

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post #65 of 72
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I actually scored some new equipment. Replaced my old Sony STR-V444ES with a used Onkyo TX-NR1007. Just got it installed and it sounds great, even with out calibration yet.

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I'm almost through my second bulb on my Panasonic AX200, and trying to decide what to do... plunk down $300 for another 2-yr bulb, or pull the trigger on a 1080p pj. Still serving me well though, "It's Alive!" Also, painted the screen wall with some Behr Ultra "Silver Screen" color and trimmed with the same dark color as the ceiling, not bad for a $14 screen.

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post #66 of 72
One of my fav threads ever...GREAT WORK!
post #67 of 72
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Originally Posted by JBUNGIE View Post

One of my fav threads ever...GREAT WORK!

Thanks!! I just wish I was more diligent about updating it.
post #68 of 72
Still lookin good. I love the custom floating shelf for the eq under the screen. Any closer pictures or detail of how to made it.
post #69 of 72
Looks good! cool.gif

I wish I could make one of these Iowa HT crawls sometime frown.gif
post #70 of 72
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Still lookin good. I love the custom floating shelf for the eq under the screen. Any closer pictures or detail of how to made it.

Here are some pics. The beauty of 80/20 is that there all sorts of hardware that can be used, and you are only limited by your imagination. I used a couple different types as shown. The first ones shown (recessed type) were chosen for rigidity and aesthetics... the second ones shown (90 degree single hole) were chosen for the ability to use them for attaching to the wall (see lag bolt).

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post #71 of 72
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Looks good! cool.gif
I wish I could make one of these Iowa HT crawls sometime frown.gif

Thanks! Yeah, we need more than just one crawl per year. cool.gif
post #72 of 72
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Just replace the lamp in my AX200.... again. Second lamp that I put nearly 3000 hours on. There is nothing like a new lamp to give you that brightness you forgot about. For about $0.10/hour... that's great entertainment value right there!
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