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post #1 of 6
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Please see the attached picture.

The components you see provide my first floor for music, and houses a cable box. It is in the open. I'm considering placing a subtle cover over the area. First, does anyone feel it looks okay, as is? If not, I'm looking for suggested materials (speaker cloth, mesh, tinted glass, etc.) and designs. A hinged cover, I suppose, would be more convenient, but a little trickier to create (ideally inside of the existing space). Otherwise, it would be a pull-off/push-on cover. I appreciate any input.
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post #2 of 6
Is there any access to the back?
Air circulation out the back?
It doesn't look all that bad as is, and if you plan on running it all with the cover in place, it is going to get really hot, really quickly in there.
Just an idea.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by contrast11 View Post

Please see the attached picture.

The components you see provide my first floor for music, and houses a cable box. It is in the open. I'm considering placing a subtle cover over the area. First, does anyone feel it looks okay, as is? If not, I'm looking for suggested materials (speaker cloth, mesh, tinted glass, etc.) and designs. A hinged cover, I suppose, would be more convenient, but a little trickier to create (ideally inside of the existing space). Otherwise, it would be a pull-off/push-on cover. I appreciate any input.

I don't think you have any ventilation there, it you cover the front. You will burn up the electronics.
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post #4 of 6
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The back has an outlet, and a hole with multiple cables coming through. Otherwise, it's essentially a wall between rooms. I agree about the cooling concern. Depending on what material I used for a closure, a cooling system would definitely be considered. I was thinking a mesh-like cover would probably have fairly mild temperature change.
post #5 of 6
Put some shelves in there so everything isn't stacked on top of each other? I had that cable box and I promise you, if nothing else, you're receiver will thank you for putting some air between them. You could also check out a USB-powered fan to hide in the rear and blow the hot air out towards the front. It's not a hideous display by any means... looks fine.

My two cents during a commercial break... now back to the boob tube.
post #6 of 6
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Shelves - good idea.
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