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post #241 of 876
cjut01-

Close.....................................$1995. I think 24" height is fine. Good height for making it hold gear as well.
post #242 of 876
Thanks Mike. I would say that I am a beginning hobbyist. If you take your time and have the right tools its not that difficult. My dad has done some carpentry like building a couple of cabins so I took some design advice from him. For stain I used Zar oil based stain. I am sure Minwax is pretty much the same thing. The color is Rosewood and I also put 2 coats of Zar polyurethane. Total cost was around $200. It took me about a week but I was not very efficient with my time on this project.

I bought 2 pieces of 3/4" 4x8 sheets of birch plywood at Home Depot and had them cut both in half to give me my 24" depth. Then I bought trim pieces for the top and bottom. I also bought 6 2" casters that are rated at 125lbs each. Another finishing touch that I added was I put a piece of door skin on the back with holes drilled in it for the cables. The middle shelves are screwed in a fixed position to give the unit more strength. The end sections I put in adjustable tracks so I can move the shelves up and down. I didnt put any doors on it because I felt that they kind of get in the way. I dont have room to move my speakers out farther for door clearance. Basically its a jumbo version of that Ikea piece everyone talks about. I just didnt like that fact that it doesnt leave your components any breathing room.

The end sections are 20 1/4" wide with the middle section 17 3/4". I will mess around with my digital camera and try to get some more pics. I dont have the best lighting for photos in that room and my camera has a real small flash.

I left plent of room for upgrades but for now I am very happy with the Mits. I think 62" would be too large because we are limited to being 8-9 feet from the tv. I had the "reset" problem and just upgraded the firmware a few days ago. So far no more problems.

Here are couple more pics:
Front Left
Front Right
Front Center
Left Side (can you say cable management)

-Mark
post #243 of 876
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Originally posted by casey
cjut01-

Close.....................................$1995. I think 24" height is fine. Good height for making it hold gear as well.

Casey - Thanks, how long did it take for them once you ordered it? What was the shipping?
post #244 of 876
M Danner - Impressive!

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Originally posted by Mark Oliver
I got this one for ikea, it is perfect for what I need it for and for $99 you can't go wrong:


Mark, is that the OPPLI stand?

I'm thinking of dropping by IKEA next month when I go to Houston for a stand and dining table. My concern is this; most times when I see a cheap piece of furniture, it's got a really cheap vinyl laminate that is easily detectable and looks tacky if you get closer than 3 feet to it. Is that the case with this stand? How about IKEA stuff in general?

PS, like what you've done w/ the place....I'll be looking into those lights or something similar.
post #245 of 876
cjut01-

It's ordered kind of like furniture. You get a build date. Mine will be built the last week in October. I'll receive it first week in November. Once I get it I'll report about it. I think shipping was about $300 set up in home. No tax.

They have a "pro" upgrade available. It includes this additional stuff:

(1) Automated ventilation system

(2) Automated micro lighting system (soft green)

(3) Surge and noise suppression system

(4) Includes expandable automation remote


I think it is another $395. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
post #246 of 876
I purchased a Tech Craft PTV582 for my Sony KF-50WE610. Assembly was simple - I drilled a few extra holes so that the middle shelf is a little higher than was possible before. This will allow me to put my AV receiver on the bottom shelf. It fits well in a corner since it is tapered towards the rear. Although I like the silver color, it should be simple to paint if you want to change the color.

I purchased mine at Circuit City.
post #247 of 876
Well I was also looking for a stand but the stand I am looking for is for a toshiba CRT RPTV. It's a heavy bugger, about 175lbs in all and it's a little on the large side of things (even though it is table top it is still an RPTV). The set has a 46 inch screen, and dimensions are as follows.

It's about 43 inches wide about 40 inches high and right around 22 inches deep (which for RPTV is pretty small IMO). I'm looking to spend as little as possible on the stand itself so if you could please keep that in mind. Something from target, kmart, ikea would be nice.
post #248 of 876
Danner...

After seeing the closeups, I have to applaud again. Very nice job and it should be very inspirational to those members here who have some wood skills and tools.

For years I've been using a Kenwood branded A/V cabinet (upright) with the following in it: Yamaha Receiver, Sony CD Changer, Mitsubishi VCR, Sony DVD Player, and at one time... a DTV receiver. The front has hinged glass doors and the back has some panels covered, but the one where the receiver was/is had to be open because the Yamaha is too deep and has a gazillion wires.

Anyway, if I build my stand, I'm probably going to have glass doors in front and an open back. Dimensions I'm toying around with right now are about 55" wide, 20" deep, and 21" high using casters. I'm seriously thinking of using the 1¼" thick walnut sides of my Kenwood as the four upright panels and then doing something like you did with the ¾" plywood for top/bottom. Haven't decided whether to use a laminate top or just finish it. I've seen some brushed metal laminates that might be a nice transition for a top to the set, but that might be too glitzy. I have a pretty decent wood shop so I could easily build something.

I may go with the 62" Mits 725 which has some black trim so I could also use black laminate for the top... but birch stained with walnut also comes out pretty nice.

For those guys who are interested in building their own cabinets, or even organizing wiring, get yourself a Rockler Catalog by going to:

http://www.rockler.com

They sell prefinished doors, hinges, wiring covers, casters, handles, legs, flexible real wood veneers, sliding trays, and a million other things that could be used. Heck, they even have plans for entertainment centers.

Mike
post #249 of 876
Thanks again Mike....and thanks for posting that site. They have some cool stuff.
post #250 of 876
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Originally posted by Ockham
Well I went ahead and picked up that Oppli yesterday from Ikea and then spent the day yesterday painting it to match the rest of our cherry wood funiture. I must admit that though I'm no Picasso, the thing is really coming together nicely. The pieces seem quite sturdy, it's the right heighth and width and there really shouldn't be any heat issues. A few ties for cord management in the back, and I really think this is going to go well. I plan on putting the whole thing together tonight after work (now that the paint is dry) and I'll try to post a picture. Again, thanks to all.

Did you paint or stain ? It seems from the product desc, the lacquer/veneer finish wouldn't allow for paint/stain.
post #251 of 876
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Originally posted by mklaessy
It did last year, but unfortunately now it's just in birch.

Our local Ikea store in East Palo Alto currently has the OPPLI in birch and silver. I wish they still had it in black.
post #252 of 876
I suspect if you sand the sheen off it it will take paint. Stain is another matter-- not sure about that.
post #253 of 876
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Originally posted by photogold
Our local Ikea store in East Palo Alto currently has the OPPLI in birch and silver. I wish they still had it in black.

How does the birch look? Does it have that cheap vinyl laminate look?
post #254 of 876
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Originally posted by Geckotek
M Danner - Impressive!



Mark, is that the OPPLI stand?

I'm thinking of dropping by IKEA next month when I go to Houston for a stand and dining table. My concern is this; most times when I see a cheap piece of furniture, it's got a really cheap vinyl laminate that is easily detectable and looks tacky if you get closer than 3 feet to it. Is that the case with this stand? How about IKEA stuff in general?

PS, like what you've done w/ the place....I'll be looking into those lights or something similar.

I am using the same stand for my Sammy DLP6163W...perfect fit. Almost like it was custom made for it, with just about an inch to spare on the each side with the TV on it. The stand is made of particle board with a very good looking laminate top (I got the birch since they didnt have black), eve have knot holes LOL. It is rated to hold 100kg (~250lbs). I stood on if before I put my TV on it. I weight about 155lbs and the unit was very steady. Luv the casters. Make conneting wires a breeze. Using the selves for a power amp in the middle and 3 DVD players/recorders and a SA Explorer 8000HD on the sides. Cheap and strong and decent looking.
post #255 of 876
Ikea Bonde Sideboard
Just got the TV so I am not really set up yet.
LL
post #256 of 876
Ok. Don't laugh too hard. I got a pic of the stand I posted earlier, but this time the Mits 62" DLP is on it and my other stuff around it.

Pardon the glare on the screen as the camera flash went off at the time.
LL
post #257 of 876
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Originally posted by VA Ringer
Ikea Bonde Sideboard

It looks great. If I remember correctly the sideboard shown on the Ikea website came with a base that had legs. Was there any problem not putting the legs on? Could you put castors on?
post #258 of 876
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Originally posted by Geckotek
How does the birch look? Does it have that cheap vinyl laminate look?

On the OPPLI there's no vinyl laminate. It's real wood (birch veneer). For $99 it doesn't look like top quality furniture, but it looks pretty good. The real thing probably looks better than in the picture.

By the way I was at the store today, and they have the large size only in birch. The small is available in birch and silver.
post #259 of 876
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Originally posted by TogaAssasin
Well I was also looking for a stand but the stand I am looking for is for a toshiba CRT RPTV. It's a heavy bugger, about 175lbs in all and it's a little on the large side of things (even though it is table top it is still an RPTV). The set has a 46 inch screen, and dimensions are as follows.

It's about 43 inches wide about 40 inches high and right around 22 inches deep (which for RPTV is pretty small IMO). I'm looking to spend as little as possible on the stand itself so if you could please keep that in mind. Something from target, kmart, ikea would be nice.

I think you want to do something like I did:

"WireTech" adjustable wire shelving, 48" wide by 18" deep by 72" high, ordered from Staples.com - $129
Added some 48x18 pine board (and a 48x24 for under the TV) from Home Depot (or any home-improvement type store). - $8-10ea.. Viola!

Keep in mind with "tabletop" RPTVs the vertical height is very very important, you probably want it sitting up about 7-8" off the ground. I looked at a lot of those IKEA/Sullivans/etc TV stands but they are more designed for DLP/flat panel sets and the lowest one I found was over 16" high - way too high.
post #260 of 876
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Originally posted by Lastblade
I just found out that I can get the JVC HDILA stand for a good price, and it looks very good (similar to one of the Bellos), so I guess I won't be getting that Bush after all.

You found a stand made for the JVC D-ILA? I plan on getting the 52" JVC D-ILA.
I'm having a heck of a time finding a stand to fit my current wall unit.
I need something that is no wider than 50" due to my bridge width. I'd also prefer something lower than 20" due to the bottom mounted speakers on the set. And would like the towers to but up against the set or pretty close.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #261 of 876
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Originally posted by walk
Keep in mind with "tabletop" RPTVs the vertical height is very very important, you probably want it sitting up about 7-8" off the ground. I looked at a lot of those IKEA/Sullivans/etc TV stands but they are more designed for DLP/flat panel sets and the lowest one I found was over 16" high - way too high.

That would probably be because the set you have in the picture is not a "tabletop" set. If you check the height compared to the Samsung's, you'll find the Samsung tabletop models are shorter and need about 18"-21" of height. (See this pic) This is why the Samsung Stand is 20.3" high.

Quote:


Originally posted by photogold
On the OPPLI there's no vinyl laminate. It's real wood (birch veneer). For $99 it doesn't look like top quality furniture, but it looks pretty good. The real thing probably looks better than in the picture.

By the way I was at the store today, and they have the large size only in birch. The small is available in birch and silver.

Thank you, this is exactly what I was wanting to hear. So I guess I can drive to Houston and expect to return home w/ something I'll be happy with. (Maybe I'd better call to see if they are in stock first...LOL)
post #262 of 876
jbarbbcuny,
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It looks great. If I remember correctly the sideboard shown on the Ikea website came with a base that had legs. Was there any problem not putting the legs on? Could you put castors on?

No problem leaving legs off. I can't imagine any problem with putting castors on it in the same holes predrilled for the legs. I initially wanted a stand I could move and thought castors would be necessary but this stand/tv setup is so light that I can slide it away from the wall w/o much effort. The TV height is at the top limit of where I want it so adding castors is not an option for me. The stand is now 20.5" tall if I remember correctly.
Hope this helps!
post #263 of 876
Anyone have the Bush VS42558-03? If so, can it be used without the side storage cabinets attached? Does it look okay or are the areas covered by the cabinets unfinished? Also, what's the height between the cabinet and the glass shelf for the TV? Thanks.

Denis
post #264 of 876
Quote:


Originally posted by Geckotek
That would probably be because the set you have in the picture is not a "tabletop" set. If you check the height compared to the Samsung's, you'll find the Samsung tabletop models are shorter and need about 18"-21" of height.

Yes, it is a tabletop, it's just not a DLP/LCD tabletop. It's a CRT based model, just like the guy I was replying to. It's designed to sit on something other than the floor, although most "tables" will be too high (and the stands they sell for them are too small and way too expensive). Hence my recommendation.

Sony KP-46WT520 " TableTop Design "

Toshiba makes one also..
post #265 of 876
Here is my entertainment center made up from pieces from IKEA. I have a 50" DLP set.

post #266 of 876
First post! I will be buying a DLP in the next week or so, either the Samsung HLP-5063W or the Mits WD-52525. What do you guys think of the JSP In'Ovation stand-alone credenza?


jsp-industries.com/Pages/InOvation.html
LL
post #267 of 876
Keenan9-

What's the height of this credenza? It looks like it's higher than the 18-20" that many here are considering as the way to place the center of the TV screen at eyeball height when we're seated.
post #268 of 876
The unit is 28" high, so it puts it a little higher than I would like. I need the center of the screen to be around 43" based upon my room configuration.

My wife wants a high quality piece that is very traditional looking. This is the best that we have seen, but it is expensive at a list price of $2,000. We are also considering the Room and Board unit mentioned on the first page of this thread.

The other route would be to get a custom piece. I found this place in WI:

customshoppefurniture.com
post #269 of 876
Here are some pics of my 52" JVC H-DILA with the Z-Line Maxim stand.


http://home.san.rr.com/justinschwartz/tv027.jpg

http://home.san.rr.com/justinschwartz/tv015.jpg
post #270 of 876
Here is a good one that I actually would consider.

Planum Furniture SL Media
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