Newest addition to my home theater

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by David02, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. David02

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    A custom made to my specs solid wood TV Stand! :big grin:

    It's amazing how much of a difference some nice furniture can make to a room. The TV stand I've been using for the past 5 years was originally $100 from Wal-Mart... the kind made entirely of particle board and veneer that you put together yourself. It served it's purpose, but was definitely time to move on to something better. The wife and I looked in different furniture stores for almost 6 months. We could never seem to find anything that was the right price, color, size, functionality, etc. I was tempted to go with something from BDI, Salamander, etc. but wanted something that was really unique. I ended up taking the best ideas from all the furniture I had seen and combined it into exactly what I wanted. Then I hired a local wood-worker (with some excellent references) to build it for me. It came out great, and was pretty easy on the wallet too.

    This is how it looked right after I brought it home:

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    Still had some sawdust in the drawers and was covered in fingerprints. So I gave it a good wipe down with some wood cleaner, and decided to take some more pictures.

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    Built in brackets to hold Cooler Guys ventilation fans:

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    Back of the unit:
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    And what's this? Rear doors for easy cable access! :rock:

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    Ventilation holes in all the shelves and bottom:

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    Cooler Guys fans installed:

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    All put togther and loaded up with some gear:

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    SketchUp was a huge help when designing this piece. I've got a full 3d rendering if anyone is interested...

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  2. platinumalty

    platinumalty Yes, Id hit it

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    damn i like it.. nice work
     
  3. GammaRadiation

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    Nice work. You should build a subwoofer into it!
     
  4. David02

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    Would take up too much room that I could use for other components, plus I might have to worry about vibration issues.

    I've already got a really great sub in the corner of the room.
     
  5. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw OT Supporter

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    cost? I've contemplated dusting off my router and building something like this..
     
  6. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Right! I wouldn't put the sun in it either.
     
  7. mojito

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    why so much dead space around the components? if its custom built, I'd have built it for the size the components actually are or atleast more storage
     

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