A little over 25 years ago I made a Stereo Racking Stand for my 80’s stereo separates. Its still in use today
Its made of Pine veneered chipboard with softwood legs. A little while ago I scored a vintage Bang and Olufsen 80’s music centre (perched on top of the stand) from our local Freecycle ( web site where unwanted goods are placed, up for grabs, for FREE). Why? you may be asking yourselves. Well for it’s day it was top of the range. With remote control which all but my CD player don’t have. So? Well its now part of an Entertainment centre, along with a new (extravagent isn’t he) flat screen TV. Yes the cheapskate made his own entertainment centre! Well, what with useless units on there and the precarious nature of the ‘Entertainment centre’s’ perch I decided to re-model it.
Here it is stripped of electronics, front
note the sexy flat power strip on the back leg, I’m keeping that.
So what to do. I removed the second and third shelves, attached by these plastic blocks
I cut these two shelves down, bolting them together with two softwood strips , and screwed this down to the top.
Now the only things on are the B&O and my CD player. The B&O plays records, cassette tape and CD’s through the player underneath and has an FM tuner. Despite what you might think it isn’t that top heavy. Yes those are LP’s in the module off to the left.
The speakers are under the TV, along with the DVD player
The TV plays MP3’s so I think that covers everything for now. Digital radio? When I get some of that folding stuff. Money.
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com