First Weekend of Work Complete...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 09-29-2008 04:39 AM 1320 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all,

I got to work most of the weekend on the television console. Quite a bit of progress despite my sick family and my cough. The only things I have left to do in building the carcase are to: (1) Fit the pieces for the center speaker shelf and install it, (2) Fit the piece for the cable shelf in the rear of the unit and install it, (3) Make the vent for the bottom of the unit and install it, and (4) Drill the holes in the vertical divider to allow wiring to pass from compartment to compartment in the rear of the unit. So, here are some pictures of the progress.

Just a general view of the unit:

Looking in the front of the unit: In this picture you can see the holes I have cut in the center back panel to pass all of the wiring through.

Looking at the rear of the unit: Notice the 4 inch deep recess behind each one of the front compartments. This will allow me to run lots of wiring and it will never be seen. You can clearly see the holes in the center compartment back panel for passing cords in and out of this compartment. The dividers between each compartment back here will have holes drilled for running the cables between compartments.

Thanks for looking. Hopefully this week I will be able to make the vent that goes in the floor of the center compartment. Since that is not something that you see done every day and since some may be interested in the techniques I have chosen, I will do a deatiled posting when I do that part.

Everyone have a great week,

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 09-29-2008 11:48 AM

Rob, this is looking pretty interesting. I do like the recess for hiding the cables. This is an excellent idea.

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#2 posted 09-29-2008 11:58 AM

Rob, this is looking great. I can’t wait to see the finished project. Could you possibly post some sketches or provide some dimensions so that I can steal your design and build one of these for the love of my life?

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#3 posted 09-29-2008 11:12 PM


The recess for hiding the cables is not my idea at all. I got it from a Fine Woodworking article and adapted it to my situation.


-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#4 posted 10-13-2008 01:30 PM

Hi Rob, Looking good. I too like the recess’ for the cables I would think you need to cut a couple of slots in the dividers to allow cables to pass from side to center yes? Keep us posted.
Doug in AZ.

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#5 posted 10-16-2008 02:27 AM

Spot on Doug. I did not notice until you said something, and I already have two coats of polyurethane on those parts. Oh well, when all is said and done that part will not be visible. I will cut the holes this weekend. There will be at least two, and probablt three holes in each divider.


-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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