|Project by Blackie_||posted 07-07-2014 06:33 PM||1913 views||8 times favorited||23 comments|
This design I used is a copy or knock off from a design that’s made and sold from several manufactures online that ranges from $109 to $159 depending on which vendor and manufacture, Homedepot sells it for the latter cost of $159 I’m not even sure where the patent lies on it as there’s so many building it for sell, I grabbed the design and made it for myself, the one design that’s sold on line is made of MDF which in my book is not a good choice for this type of application much less at the price it’s listed.
I used paint grade soft Pine that Lowes sells already made up in panels perfect for my project to minimize cutting, total cost in materials wood $50.00 Paint $12.00 I used the same measurements for the one sold online 16” x 16” x 48” the top shelf is 12” wide the center shelf is 16” wide and the bottom is 10” wide, I put a dividing wall on the bottom shelf allowing for a 4” wide place to house the power strip and hide the wires the front is 6” wide enough to hold CDs, I’m using the bottom shelf to hold the sub woofer from the power bar.
I started out by cutting the shelves to length and width, I then cut the end panels to size and width, then using the table saw cut the dados in the proper place on both end panels to hold the shelves then I positioned the end plates so that the dadoes were facing each other and taped the panels together with painters tape, I free hand drew the curved cut line on one of the end panels and cut them out at the same time on the bandsaw, I cut a 2 1/2” wall mounting cleat and attached it to he back of the top shelf with glue and 1 1/4” #8 screws, glued and air nailed the unit together, each shelf is off set from the back about 1” away from the wall to allow the cords to pass.
In order for me to hang it on the wall I knew I would need some way of holding it up so I cut yet another mounting cleat 3 1/2” to fit snugly inside of each end panel only I left it as a stand alone, I got the measurement from the bottom of the wall mounted TV as to where I wanted the console to hang at and attached the stand alone cleat to the studs using 2 1/2” #8 Grip-Rite wood screws then set the console so that the top cleat rested on the already mounted to the wall cleat,
Finished in gray primer and black enamel satin paint.
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