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Project by Blackie_ posted 07-07-2014 06:33 PM 1325 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 06:46 PM

That is a slick looking project, Randy….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ChrisK

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 06:53 PM

Good looking, nice work.

-- Chris K

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freddy1962

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 06:56 PM

Nicely done! I like it.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 06:59 PM

This looks great. In most cases, our ideas are taken from things that we have seen. Looks like a very clean and professional job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 07:14 PM

Nice! for yourself or the marketplace? Time, overhead, and materials?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 07:18 PM

Thanks Jim, Chris, Jeff, Monte and Tom.

Tom, its for myself, I made the mistake of walking into BestBuy a couple weeks ago and walking out with one of these new 65” ultra HD TV’s and the worse part about it, I had already just purchased a 60” Plasma during this past Christmas so I hung the 65” in the media room and put the 60” Plasma in the living room :) it needed the console LOL

3 days building and painting and the total cost I’d say around $75.00

The TV is also hanging on an exterior wall and thus I didn’t want to dig through the insulation with hiding the wires inside of the wall.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Chris

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#7 posted 07-07-2014 07:21 PM

That is a sweet looking entertainment stand right there! Nice work.

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 07-07-2014 07:29 PM

Great looking project—glad to see you expand your craft.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 07-07-2014 07:44 PM

Wow, box building must be doin good. Now one for the shop?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 07-07-2014 07:52 PM

Thanks Chris and John.

John, actually I started off in cabinetry, I just find the smalls to be more fun and to my enjoyment :) aside the fact that my shop is no longer big enough for the large stuff, almost wasn’t able to build this unit. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 07-07-2014 07:53 PM

haha Tom, no I might cut my finger off LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 07-07-2014 08:58 PM

Very nice and very open feeling. Nice work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 07-07-2014 09:13 PM

Very nice
Good move on upgrading the materials
Even painted projects deserve real wood and good structure

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#14 posted 07-07-2014 09:18 PM

Very nice Randy. It is functional and definitely better because you made it yourself.
When my wife and I were driving back home from our trip to Texas I was informed that since I have a couple of months before our next show I can now build her a new TV cabinet for the TV she has in her office in the house.
It has to be floor standing and match the other oak stuff I made for her office.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Tooch

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#15 posted 07-08-2014 01:00 PM

looks real nice Randy. I’m inthe process of renovating my basement and am torn between building or buying a tv console… i think this helps me make up my mind. stuff is always better when you build it yourself

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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