|Project by Andrew||posted 1551 days ago||1163 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I completed this project 2 years ago but wanted to put it out there, I am new to LJ ( a month or so) and wanted to catch up to people.
This was a tough one guys, A lot of moving parts. This is made almost entirely of 3/4 ” oak plywood. Anyway what it is is two cabinets siting on top of one another with a lazy susan between them. The top cabinet has hiding place under the lid about 2 1/2 inches deep, great for games. unfortunateley I need to raise my ceiling 1 1/2 inches for the lid stay to engage ( live and learn) Also shortly after installing everything the TV died so I needed to replace it with one exactly the same dimension as the one purchase in the early 80s ( live and learn). The bottom cabinet has two sets of pull out shelves, one set for nick nacks ( dust collectors) or useful during a buffet type party. The other shelves, have doors on the sides, they support the satellite speakers that go to the enteratainment system. The doors slide right in to the cut outs on the sides and are barely visible when closed. The inside has a shelf for the center speaker, a hidden cubby for the subwoofer, the dvd player 2 little cubbies for remotes, and storage for 40 or so DVD’s. The legs are carved using a dremel and a sanding drum ( I call it my Sanding Drummel). Everything matches My dining room and it sits next to the China Cabinet listed in my projects.
The TV cabinet turns to face either the love seat in dining room or the Kitchen. That was another challenge though. Running cables to theTV though the two cabinets but so the top box could still swivel, then actually running the cables though the 2 sets of holes.
Things I Learned
1. Panel doors are not THAT hard.
2. Sometimes you can overdesign things
3. This was my first project using a tablesaw, (craftsman contractor) You just don’t know what a difference tools make until you have them, or no longer have them.
4. 90 degrees is not a myth
5. it is nice to be able to watch the same tv in different rooms depending on what is going on
6. Not every idea needs to be put into 1 peice of furniture
7. My Wife loves it, and uses it everyday.
8. When doing something like this always get longer cables than you think you need.
9. When dealing with tech stuff, always leave room for the next generation of things.
( don’t spend 2 weeks and $400 in lumber to house a 30 year old TV)
-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns