Maple Flat Panel TV Cabinet

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Project by Timber4fun posted 12-18-2009 04:44 PM 5222 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I custom built this for a bedroom flat panel TV, satellite receiver, and DVD player. It is relatively tall, at about 48 inches, for optimum viewing height from a bed with box spring. The top two shelves were designed to house the electronic components. The back is open for ventilation and cable management. The shelf height is also important as the infrared remote controls need line of site for ease of use. The storage behind the cabinet doors is an extra benefit from the original project goal.

Cabinet is made of hard maple. It is roughly 48 inches tall by 52 inches wide by 17 inches deep, if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, the plan is to stain it ebony to match other bedroom furniture. I am not a big fan of ebony stain, but relationships are all about compromise, right? :)

I once again had a “tape measure failure” on the cabinet doors. I had to make the cabinet doors twice, as the original set of doors was somehow measured too big. :) Now I have an extra set of cabinet doors, along with an extra cabinet door from another project. Fairly soon, I should have a full kitchen set of cabinet doors from tape measure failure.

Have a great holiday. Tim

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 05:10 PM

Tim, That’s a nice design for your entertainment cabinet and it turned out great. Sorry to hear about your “tape measure failure”. I must have one of the same tape measures, because mine fails me once in awhile also!. lol. If you don’t have enough left-over doors for a kitchen, I’m sure I have a few extras to spare.
Nice work and I hope you will post some more pictures when it’s completed and set up with all the equipment.

-- John @

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 05:12 PM

Nice looking cabinet. It does seem a shame to stain maple black but please post pics anyway.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 05:14 PM

Nice looking cabinet.

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 05:45 PM

Well done… Bad tape measure!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 05:57 PM

Nice looking ETCenter. Looks graet and I’m sure the customer will be pleased.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 10:06 PM

I cut it twice and it is still too short… lol … I bet it was one of them new fangled metric tape measures… !!
Nice work and fwiw I don’t like stain either…. but sometimes you have to compromise… I suppose…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 09:45 PM

Nice cabinet. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 05:22 AM

Very nice (your tv should love it lol). I know what you men about the tape measure, did you buy it a HD if so thats where I got mine and maybe we are onto something bucause we both know we measure things correctly right? lol
Also stand up for the wood and skip the stain.

God Bless, James 4:10

-- Duane, Ohio

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