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Project by Paul_F posted 02-02-2010 07:09 PM 2196 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was my first venture into using a tortion box technique. It turned out nicely but it was a real learning process. I went with the tortion box design for a couple of reasons. 1) I wanted to keep the weight down and 2) I wanted to create internal channels to run all of the wires. I will add some ‘installed’ pictures as soon as I can but there is a 50” HDTV sitting on top with DVD player, soundsystem components and VCR all sitting on the middle shelf. The bottom shelf has a video game box and stores many DVD’s, VCR’s etc. The rear corner has a bow face obscuring outlets and a surge suppressor. The main power switch is located under the bottom shelf about 2” back from the right front edge.

The overall dimensions are 52”L x 32”W x 28”H. It was designed to fit into a specific corner in a friends home. I used 3/8” thick pine to form the lattice for the tortion web and 1/4” birch plywood for the skin. I made a form out of MDF to serve as a guide for cutting the front curve and used the same form to steam bend yellow pine edging along the front. I embedded 3/8” ‘T’ nuts into 3 of the upper shelf box cavities to receive the threaded rods that are fed up from the bottom through the shelves and spacers. I welded a nut onto the end of each rod to form a long bolt.

A fun project but a lot of planning for such a simple looking thing.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 07:19 PM

very nice design! i really like the look of it

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 07:31 PM

You really made the pine look nice. I like the look. How stable is it – front to back? (I have a 3 year old that likes to climb on furniture.)


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#3 posted 02-02-2010 08:49 PM

If I was making this for an environment where there might be a 3 year old who was sure that it was a ladder then I would move the front legs out a little further (one more cavity). With a 50” Plasma sitting on top and centered it is quite stable – still not totally 3 year old proof).

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 11:39 PM

Very cool design Paul looks super.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 06:19 PM

Great design, and I like how you have hidden the cabeling back in the corner. Looking forward to seeing all setup.

Thank you for sharing

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 11:36 PM

looks cool


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