Cabinet to hide the TV junk

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Project by jmos posted 11-05-2016 12:39 PM 1643 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were redecorating our family room and needed a cabinet to hide the dvd player, video game consoles, and all the associated junk that goes with it. I designed it with my Wife. We wanted something that would be as long as the TV (which is wall hung), but I didn’t want it to be too bulky. The cabinet needed to be deep enough to accommodate the game console, but we curved the sides to reduce the bulk. The back panels behind the shelves are frame and raised panels. The door has stained glass it it so it hides the content but the remotes still shoot through it. The back of the inside of the cabinet are just a couple of boards with large gaps between them to keep things from falling out the back, while allowing for wires to exit and prevent heat buildup.

It cherry with a blonde shellac finish.

-- John

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#1 posted 11-05-2016 01:11 PM

golly – that is nice and the cherry will do nothing but get better looking. Really like the curved sides, nice touch. Heck, I like it all

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-05-2016 01:33 PM

nice build

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#3 posted 11-05-2016 02:46 PM

Nice cabinet with a unique design.

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#4 posted 11-05-2016 05:28 PM

I like your design. Nice touch with the set back on the side shelves.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-05-2016 06:24 PM

really like this look with the curved sides a lot nicer than the typical rectangular cabinet,i may steal that idea in the future.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 11-05-2016 06:44 PM

Great job! The lumber is breath taking

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 11-05-2016 06:50 PM

the concave curves are a nice touch – aside from looking more elegant it keeps it from boxing out too far in the room

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 11-06-2016 12:56 AM

Looks great. Nice to develop a project that solves an issue unique to your home. Interesting to use the stained glass – wouldn’t have thought about the advantage of the remotes working with it.

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#9 posted 11-06-2016 12:58 AM

Really a great design, functional, attractive and unique. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 11-06-2016 01:24 PM

Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

Curving he sides did work really well in making it appear a lot less bulky. We were very happy with how it turned out.

Yes, the stained glass worked out great; hides the junk and you don’t have to get up an open the door. The glass isn’t too opaque, but over a dark cabinet you don’t see anything through it.

-- John

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#11 posted 11-06-2016 02:28 PM

very well done design and build ….... GREAT JOB


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