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Project by James posted 02-05-2018 01:52 AM 836 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had lots of wires and whatnot and since the tv was mounted on the wall with no dead space behind it, there was nowhere for the wires to hide.
Box is made out of MDF molding and 1/2” oak ply for the outer and inner box. It was much more difficult than I thought becuaust getting 1/2” ply square across 60”+ wasn’t easy. The boxes are hidden on the left side which is close to the wall so you can’t see it unless you look for it. Everything is hidden now and it fits like a glove. It came out much better than I thought it might.

-- James - Semper Fi





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Mike_in_STL

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 05:30 PM

Looks GOOD! Did you leave space for ventilation?

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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James

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#2 posted 02-05-2018 05:42 PM

There’s a 2”x20” slot on the side. Is that not enough? I didn’t consider that at all.


Did you leave space for ventilation?

- MikeinSTL


-- James - Semper Fi

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JKMDETAIL

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#3 posted 02-05-2018 06:11 PM

Was wondering the same thing. Been considering doing something like this myself.


There’s a 2”x20” slot on the side. Is that not enough? I didn’t consider that at all.

Did you leave space for ventilation?

- MikeinSTL

- James


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#4 posted 02-05-2018 07:00 PM

Heat rises, so maybe something in the top would be a good idea, as TVs are set up to passively vent that way.

Frame looks good though, I like the idea

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Mike_in_STL

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 07:44 PM


Heat rises, so maybe something in the top would be a good idea, as TVs are set up to passively vent that way.

Frame looks good though, I like the idea

- Mosquito


I would agree with this comment. If you can, it might be easiest to just perforate the top to allow venting and not compromise your structural integrity or mounting set up. You could even slot the bottom or perforate it to allow more flow.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 08:35 PM

You did a nice job on creating this wire storage cavity.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Steve

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#7 posted 02-05-2018 10:03 PM

I would recommend leaving the top portion off to allow for more ventilation. Heat is what kills electronics the fastest.

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James

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 04:47 PM

Ok guys. So I’m taking the fan advice. I used to install car radios for fun in my youth and I had a particular cross flow/squirrel cage fan that was a little smaller than a pringles can. I’m going to install that and wire it for 12v with a cigarette lighter adapter (yep, you read that right) which can move 108 cfm. It’s an insanely strong fan. I’ll cover it up with a painted grate or screen and trim it out. You wont be able to see it though being that its on top. I’ll post pics when it’s done. Hopefully my tv won’t melt in the next week.

-- James - Semper Fi

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