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Project by Greg Wurst posted 12-28-2007 01:28 AM 2226 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We replaced our old 65” Mitsubishi projection TV with a newer 65” DLP set. The new set doesn’t have the large base the old one did, so I created a stand to match the rest of the entertainment center and to hold our DVD’s. I made it out of oak and oak plywood with 1/2” MDF for the drawers on full extension slides. Overall, I’m quite pleased with how well it matches. The stand doesn’t sink into the carpet as much as the towers, so the bottom trim isn’t flush with the tower trim even though they are the exact same dimensions. Other than that, I thought it was a pretty-good match.

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#1 posted 12-28-2007 02:44 AM

Looks great q. Nice design and execution!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 12-28-2007 04:01 AM

I saw one designed with the bridge lowered below the side cabinets…gives it a whole new look. You did nice with this one. Looks great. I see you’re a “Trekkie” too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 12-28-2007 04:17 AM

very nice ! i really like the layout great job

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#4 posted 12-28-2007 05:10 AM

Nice job! I’ll bet you enjoy the extra storage space.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-28-2007 08:53 AM

Very nice piece of furniture indeed.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-28-2007 09:23 AM

Great work! I see that we have similar tastes in electronics, too (Klipsch speakers and Mitsu DLP)

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#7 posted 12-28-2007 12:11 PM

Great design that works perfectly with the other pieces.

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#8 posted 12-28-2007 12:44 PM

Nice pies of furniture. Enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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#9 posted 12-28-2007 03:32 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments! The DVD storage works very well, but even with 4 drawers full it’s still not enough! I had built a large DVD storage cabinet previously and had hoped to be able to get everything in the drawers and eliminate the cabinet. We still had at least another 50 DVD’s and video games that would not fit and had to be stored in a side tower. I’ll probably build a smaller storage unit for my son’s videos and the video games here in the near future.

Yes, we are Star Trek fans as well. Looking forward to the new movie to see if it’s any good.

Muzhik, my dad had a nice set of Klipsch speakers that sounded great. I have a set of Paradigm Monitor 9 Loudspeakers with matching 12” sub and center channel speaker. Good speakers make all the difference in a home theater setup. The Paradigm’s work well for both music and your typical blockbuster film.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#10 posted 12-31-2007 04:01 PM

Change your name from the wurst to the best. Beautiful eye candy. Great job. what else can i say. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 01-06-2008 04:58 AM

Oh man, I forgot about this project. I am glad to see it worked out so well. Really nice!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 05-27-2008 05:43 AM

That is a great entertainment center – very well done – and you even have the right football team on it.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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