|Project by riverguy||posted 12-05-2012 01:39 AM||1896 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
My Lovely Bride said we had to somehow make the rats-nest of wires and cables connecting all the TV components disappear. And we needed a TV stand. So I decided to build one from stuff I had been saving for years for “that special project.”
Since we live in a redwood and oak forest, how about a redwood and oak TV stand? I had some 60-year-old recycled redwood wall boards that needed to be run through the planer on both sides to remove the paint, and some oak trimmings from other jobs, so that’s how it began. The legs are fabricated as shown in the photos, the sub-woofer sits on its own nice, solid shelf and is open all around for good sound transmission. The DVD player, cable box and Roku sit on the shelf and the back of the shelf has a false wall with cable cutouts at the bottom. That piece is not attached to the cabinet, allowing for modification for later additions or changes of components and their cables. The compartment behind that false wall houses all of the cabling and routes only the TV Co-ax and the power cord to go to the wall outlet down through one of the legs. The speaker wires are routed through small holes in the top that come through underneath the speakers. Remember, not wires showing!
Inside the bottoms of the legs are casters whose wheels protrude only 1/4” below the legs. So the wheels are practically invisible, but the cabinet is easy to move about.
Anyway, I know redwood is not the ideal wood for cabinets or furniture, but in this instance, the cabinet is not in the path of heavy traffic or use, and hey, it was all free! It was a fun weekend project.
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com