Hickory Entertainment Center

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Project by Chris posted 01-13-2013 10:50 PM 1572 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was something I made about 6 years ago. I should have posted pictures when it was empty but forgot. It’s all hickory on the outside and 1/2” plywood on the back, bottom etc… I used smoked glass for the door panels so that the remote would(wood:) work with the doors closed but the electronics could not be seen as easily. The glass affects the remote signal a little. If I had to guess 20% less signal strength. The inside is painted black also to hide the interior. Each section has a vent embedded in the bottom and on each shelf for air flow. Each section also has a 120mm dc fan. One section the fan run 24/7 because the devices in there do the same. It has a thermistor and a rheostat to adjust for heat etc… The PS3 fan runs off the USB port so if it is on then the fan runs. You get the idea. The back wall of the cabinet is about 4” inset from the edge. This part has been very useful. I can route all of the cables externally there. It keeps the clutter outside of the cabinet but hidden from view. I just leave enough cable inside the cabinet to pull out the device.

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 10:51 PM

Great job Joe.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 10:57 PM

Beautiful job. Great idea with the inset back panel.


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#3 posted 01-14-2013 12:47 AM

Impressive, nice build.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 01:41 AM

i like the glass idea, i have done the same in the past but now i’ve started using black or colored speaker cloth, its more obscure than the glass, but allows plenty of air flow and when the devices are on you can see the lights and the cloth doesn’t seem to affect the remotes at all. your project looks great, thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 11:38 AM

Really beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 02:29 PM

It has a great build, simple design but looks elegant. Great job!


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