|Project by nugimon||posted 04-14-2013 03:47 PM||3428 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I needed a new entertainment console to fit my 92” big screen. The stands at bestbuy and online were either too expensive, cheap build quality, or could not fit all my accessories :-). Decided to build one on my own. 82”W x 17.5” H x 22” D
Designed it on Google sketch first to get the wife’s ok and to see if it will fit all my AV equipment. Originally I was afraid to do the door panels grids because frankly, I didn’t know how, was going to do a solid piece of glass wrapped with some 1×3’s, but i’m glad I challenged myself. it took a few tries, but the end result turned out nice. total project time was about 5 weeks (nights and weekends)
This is made out of maple plywood and solid maple 1×3’s for the doors and trim. A few dado’s, glue, and pocket screws hold it together. Added some cooling fans, vented shelves, and cable management that stole from our computer server racks. I also put some 1” appliance wheels on the bottom so I can roll it in and out to get to my cabling. The wheels are recessed and only 1/8” of an inch is exposed to be able to roll. During movie nights we pull it closer to the seating area to give a it a more cinematic experience (THX recommends 12ft viewing distance for a 92”!! It’s normally 18’ away). By the way…. EVERYTHING SHOULD HAVE WHEELS!!!!
Finished it with two coats of General Finishes Java jel stain, with a few dustings of transient dark walnut toner with my HVLP to give it a more even and darker appearance to match my existing furniture. And finally 4-5 coats of GF satin HP waterbased top coat with my HVLP. Got some props from a neighbor (who is a custom kitchen cabinet maker) who said that his finishing would have charged me about $400 to finish my AV cabinet but it probably wound’t have come out any better. I was pretty stoked about that :-)