Extra wide entertainment console

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Project by nugimon posted 04-14-2013 03:47 PM 5048 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 :-)

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 03:57 PM

Very nice cabinetry. It is perfect for the TV, looks better than anything you could have paid for. I have TV envy however. I have a 73” Mitsubishi and I thought I was the big dog….... I guess not! Very nice work.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 04:01 PM

Nice cabinet, soon the entire wall of a living room will be the TV screen. (Laughing)
You need MORE cables behind this thing!

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 04:01 PM

Very nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 04:36 PM

Big cabinet… for a big screen … goes nicely with your big CLOCK !

Careful there… look at his pix again. I spelled it correctly! :-)

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 05:12 PM

very nice,great wife’s been wanting a tv that big,hopefully one day after i quit buying my toys uhhh i mean tools.

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#6 posted 04-16-2013 03:08 AM

That is a really nice piece. Well done.

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#7 posted 04-16-2013 06:52 PM

Very nice! love the cooling and cable management!
How does your dog like being kenneled next to the sub? ;-)

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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#8 posted 04-17-2013 02:11 PM

Fantastic and well planned project! Like the beautiful design, wood choice and the finish. This will be enjoyed by the whole family for many years for sure. Well done!

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 03:49 PM

Thanks Guys…..Actually looking for another home for the kennel since he was originally b/t the TV and Sub, but now the stand is so wide he’ll probably end up in our bedroom.

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