just leaving this as a placeholder and an idea rumination space. I think I’ve got the majority of the details planned out, and may even have some overkill – better safe than sorry, no? I’ve accrued a few more electronics over the past few years and am in need of a ‘larger’ or at least differently organized entertainment center in ‘the cave’. Below is the concept drawing I have put together in sketchup.
The first postings in this blog will be about the tall unit on the right. I need that one most/first. I have gaming systems behind the TV and up in window wells that need a proper home. So far, the measurements are : 6ft tall by 20in wide x 20 in deep. The case will be ply (baltic birch I think – or possibly oak?) , the shelves will be poplar, and the case/ shelf frames will be walnut. I’m still a new woodworker and want something that will look nice and couldn’t be screwed up too badly. Also, I wanted a light and dark contrast and to work with some wood I haven’t used before and something still fairly easy to finish :)
For now, I’ve got 120mm case fans behind each shelf, and the plan is to have one/several thermal temp meters so when the case reaches a specific temp, the fans will kick on and help to circulate the air in/out of the case. Still debating if I need that many and the positioning of them. Which brings us to the last debate of if I should put a door on it or not. I’d like to but I don’t need my electronics overheating.
Any thoughts, constructive criticism, ideas, etc. welcome :)
-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.