Hi all, this is my first time posting here, and this forum seemed like the right spot. I tried to get some help at DoItYourself but didn’t get a lot of suggestions. I have an older solid wood (maple?) curio style entertainment center that was designed to old a CRT tv. Our flatscreen is on a stand bit sits too far back in the alcove, and there’s all this wasted space and you can see the wires and stuff hanging from the shelves on top. I found a company http://www.diamondcase.com/Cabinet_HTML/Knowledge_Retrofit_Details_Converting_Entertainment_Centers_and_Retrofits.HTML that retrofits these things and basically described
what I wanted, but custom work its way out of my price range and I think I can do it myself if I can get the How To part squared away. Basically I want to frame a wall inside to cut off the depth of the alcove capable of mounting the tv on an articulating arm mount so it can “float” flush with the front at the right height and viewing level and remain able to manipulate to get behind it for cords or if I decide to upgrade the TV. I also wanted to put some cubbies on the top to hold the receiver and peripherals and don’t like the current particle board shelves hanging from the top. My final idea was to put a matching plywood cover on magnets to seal the front with holes cut out for the screen and center channel speaker to seal off the space. My wood working experience is limited, and just curious what any of you would do and give me the basic procedures I would want to do. Here’s a picture of the piece of furniture.