80 inch tv entertainment center

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05-17-2016 02:23 PM

I’ve been looking for free plans for a large TV entertainment center and cannot fine anyone willing to share anything.
So I was wondering if anyone had a link, or would like to share any plans with me.


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#1 posted 05-17-2016 02:38 PM

HRP, use your imagination. A TV entertainment system is nothing more than a large open box. You can design around the TV by putting in your standards and shelves. It’s pretty simple if you know the basics of math and how to structurally design it. Piece of cake.

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 06:41 PM

I’ve not seen one for a TV that large. I built one that was fashioned after one I saw in an Amish store (pic in my projects) and it was about as large as any I had seen, easily accommodates a 55” and I had a 60” fit in it….and that was the max. Someone may have something, but I’m guessing this is one of those things you’ll have to improvise.

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 02:29 AM


Probably not what you have in mind, but I built a box to house the flat screen TV from MDF side, top and bottom panels, ¾” plywood back, and poplar trim. The box hangs on the wall, well off the floor. It is wide and tall enough to house the TV and a lower shelf for components. It is deep enough to allow the TV to set flush with the face frame when the TV is hanging on the wall mounting bracket. A generous cut-out in the back allowed for positioning the entertainment box on the wall while affording access to a high receptacle and cable outlets. A wide face frame mounted to box with screws hides the surge protecting power strip. The face frame can be removed for re-sizing if ever necessary. A large French cleat was included in the design to aid hanging the big heavy box, but the box is screwed to the wall studs. The outside of the box is painted white. The interior is painted black.

Of course the wife was not content with just the entertainment box, so I made her a couple of smaller boxes of a similar design to house her nick-knacks. These smaller shelf-boxes hang on the wall near the entertainment box.

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 05:59 AM

I just built an entertainment console that is 80 inches long. The plans were from Woodsmith magazine. Here is a link to my post

Oak entertainment console

If you’re interested let me know, I would be happy to share the plans with you


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#6 posted 05-19-2016 09:34 AM

Eric, that would be helpful.

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 10:43 AM

Better build it out to 120 inches in case you ever get a real tv ;)

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#8 posted 05-19-2016 01:04 PM

here’s a stand from woodsmith, and you could just scale it to fit your needs.

If you want one with a lift? I watched the wood smith tv show this weekend and they had a version with a lift.

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#9 posted 05-19-2016 01:22 PM

Good thought , but the cost of a 120 inch costs 1000.00 /inch, the Samsung 78 inch that I bought was just under 7000.00 for the unit delivered.

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#10 posted 05-19-2016 02:25 PM

A few years ago I designed and built an entertainment center for a customer that has a 73” television. It houses all of their stereo components, and has 4 pull out drawers that are deep and wide, rides on ball bearing slides, and holds DVDs, remotes, extra cables, etc. It’s made from 3/4” Oak ply, and solid Oak…Here’s a few pictures of it…..


Don’t know if this is what you’re after, but you might get a couple of ideas from it…

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#11 posted 05-19-2016 02:30 PM

Thank you

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#12 posted 05-19-2016 09:11 PM

What’s up with the pocket hole jig in the DVD drawer? WW’ing while watching your fave movies?

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