|Forum topic by zagato64||posted 02-05-2008 09:03 PM||1093 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-05-2008 09:03 PM
I just joined the site, I wanted to thank everyone for the welcome notes. It looks like you have a lot of nice people here with real wood working talent.
I hope this is the correct forum to post this type of thing.
I’m a handyman type, novice woodworker with a few tools in the garage, table saw router table etc.. No planer or jointer so I have my limitations.
What I’m looking to build is a low console to house just my dvd player, tv set top box and stereo receiver.
I’m particularly inspired by Kaleo’s “Hollow entertainment unit” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3364
If you have any advice or know of some plans I can use as a starting point let me know.
Here’s the rough idea:
Let me know if these proportions seem out of whack
I’m still not sure if I want legs, I may just go with the ball rollers on the bottom.
The box will be constructed of 3/4” sheet material either MDF with veneer or hardwood ply.
On the back I want to have sliding doors running in dados so I can access all of the connections to the stereo equipment. I suppose this will mean the box needs to be pretty strong in the corners since the back will not be adding strength.
I’m thinking of having one door on the front that flips up and slides in (not sure what this kind of door is called).
So, that’s the project.
Again thanks for all of the warm welcomes.