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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 01-01-2011 03:42 AM 2180 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2011 03:42 AM

I need to remodel my basement and now is a good a time as any to add a built-in cabinet at one end to house my TV. The space is 15’ wide about about 7-1/2’ high. I had some free time this evening so I through together a concept drawing in AutoCAD.

The side cabinets are each 3-1/2’ wide and the center section is roughly 8’ wide, both 16” deep. The three base cabinets are 27” high and 22” deep.

The problem that I have is where to put the TV equipment? As you can see, I’ve got raised panel doors all along the bottom. With raise panels doors, the IR isn’t going to get through through them so I need something else. The TV is wireless so I don’t have to worry about any cables running up to the TV unit, other than the power cord which I have installed an outlet behind the TV to hide that.

One idea that I had was to make the two lower centers one cabinet and leaving it open but I wasn’t sure if it would make it look strange.

All thoughts and comments are welcome and encouraged.

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 03:47 AM

how about plexi-glass panels in those two doors
signal gets through
and dust stays out

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 04:03 AM

thats a mini movie theator, how many components do u have if its two i would build a small cubby shelf under the tv and put them in there with acrylic or glass doors like patron said this way u can get black doors in either material.

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 04:36 AM

I like the IR repeater idea, that hadn’t crossed my mind. The only problem with the IR Repeater is that it doesn’t get me out of making all of the those doors. lol

I tried removing the two center doors but I think it looks a little odd. What so you? Also, this would require making 2 single door base cabs and one double base cab for the shelves. Not big deal breaker by any means, just a little more lumber.

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