HiFi Media Cabinet

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Project by DavidTTU posted 12-04-2014 03:21 PM 1845 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a great project that started with finding a quality set of speakers on CL for cheap.

The case is made of maple plywood that I found at my local homecenter. I have been burned buying plywood from there before but this was a good piece and at the right price.

The face frame is walnut and the two drawer fronts are from a piece of wood I picked up at a garage sale.

I decided late into the project that I would like some small legs for the case. This led to some tricky joinery, because the drawers had already been framed and were a very tight squeeze.

I am sure there is an easier way to do this, but this was what I came up with (a fun problem to solve).
I ended up plunge routing through the bottom of the case, and used a dowel with a nail in the end to mark the legs for the corresponding hole.

This seemed to work well, and I believe will be a strong joint for a long time to come. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

The speaker stands are maple ply,mahogany, and walnut. Straight forward construction.

Hope you like it.

-David -Made in Lubbock.

-- -David -- Lubbock, TX

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 03:55 PM

Nice project.

Always better to get the speakers closer to ear level. The speaker stands really make the cabinet “stand” out.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 05:36 PM

sweet nice design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 07:42 PM

Cool cabinet and design. Very well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 07:49 PM

Thanks guys. I like what you did there, Brad.


-- -David -- Lubbock, TX

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 12:27 AM

What a coincidence. see my response to Mads.
I have also just gone thru this exercise after checking out the exorbitant prices of NAIM audio racks online.
Do this too `cos you will feel 50 times better about your cabinet then.
The joint for the legs should be fine as we don`t really move these around much because of the weight of components in them.
If I can figure out how to put some fotos on the site I will try to show you my effort.

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#6 posted 12-05-2014 06:28 AM

Very Nice Project David and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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