TV Surround

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Project by TexasDawg posted 12-05-2009 05:25 PM 2466 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to procure a TV for the office, but there was really no where for it to go, so I set about building a surround for the TV that would allow it to hang on the wall and not fall off during the frequent earthquakes. The building is an old shipping container, so the walls are pretty flimsy. I built the box to allow maximum viewing within the office and then someone showed up with a sound system and I put some shelves on the sides to hold the speakers up. The TV can be removed without taking the surround apart so that we can add wiring as needed and project presentations for meetings as well.

I am still able to make all of my projects with only a drill, battery powered saw, a tape measure, and two clamps. Only a little over a month to go before I can return to my real workshop.

I just wish the instructions for the TV were in English instead of Japanese and Arabic.

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 05:28 PM

Lokking good. Are you going to hide the wires? Will look great when finished.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 05:33 PM

another winner ,
i think i see a table for the auxiliary things thought .

looking forward to seeing your shop at home too ,

and all the to-do things the wife has listed for you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 06:21 PM

The table is actually the desk of one of the people in the office. We took over a corner of the desk for the sound system, but the wires aren’t long enough for the DVD player to reach the desk, so I will probably build a shelf for the equipment in the near future.

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#4 posted 12-05-2009 06:24 PM

There is no way to hide all the wires in the office here (you can see a few at the top of the photo). I think the only way to hide the wires would be to rip out all of the electric and computer systems and start over…

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 07:00 PM

Great looking home theater. My cousin had something like this with surround sound even built seat on a ramp like a theater, had four rows. Pretty cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-05-2009 11:10 PM

That sucker isn’t going anywhere. Well done and thank you for your service! I hope you get back to your loved ones and workshop very soon.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 04:54 AM

Nice job in building your system.

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#8 posted 12-06-2009 08:08 PM

Good job on the tv surround! We’re all proud of you guys and gals, and keeping you in our prayers.

-- WayneD

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 08:13 PM

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