TV Wall Mount and Entertainment Center

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Project by cracknpop posted 10-24-2021 01:43 AM 648 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting a new 55” flat panel TV was exciting, until SWMBO said she would like it a whole lot better if it didn’t look like a TV stuck to the wall. Grabbed my tape measure and during commercials, half-times, in between naps, and when there was nothing of interest ON the TV, I measured and sketched. When the Queen took over the remote, I headed to the woodshop.

The dimensions of the TV dictated the design of the wall unit that measures 57” wide X 37” tall X 5 1/2” deep (top shelf). The entertainment center measures 63 1/2” wide X 30” tall X 17 1/2” deep. Made of red oak and stained with Zar Teak Natural. Top coat was Sherwin Williams pre-cat lacquer.

I left parts of the back open to allow for routing cords and cables through the wall. After hanging on the wall, the TV wanted to tip out at the top. Had to take it down and run vertical braces from backing board up to the top. Inside of wall unit was painted black and I left about 3/8” gap around the TV to allow for air circulation.

After putting cable box and sound receiver behind the right door, heat build up became an issue. I installed a cooling fan from an old computer and drilled vent holes in the back. I was able to plug the fan into the receiver so it would run when receiver was turned on.

Plenty of storage and all cables are hidden and routed through the wall. The big problem I have now is trying to sneak the remote from the Queen. Well, since I’m not much interested in what she is watching….. I’m heading to the wood shop.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#1 posted 10-24-2021 02:27 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 10-24-2021 04:16 PM

nice build. At least you made it wide enough for a 75 inch TV, Ha.

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#3 posted 10-25-2021 03:05 AM

Nice looking design.

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#4 posted 10-26-2021 12:28 AM

You did an awesome job with your build, thank you for sharing this with us today from Henrico County Virginia

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#5 posted 10-26-2021 02:13 AM

Thank you for your kind comments.

@gdaveg – Sadly, SWMBO said a the 75” was “Too big!”

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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