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Project by Friendlysb posted 05-15-2013 05:42 PM 2054 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed some more storage in my basement and wanted to create a home theater area, so I built these cabinets. This was built out of solid Hard Maple and maple plywood. The cabinets have a beaded face frame with inset doors. I left a nook for the center channel speaker with a pull out for DVDs below it. For ther upper cabinets I have my tower speakers placed inside. I used speaker mesh to conceal them inside the cabinets. I left nooks on top of the speakers to leave an area for my wife to display something. I am contemplating building some doors to close them up.

I had used analine dye for stain, and then used about 5 coats of Arm R Seal wipe on poly.

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Jim Reeves

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 05:50 PM

Very nice curious how big is tv is huge nice work

-- jim

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 05:56 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Another reason I built this is my old tv died and I bought a Projecter as a replacement. The image on the wall is around 120”. I haven’t bought a screen for it yet.

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 07:19 PM

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 09:26 PM

very nice,great job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 12:04 AM

very nice. Have you considered putting some indirect soft LED strip lights in the top display compartments? I find that some soft lighting around the screen takes away some of the harshness that exists dark theaters.

-- Dave, Texas

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 12:21 AM

Dont buy a screen unless you really want to spend a bunch of money. I did the same thing last year. I built a 108” screen, maybe spent 100$ on it. I used blackout cloth I bought online and stretched it over a 1×4 frame. It turned out perfect and has a great image.

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 08:58 AM

Great work, should be fun to watch movies and sports!

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

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#8 posted 02-27-2017 12:35 PM

These cabinets are very nice and they will make a wonderful home theater. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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