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So my wife didn't like the look of my new 12" subwoofer for my home entertainment system. This end table was the solution.




I built it without a bottom so the table would not vibrate. The sub sits on the floor of the house. Louvered doors on front and back for sound to pass through and ventilation. (It really does not get very hot, ever.) False drawer fronts. Beaded face frames. The top slides open revealing a cavity that can hold a variety of things, mainly remotes for now. Soft close drawer slides keeps it from sliding open unintentionally and closes it very nicely.





I could even put a blu ray player or gaming console in it. I have an hdmi cable run from the end table to the tv through the walls. I will also be adding a power strip to the inside as well. The front and back look identical, as the back is exposed and I wanted it to look nice as well.






Built out of Birch. Dyed with Transtint medium brown. Wiped on Minwax colonial walnut stain. Was happy with the results so no toner. Sprayed on lacquer.

This was a fun project.
Thanks for looking!

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I am planning on putting 12" subs into the end cabinets of my built in. i was planning on magnets to keep the doors from vibrating. The doors are a raised panel and I am going to cut out most of the panel and install speaker cloth. Do your doors rattle or shake?

Nice solution. The end table looks great. I like the sliding top.
 

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I haven't done extensive testing, but so far, so good. No rattling. I thought about speaker cloth as well, but my wife like the look of a louvered door better. I have not noticed any major difference in sound with the end table removed or with it over top. So, I'm pretty happy about that. I think a speaker would definitely require speaker cloth.
 

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I love that sliding top idea. Very cool.
 

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very innovative way to hide your gadgets. Nice job!
 

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So kewl, I love the sliding top, such a great design
 

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Great idea and design … good place to keep the kids also…!
 

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Looks great! I hadn't ever seen your profile before so I scanned thru your previous projects. WOW! That redwood dining set was immaculate, not to mention a lot of other projects. That set would have taken me a month to build, if I was lucky. Great job and send me some of those shop trolls to help me build stuff.
 

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Great design and build-very innovative solution to what I'm sure many face as a common problem. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Another reason to be a Lumberjock, for cool project ideas like this one.
I'm going to borrow this idea for my next project.
Wife has been complaining about the all black SVS dual 12" down firing sub in the home theater for 5 years.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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what a great design, i love the false drawer and the sliding top…i usually don't use stain but i do like how this turned out, hey im still open minded…sometimes…
 

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That's a great build…and I love the finish!
 

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I have the same problem and my wife hate that black thing.
This is a great idea and beautiful made, my compliments.

Henrie.
 

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Love the idea and great execution.
I have one suggestion, I didn't notice if you added a hole to the back. This is used to help equalize the air flow with such a big woofer, also will add to the depth of sound (I used to work for Bose designing speaker cab's).
 

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Thanks for the compliments everybody. CampD: The doors on the front and on the back are both louvered. There's about a 1/4" gap between each louver. I'm guessing that should be enough for air flow. Thanks for the advice!
 

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Nice job! Your approach with the movable top is just what I have been looking for. I would like to make chair side tables (narrower) with partially siding top. Sauder makes a digi table which leaves the back end of the top stationary so you can sit a lamp on the back and still move the remaining top and have access to the drawer. I have seen where others will use a drawer track but install it flat on top of the sides but you installed them sides ways. What tracks did you use and how did you attach them to the top?
 

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Thanks for the pictures and the link! You are right the picture explains a lot. Thanks for sharing.
 
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