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So... As Iím starting to fit the trim on the panel, the wife goes ďBut wait, thereís more ! Let there be a media shelf.Ē And just like that, the project has been extended:




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I didn’t know about the side shelves . Great idea

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I didnít know about the side shelves . Great idea


That would be the wife. Technically itís done, just have to put the shelves in place snd a few cosmetic touch ups here and there. Structurally nothing has to be added.


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Just noticed the splitter on the cable and the electrical outlet. I would have been tempted to install outlets higher up behind the new stand to keep everything hidden

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Just noticed the splitter on the cable and the electrical outlet. I would have been tempted to install outlets higher up behind the new stand to keep everything hidden


Thereís a power strip hidden behind the panel (mounted onto a 2-by), accessible via a trap door right below the TV. Hiding the main outlet isnít feasible, because it can be used for other things. But, I understand where youíre coming from.


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Thereís a power strip hidden behind the panel (mounted onto a 2-by), accessible via a trap door right below the TV. Hiding the main outlet isnít feasible, because it can be used for other things. But, I understand where youíre coming from.


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I wouldnít hide the main outlet, but would have spliced into and had another outlet higher up .
You did a great job though as it looks really sharp . Just something that I noticed , not trying to nit pic
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I wouldnít hide the main outlet, but would have spliced into and had another outlet higher up .

You did a great job though as it looks really sharp . Just something that I noticed , not trying to nit pic


Thanks, it means a lot. Especially since itís the biggest project I tackled, ever. And it required doing some stuff I wasnít 100% comfortable with. It may not seem complicated to the folks whoíve been doing this for decades, but it was pretty challenging for me.


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Thanks, it means a lot. Especially since it’s the biggest project I tackled, ever. And it required doing some stuff I wasn’t 100% comfortable with. It may not seem complicated to the folks who’ve been doing this for decades, but it was pretty challenging for me.


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This would be a huge challenge for me,as I really haven’t completed anything lol .
I do have future plans to build a better stand for my home theatre system , but I’ve got some other projects to do first , like insulating my garage maybe .

I should mention that I’m The Cable Guy , and I’ve seen many setups , but nothing as nice or unique as this .
Hopefully I have this much success with my project

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This would be a huge challenge for me,as I really havenít completed anything lol .

I do have future plans to build a better stand for my home theatre system , but Iíve got some other projects to do first , like insulating my garage maybe .



I really like what youíve done, as its certainly unique . Hopefully I have this much success in my project


Seeing as Iím in a somewhat limited capacity at this moment (no table saw since I sold the portable and havenít finished restoring the Craftsman, the shop isnít organized etc) I wouldíve probably kept putting it off longer. But since the wife and I were talking about this project for about 3 months now, it was time to walk the walk. So, although it wouldíve been significantly faster and easier to taper and trim the boards on a good table saw, I had to make due with a circular saw, a miter saw and a router. Only to prove that the difference between having or lacking certain power tools is the time it takes to complete the project. I planned on finishing within a few days, but it ended up taking 2 weeks. Mistakes been made, but I learned how to fix them. All in all, it was an invaluable experience and now am much more confident about taking on large projects. If I were to take up something similar right now, Iíd probably finish it in half the time.


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