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jalverson
05-23-2006, 10:27 AM
read the title and pm me, need some ideas from people that have built their own before. its gonna be for a 50" hitachi LCD so its gonna be big :)

JimJ
05-23-2006, 11:11 AM
I've been building one this past week...sanding/finishing today.

What do you need to know? Best advice I can give you is to measure, measure, and just when you think you know how big it needs to be, measure again...and then add an inch over what you think, if you have the room.

adam71
05-23-2006, 11:11 AM
I've never built one before but I thought these would be some good starter ideas for you.

http://www.laurierfurniture.com/eng/files/cinema/times_square/times_square.html

jalverson
05-23-2006, 11:23 AM
well jimj i am bassicly trying to figure out if i should build something arround the tv or just a ****** stand, what do u think? thanks adam for those ideas

JimJ
05-23-2006, 11:27 AM
Depends on how much stuff you anticipate needing space for.

An integrated unit that has two shelving racks on either side of the TV and holds it in as well would look sweet, but take up a huge amount of room and be a big undertaking...not really a project to attempt if you've never done this kind of thing before.

Honestly, I'd just build a cabinet for around the TV, and use the stand you already have for it.

I'll post pictures of my setup sometime, even though it's for my audio seperates system it may give you some construction ideas.

jalverson
05-23-2006, 11:29 AM
well i have a receiver, cd changer, dvd, ps2, prolly like 40 dvds, direct tv box prolly more i can't think of too LOL i think i like the build a cabinet and use the existing stand idea

adam71
05-23-2006, 11:34 AM
well i have a receiver, cd changer, dvd, ps2, prolly like 40 dvds, direct tv box prolly more i can't think of too LOL i think i like the build a cabinet and use the existing stand idea

I've totally given up on trying to have a cabinet that will hold my equipment AND all my media. I have 500 CDs and 200 DVDs and I had to break down and buy some shelving just for media.

Just a thought but maybe you shouldn't worry about media storage when you design your center. Eventually you'll outgrow it and have to buy a seperate media rack anyway.

tRiGgEr
05-23-2006, 11:37 AM
What about a tv stand with shelving options for your components? Would take up less space and be an easy build.

jalverson
05-23-2006, 11:41 AM
it has a 2 shelve stand now just like in the picture but its crowded already LOL

thylantyr
05-23-2006, 11:55 AM
Entertainment center design idea.

Box with pole ------------------ just make the box big enough so the chick
dancing on it doesn't fall on her azz ..

That would be an real entertainment center. Just stock up on dollar bills for tips.

joetama
05-23-2006, 12:10 PM
Entertainment center design idea.

Box with pole ------------------ just make the box big enough so the chick
dancing on it doesn't fall on her azz ..

That would be an real entertainment center. Just stock up on dollar bills for tips.

Just giver her monopoly money....

heyman421
05-23-2006, 12:14 PM
projector FTW, then no worries about an entertainment center, just get a cheap glass-doored cabinet for your receiver and dvd player. Or if you wanna go all-out, sony makes an all-in-one media center pc/ dvd changer/ receiver. THAT would be nuts.

JimJ
05-23-2006, 01:13 PM
Or if you wanna go all-out, sony makes an all-in-one media center pc/ dvd changer/ receiver. THAT would be nuts.

Actually, if you want to go all out, the better way to go would be seperates :)

And I agree with Thy about the entertainment center. Maybe she'd even cook me lawfles ;)

jalverson
05-24-2006, 08:08 AM
Entertainment center design idea.

Box with pole ------------------ just make the box big enough so the chick
dancing on it doesn't fall on her azz ..

That would be an real entertainment center. Just stock up on dollar bills for tips.

funny thing is i just nailed a stripper last night LOL

joetama
05-24-2006, 12:30 PM
funny thing is i just nailed a stripper last night LOL

Oh yea? Wife? GF? Or did you pay for it? LOL....

jalverson
05-24-2006, 01:06 PM
Oh yea? Wife? GF? Or did you pay for it? LOL....

pay for it LOL, no all the strippers at the club here love me and i never once spent money there on anything but boose LOL, so it was just ment to happen so no not a wife, gf, or any of that **** just a piece of *** :)

joetama
05-24-2006, 01:28 PM
pay for it LOL, no all the strippers at the club here love me and i never once spent money there on anything but boose LOL, so it was just ment to happen so no not a wife, gf, or any of that **** just a piece of *** :)

Sweetman, that is the way to do it....

thylantyr
05-24-2006, 05:45 PM
funny thing is i just nailed a stripper last night LOL


That is some funny stuff -> the Jesus avatar and nailed comment :laugh: :D

iamamp3pimp
05-24-2006, 05:52 PM
I built one using MDF and Fiberglass. It was a fun project, and i learned how to glass that way.

took all summer though. It housed a standard shelf system, a 32 inch CRT TV, a PS2, a DVD Player, a Dreamcast, and the conmtrollers, and everything was form fitted.......but its back in vegas now...no pics

bigbangtheory
05-24-2006, 08:37 PM
I love my entertainment center. Only bad thing it is made by Ethan Allens. Thank god I didnt buy it and thank god my mom wanted new furinture when they moved into the new house. Just the cabinets alone were 4000g's. :(

Scoobydoo
05-25-2006, 08:41 PM
build a flexi rack, some wood, all thread, nuts, aluminum pipe and steel wool

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/5291/dcp00136fs.jpg

j3bus2k3
05-25-2006, 09:09 PM
Pssh....cinder blocks and wood planks FTW! If my camera wasnt broken I'd take a pic, lol.

jalverson
05-26-2006, 08:17 AM
build a flexi rack, some wood, all thread, nuts, aluminum pipe and steel wool

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/5291/dcp00136fs.jpg

not a terrible idea at all, thanks for the idea, i will keep this one in mind

joetama
05-26-2006, 10:44 AM
build a flexi rack, some wood, all thread, nuts, aluminum pipe and steel wool

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/5291/dcp00136fs.jpg

Looks like you need to dust that **** off......

thylantyr
05-26-2006, 12:52 PM
Looks like you need to dust that **** off......

That's the magic SQ dust ;)

ballstothewall
05-26-2006, 01:39 PM
That's the magic SQ dust ;)

Not as easy to refine as the magic SPL dust...:crazy:

JimJ
05-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Is that a PAS-3 I spy?

And a Dynaco solid-state amp? Heresy! Well, at least it's not a receiver :D

thylantyr
05-26-2006, 01:47 PM
Not as easy to refine as the magic SPL dust...:crazy:

You need a 1 micron filter for SPL dust :crazy:

bigbangtheory
05-27-2006, 08:17 AM
Looks like you need to dust that **** off......


It adds to the effect mang! But yeah dust that shitz off!:crazy: