How To Build An Entertainment Unit

I made the switch from a fat-backed TV to a wider, slimmer plasma and soon followed with an upgrade for my amp and speakers – the plasma looked ridiculous on my old entertainment unit and the new amp didn’t fit. Whatever option you finally choose for watching TV outdoors, try to find a place where the set will be at least somewhat sheltered and in the shade, such as under an awning , close to one of the walls of the house. All goods that are returned to us will be checked on arrival to make sure they are as new, and only then will we process your full refund. And, on a lighter note, I guess it will be handy when the mood to build something strikes again.

This is my own home DIY I just finished: ?v=FbKP-A2q0VQ ) I have a few design suggestions to make this sturdier but with the actual dimensions, I could send you back an actual sketch plan to help you on your way, rather than trying to describe it. The upper portion of our entertainment center will be made in three sections: a center section for the TV and two side sections for books, audio gear and collectibles. If you end up using this plan, please let me know how it goes and send me a picture, I would interested to see how your build turns out.

The thickness of your posts will complete the overall width, so your shelving panels should account for this measurement. Since this defeats the whole original goal, we’re back to either using an economical set outside and replacing it when it breaks (as break it will), or building a sunroom around a TV and calling it a day. Five drawers would be 1.8ft each (550mm) which are wide enough for most common items you would have in such a unit such as games, movies, etc.

In addition to this, you can also add a little wood glue to your stand and help make it a little sturdier. If you did not get your lumber precut, then this is the time to make sure you have all your wood cut to the proper specifications. Not only is their birch hardwood plywood beautiful and finish-grade, it’s environmentally responsible and the healthier choice for us, since almost all of the furniture I build is meant for indoor use. Sand the entire TV stand with medium-grade sandpaper, then with a fine-grade sandpaper to get a smoother surface. They still showcase books and personal objects, and they keep the TV from becoming the focus of the room.

If you’re sharing your DIY project, please tell us how you did it. Consider putting the finished picture first, however, this is not a requirement. Description: I was looking for the perfect TV unit and as usual, couldn’t find what I was looking for. Build the tank to exceed the width of the screen rather than just cover it, and you will have a larger volume of water and be able to hide the filter and heater.

If you don’t need to accommodate a centre speaker, you can make the unit the same width as your TV or a bit wider. Although individual equipment failures are impossible to avoid, we build the mobile units with redundancy and reliability such that clients can reasonably expect them to deliver 100% on-air performance. You’re going to have to build the bottom first and top last though if you do smaller drawers so that you can work on them. TV stands are also exceptionally easy to build, regardless of your carpentry skill.

For the inside shelving i would suggest using track like this -/images/shelf-standard… since its very easy to do. its quite a bit more work to do and getting it right at home without the right tools is hard but drilling holes for cabinet shelf hangers also works but wouldnt be what i would suggest in this case. I SO need to make something like this for my tv and associated living room electronics. If you want your gear to slide in/out from the front, remember to make the doors wide enough for it.

Instead of being a functional computer system for hobbyist programming with a TV tuner, the tuner was removed from the casing of an RCA brand TV (GE for the Compucolor II) since such a feature during the 1970s would have been too costly for such an application. From a simple stand made of recycled pallets to a drawer and shelf entertainment center to hold all your electronics, there’s a plan that will be just right for you. Cut out the drywall and then screw the bracket back into the same holes it was at. Re-hang the TV and the doors finally closed. The last step of this project is to attach the back and tabletop to the TV Console.

You could always make wood slides though like -content/uploads/2011/10/drawer-sl… or just have the drawer rest and slide on blocks of wood but this isnt as classy. I decided to not have a top to this box so that the TV could still be taken off the wall and taken out to the porch when a big game is on. I made my measurements for the 3-sided box and measured how far out the TV stood for my depth and the total dimensions of the paintings. Make sure the drawer height is at least 3/4 in. shorter than the opening height. I also don’t like it off to the side of a TV stand, so I’m trying to make something to combine it altogether.


With Leon’s large selection of quality entertainment units, finding the perfect focal point for your room and the storage space you need has never been easier. Hewlett-Packard currently has a version of their TouchSmart line of computers with a built-in TV tuner, and even has a built-in DVR; also making it a TV/DVR combo which is a relatively rare concept. We supply custom made cabinet, shelving and surface solutions for every room in the home.

Buy it from IKEA or if you really want to make it then take a cutting list down to B&Q, one sheet of 18mmMDF should do that, I’ve never heard of 22mm BTW, I would simply glue and pin it together with PVA and 40 mm pins. Most also feature slide-back doors that allow an unobstructed view of the TV. Here’s how to build your own custom unit using stock cabinets. Cut a piece of 1 x 8 poplar with a notch, to fit around the corner and conceal the edge of the plywood.

You might conclude that your best bet is to simply make a box with a sealed door, weather stripping at every seam, and an internal fan. As not all living spaces have a symmetrical framework, including some odd décor elements, make an understated statement. Here’s the finished and installed TV Lift Cabinet with links out to the how to videos in this series. Bless’er House build an entire faux mantel, with a hinged door on the bottom box part to allow for access to the electrical outlet and also for potential storage for electronics or media. The exact shape isn’t a must; I used a flexible steel ruler and bent it to make a smooth curve along the block from bottom to top.

The idea here is that you simply store the TV in the cabinet and only open up the front when you want to watch it. The main problem with this is that the box will trap heat, which will often condense into dampness that can eventually damage the TV. But each time you open it up, you let the air circulate and the condensation will dry up. Great Day Improvements can help you design an affordable, climate-friendly sunroom , screen room , or solarium for your TV watching pleasure in a controlled environment surrounded by outdoor views. Once the assembled TV stand inside top section is cured, trim the left hand and right hand edges.

It’s also pretty strong – my store-bought TV stand is about a half-inch thick, and it’s almost certainly particleboard underneath, which is weaker than plywood of the same thickness. To build the top framing, repeat step 8. The only difference is that this frame should be flush with the top of the TV cabinet as its job is to support the top plywood panel, which rests on top of the overall frame. To do this, decide if the panel will be on the right or left side of the TV cabinet as you ar efacing the cabinet.

The penetration at the four corner joints is 3/8″, and in my humble opinion inherently weak, so I add three 1/4 inch dowels to the stub tenon at each corner. This will ensure that you don’t have anyone in your family get hurt by splinters when using it. As you sand the unit, periodically check to make sure that you are getting everything done right by dragging a piece of cloth lightly over the wood. This understated wooden corner TV stand by Oakridge is the perfect accent for any room.

This Walnut effect TV unit from the Maine collection gives you all the space you need to store and organise your home entertainment system. An entertainment center will house your television set, VCR, stereo system and gaming console in one space-saving place. You could use this unit as a coffee table or you could make it smaller and turn it into a bed side table. As you assemble the unit, periodically check to make sure everything is level by using the carpenter’s level.

You can compensate for condensation with a small fan installed inside the unit and/or moisture-removing silica gel packs. But to help us position these pieces for assembly and to make the unit stronger, we’re going to be using these wooden biscuits or splines. At this size, make sure to choose a door with panels tall enough to cover the height of your TV. Electronic devices can raise and lower a TV at the foot of the bed, and a piece of art can conceal a flat-screen unit. Draw a sketch of your entertainment center with doors and drawers in the base section and adjustable shelving above. Take a glance at this DIY floating wall project from Gonrad, and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

To make these dimensions you will need to glue together two planks (once cut to length) to make the required height and width. But such a device would be pulled off the market due to FCC concerns over a lack of radiation shielding from the CRT As a notable example, but without a built-in TV tuner, The first model of the well-known Macintosh line of computers had a built-in monitor.

Their deep base cabinets have doors or drawers, or both, and are topped with open shelving units. So I really wanted a nice entertainment center so everything would have a proper place for it. Repeat the above steps to build the second (left) panel, being careful to cut the bevel on the right side this time. It hung over the ends of my old unit (as seen in the coffee table Instructable). I recently went shopping for something to put my TV on and non of them address the issues like cable management or air flow like this.

I’ve had this vision in my mind for years of what this wall could look like, and I would have been incredibly disappointed to move away and never see it finished like I had envisioned. Fixed Payment Plan.Representative example: Spend £450, make 36 monthly payments of £18.25, total repayable £656.91, 29.9% APR fixed.Interest Free Credit available if shown. Also, I usually sand all edges and corners to make the piece look a little more professional and slightly safer, removing sharp or pointy spots. If you use your existing TV stand, make sure it is strong enough to cope with the weight of the water.