DIY entertainment center ('Salamander Syergy'-esque)

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by shaunWe, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. shaunWe

    shaunWe Auditioning

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    Inspired by the other Salamander Synergy clone projects. Motovated by the hands of a mischievous 2 year old.

    I lost track, but estimate I have about 700-800 invested. Here's my material list:
    • Extrusion - Local/eBay; Bosch-Rexroth 40x40 2S, 2SA and 8020 40-4001
    • Horiz panels - HD; 3/4" birch ply painted flat black
    • Vert panels - HD; 1/2" birch ply veneered African Mahogany (outside) flat black (inside)
    • Hardwood - Local; Lyptus stained Minwax Sedona Red 222
    • Perf Alu - McMaster-Carr; .1875" Hole Dia, 51% Open Area, .063" painted flat black
    • Hinges - Cabinetparts; Blum 100 degree Clip IN, 0mm base plate shimmed with 1/2" poplar.
    • Pulls - Rockler; Metropolitan Collection Stainless Steel 192mm
    • Door catch - HD; Liberty magnatic brown
    • Casters - Rockler; Acme Ball Casters 1" plate
    • Allthread - Local; 5/16-18 6'
    • Acorn nut - McMaster; Black-Luster Coated Steel 5/16"-18
    • Shoulder Screw - McMaster; 5/16-18 x 1"

    (Sorry pix are kinda dark)

    Live action shot, from the front...

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    Side panel detail...

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    Door details...

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    Phase 2 will be a matching TV stand. Only bummer so far is heat. Didn't make my vents in the back panel large enough. Will either remove the back panel or just mount a couple Antec SmartCool 120mm fans powering them from my HTPC.

    Thanks for looking...

    Oops, almost forgot an obligatory smiley [​IMG]

    -shaun
     
  2. Bryan.T

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    That looks pretty sharp. I made a TV stand using the 8020 extruded aluminum. What did you use to make the profile on the edge of your shelves?

    Later,
    Bryan
     
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    Nice. Nice. Nice. Setup.
     
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    Nice work. Have you considered pulling those front speakers out away from the unit? Your imaging would improve a lot if you did.
     
  5. shaunWe

    shaunWe Auditioning

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    I used a 1" Round Nose Bit. I'm happy with the results but Lyptus burnt pretty easy if I hesitated the cut for even just an instant.

    -shaun
     
  6. shaunWe

    shaunWe Auditioning

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    Yeah that's a good point! ... which reminds me, I still need to recal my receiver since my last move.

    -shaun
     

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