Hi all, Until I can save up enough for the Hitachi RPTV of my dreams, my 32" Sony will have to do. :b The entertainment center it's in has gotten old...it's been moved a lot and is getting wobbly. Aside from that, I want to make a separate rack for the AV gear. Anyway, the TV weighs 160 pounds. Sony's are absolute beasts!!! I am pretty sure that I'll need to double-up the 3/4" MDF to make double-width shelves, but what about the threaded rod? 3/4", right? I don't think 5/8" would be enough. This is going to be a three-shelf stand. TV on top. Middle shelf for stability (to keep the rods from "wiggling") and bottom shelf b/c you need one! Whataya think?