Simple/cheap door for A/V cabinet (pics)

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by TedS, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. TedS

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    When our baby learned to crawl, it became obvious that she thought the A/V equipment was very interesting and that the "TV guards" we bought were useless. So my wife went to Home Depot and bought a sheet of Lexan, which she said was to be used as a shield. I'm not sure what she had in mind, but this is what I ended up with:

    (I'm not allowed to post pictures, yet. So please bear with me...
    http: // users dot rcn dot com/tbsmith/p2080430 dot jpg

    http: // users dot rcn dot com/tbsmith/p2080432 dot jpg

    I know it's pretty simple (just some hinges and a magnet from the cabinet hardware section), but it was fun. AND it works! (At least until she can be taught "NO.")

    http: // users dot rcn dot com/tbsmith/p2080439 dot jpg

    Now I just need some ideas for some baby-proof speaker stands; any thoughts?
     
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    bolt the stands to the ground
     
  4. TedS

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    Yeah, she put the shield to the test immediately! It works well as long as she doesn't pry her fingers around the edges and pull (I've only seen her do that once). That lexan is pretty flexible; it bends quite a bit.

    As far as baby-proof speaker stands go, I think the typical MDF/PVC/MDF platforms filled with ~50 lbs of sand would probably be pretty stable. I'm more worried about how to firmly attach the speaker to the stand so it can't fall off.
     

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