can you get cabinets 1800mm wide?

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  1. simonoaks

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    Hi,

    wondered if anyone knows of any places/websites where I could get a wooden cabinet with light oak or maple colour (doesn't have to be solid wood of this type), that is 1800mm wide and deep enough and high enough for the usual modern day AV amp sizes?

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    thanks,

    think I will look at getting 2 X 900mm or so. TV is 1158 and speakers 192 each (going either side of tv). Do you know any units or places to fin 900-1100mm wood finish, that are also deep enough and have internal shelf space for a onkyo type amp (w 435 x h 194 x d 459).

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    Spectral are deep enough
     
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    thanks, but I need in a light oak type finish.
     
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    I've been looking at some Oak Cabinets on Ebay - they measure 1600 wide x 600 High x 500 deep. Price is around £300 mark.
     
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    Hi mate

    Have u tried blok? I know they do custom sizes and also do light oak.
     
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    I got a Pinetum cabinet which is 1800 wide, deep enough to take an onk.

    They do a variety of finishes including dark oak to quite light pine. Bonus for me is they do a huge variety of matching furniture like wee tables, bookcases etc.
     
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    There are some nice units in the Dwell furniture catalogue / web site. Very good value good sizes and in light oak.
     
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    That looks good. Will you post back when you receive it to let us know how you got on?
     
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    Will do, he said it is about 3-4 week lead time, which is frustrating, but at least at long last I found something, got new plasma, bd player, amp, and soon speakers, all sitting in study staring at me until this arrives!!

    the inside measurements for centre piece is H-550mm D- 580mm W 550mm, so plenty of room. I have also asked them to make it with no back on the centre section instead of just having some cable holes.

    Will let you know on quality, service etc.
     
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    That's the unit I got, the back is really thin and very easy to modify with a hole saw. The top shelf overhangs the back so it all looks nice and neat. The skirting/pelmet thing on the base is backless so all the surge suppressors/power strips go under the cabinet at the back.

    I'm very pleased with mine and it looks great, is very well made, solid, etc. I was promised 4 weeks but it actually came in about 2 1/2.
    Edit, the guy who sold me it advised that you can have any piece in their regular catalogue custom built to your own specs, price is not too far off the catalogue items, and surprisingly reasonable for custom furniture.

    I have a Yamaha 863 on the bottom ctr, with a Kef 3005se centre and a Squeezebox3 above, toys (Bluray, Sky HD, Wii) are all stashed in one of the side cupboards and linked via Keene IR extender. No heat issues at all to date, and plenty of air to let the Yammy breath.

    Enjoy your one when it arrives.:thumbsup:
     
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    thanks,

    I think I will be (an missus) very happy with it. Didn't know you could run kit from INSIDE a door, will look into that!

    Pinetum quoted 1040 for this unit when I called them, the supplier I went to did it for 780!

    just goes to show.
     
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    "Didn't know you could run kit from INSIDE a door, will look into that!

    Pinetum quoted 1040 for this unit when I called them, the supplier I went to did it for 780!"

    IR I use in the cabinet is one of these..
    Keene Electronics
    Very easy to setup and works a charm. One standard wand covers a stack of gear eg a dvd player sat on top of a sky box in my case. Two are included. NB if the door is open, the system recieves two signals at once and won't work. Obviously you need line of sight to the receiver but everything else is in the cabinet. A company called Xantech also do similar kits, much more flexible and more compact, but they are about twice the price.

    I think I paid about 800 for my cabinet, delivered, but sourced locally from a furniture and rug shop in Stonehaven (NE Scotland).
     
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    I was after something similar, and with nothing to lose decided to modify an old sideboard we had. I removed the 2 doors (4 total) either side of the three middle drawers and replaced them with a wooden frame covered in black speaker grill cloth. I also made some large holes in the back for added ventilation since my amp would be going in there as well. The grill cloth works well to allow ventilation as well as letting the remote controls work and the displays to be visible through the cloth and it acts a little like smoked glass. Being a sideboard it was a tad high, so I cut the legs down and fitted some cups on the bottom. The unit now sits more or less on the floor and houses all my kit with the tv at about the right height for viewing. I've even put the speakers in there and the imaging is pretty good too.

    If you don't mind a little DIY doing something similar to a second hand sideboard may work for you too. They tend to be wood and you can rub down and stain or varnish it accordingly.

    Gary
     

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