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  1. deansocial

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    i made this and it is going to house my sammy 40" lcd m87(i think) onkyo sr605 amp, ps3, sky box, and xbox 360.

    Not sure what colour to have it sprayed and what to do about backlighting it all. i'm open to suggestions in finishing this off to look amazing

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    well i got my finger out yesterday and got some more done

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    before

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    with the door open


    there ia alot to do before i paint it to finish it off. Im not having it sprayed as i would have to make to many hole in it whilst fitting so will paint by hand
     
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    Gloss piano black.

    It would probably cost a fortune though.

    Nice work, BTW :smashin:
     
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    nice work, what is the colour of the room it is going into
     
  6. deansocial

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    i did think about black but the dust thing puts me off. The room is a mushroom colour or the colour of wet concrete if you like.
     
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    oh i do hve to put a few more shelfs in the open sections
     
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    that looks awesome, top marks
     
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    That looks great!

    I'd go for a gloss too maybe a shade of red (which always seems to look good in gloss) or white?! Depends what you're room colour is!

    Nice one!

    Ade
     
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    That looks great. I assume that it's MDF, so how have you done the joints? Are they glued?
     
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    its all glued and screwed together. did consider biscuit jointing it but would take far too long for v little gain.

    oh yes it is mdf. i thought about using veneered mdf but edging that bad boy would make me go bold:confused:
     
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    A very nice job, difficult to know how to finish it, if it were me i'd get it sprayed (probably white - hides dust well and matches/contrasts almost anything you put on it.
    I'd say you made the right choice re the veneer, the edging always looks a bit pants anyway. Surprised you didn't steam some strips of (insert wood of choice) and edge it that way?:rolleyes:
     
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    very nice...I could do with you round my house to do some built in bookcases ;)

    Finish wise - i made my own speaker stands (ok, so really just boxes!) for my Gallo 3.1s out of MDF and the hardest part i found when spraying them (matt black to match speakers) was getting a base coat on that would cover, and was thick enough to take out any imperfections.

    So whatever finish you go for, make sure to use some proper MDF spray undercoat, then some high-build primer, then the finish :smashin:
     
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    well i am having it proffessionally sprayed its just colour that cant decide
     
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    Thanks for the info. As I said, looks really good. :thumbsup:
     
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    please post picture when it is all finished and set up, my guess is it is going to look great.
     
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    be a while yet. maybe a couple of month cus i have other stuff to do first
     
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    well i have started to prime it up now and getting the first oat of eggshell on it. starting to look good now.

    just need to knock chimney breast down first o fit it.
     
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    In my opinion, match it with your furniture. Secret of a room stager.
     
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    When it comes to the cables are you going to notch the cabinet or cut a channel in the wall.
    I take it that your living room is going to be modern minimalist look.
     
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    the back of unit is mdf and behind that there will be a 30mm service space to feed any cables
     
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    Just seen this and that looks fantasic :thumbsup:

    Do you do commission work :D because that would go perfect in my office. I have a 32" up on the wall and it's a bit to "in your face" for an office. Something like that would take the focus from the screen.

    Excellent job :smashin:
     
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    thanks.

    to make this in a paint finish i think i would be charging about £1500-2000 because the headache and time involved and i cant see anybody paying that.

    i am having to double fitting this with replacing my livingroom window aswell to get it in the house and it is in 3 bits at that!
     
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    thinking of a slight change in design now. Thinking of using it to seperate my living/diner but this means using the the lefthand 1/3 of the unit in to a secret door if you like. this would mean sitting further from the tv which is a bugger but htink it will make better use of the room as the projector screen will drop down in front of the tv so same set of speakers.

    can this thread be moved to hoe cinema diy or is it better suited here
     
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    thanks for the thread move
     
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    Hi Dean

    that really looks the business, can`t wait to see it coloured as well.

    Is it Ripley near Knaresborough??

    cheers Al :smashin:
     
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    ripley is 15miles north of derby/nottingham
     
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    there it is sat in my garage with a coat of primer on there
     
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    Nil problema :cool::D
     
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    Hi there,

    I wondered whether you would consider releasing the plans for this? i'm fairly handy when it comes to a bit of joinery and would love to build this for my office (having seen a similar design for a cd-case)

    regards

    dave
     

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