Speaker fabric in door panels ???

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  1. Gojira

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    Whilst messing around (drunk) with one of my speaker covers, I discovered that I could control my tv through the fabric.

    Would this then provide a suitably transparent material to use in the door panels of a cabinet I'm about to build?

    Damn site cheaper that mdf trellis!:D
     
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    It is a very good material to use since, as well as allowing IR codes through it also allows heat to escape.

    It's very commonly used in install cabinets.
     
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    Cool. Thanks Richard.
     
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    I am going down this path also. I really like the idea of having all the AV equipment hidden away :D

    Best Regards
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    It does work very well, and the missus loves it because it hides all the gear.

    Heres a pic of the cabinet built by my dad. Originally we were going to use frosted glass until a picture of an Arca made cabinet gave me the idea to use speaker material. Its very cheap from Maplin and works great

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately my dad has passed away since so this is a nice reminder of how talented he was :)
     
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    WOW that is AWESOME

    I have started work on mine, it should be complete soon. I am also incorporating a TV lift system in the unit (to make the TV disappear they the Projector is on).

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    that is a really nice build, what wood is it and is that the centre between the two doors?
     
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    Thank James,

    The main wood is oak veneer, with the door frames being made from white oak. It was finished with a light oil, ie, no varnish. To be honest, the pic doesn't do it justice. Its a very simple design that works well.

    You are correct, the middle part is indeed the centre speaker (a B&W LCR60). The unit was housing a Denon A1SE, Tosh 900e, Sky and video and still has room for more bits :)
     

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