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My wife wanted me to clean up all the wires and junk around my tv cabinet.  After some google-ing and a quick trip to Ikea I build this.

I was inspired by: http://wiki.eth-0.nl/index.php/LackRack

I used there parts

Ikea LACK table: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270
Mid-atlantic storage shelf DC4:  http://www.middleatlantic.com/rackac/storage/drawers.htm

You should be finished in under 20 minutes.

Step 1: What It Used to Look Like

This is just your typical entertainment center from target.  It has lots of space for tons of junk.

Step 2: Comparing Old to the New

Make sure your tv will be stable on the new table.  The stand for mine overhangs by an inch on both sides.

Step 3: Pre-stage the Equipment

Disconnect the equipment and make sure it'll look right

Step 4: Mount the Equipment

I used a mid-atlantic DC4 as a shelf for my cable box.  The legs are a hollow-ish honeycomb so be careful driving screws into them.

Also the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD is known for being hot so give the vents on top some room to breath.

Step 5: Finish and Enjoy

I used the drawer to store my coax splitter and cable modem.  It will also house various odds and ends.

Enjoy.

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