This instructable is about how I made a hi-fi/multimedia storage cabinet, for my gcse project. Although most people are unlikely to make an identical piece of furniature to this, the design process and some of the techneques I used may come in usefull in making other furniature.
This is unlikely to be a perfect tutorial; this was a large project, and there were flaws. If you hit problems whilst following this instructable, I appologise.
If you decide to attempt this project, please read the whole instructable, and look at all the photos beforehand.
Feel free to alter the design; It was designed for me, to my specifications, so might not be ideal for you.
Sorry for the lack of assembly photos; This was written after I'd assembled it in my room, and I did not fancy dismantling it again.
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Before I started making it, I had to write a design specification. This was it:
It should be:
Forms of media are changing, so the cabinet needs to be able to adapt to store anything from MP3 players to LPs
Have storage for various media, including media such as books
Have space for top-loading items, such as record players, which are still popular
Fit any size hi-fi up to 19in standard
Have connections for other equipment EG laptop, MP3 player, phone, etc.
Neat cable management
Have simplicity of construction allowing for volume production
Low cost, as many are expensive, and out of the budget of most people
Be recyclable, so it is better for the environment
Dust protection, as some media is sensitive to it.
Be relatively compact
Only require one plug
Fit in with the design of most rooms
Leave ventilation space
Out of these I think I achived most of them, although it did end up bigger than I expected.