Introduction: All-in-One Home Cinema Coffee Table
All-In-One Home Cinema with projector, speakers, TV box and acoustic panels for soundproofing ! All this can be bulky, so we decided that we could integrate it all in a coffee table with wheels so you can project in any wall and move it around the house. It's the perfect solution for house renters that don’t want to expend a lot of money installing a costly system. Also, when summer comes, you can just move it to the garden or terrace to enjoy a ready to use solution in just seconds !
- A wooden or metal box of your choice, we will require a length of 27 inches (0.70 m) x 16 inches (ca. 40 cm) as the minimum size.
- A projector. Today you can find many options in the market, traditional ones or LED one, to even picoprojectors. For a good experience, be sure of selecting at least a 1080p native resolution.
- A set of speakers. Our choice was the Creative Gigaworks T20 a set of two speakers with incorporated subwoofer and twitter. If you prefer to have a separate subwoofer, be sure of choosing a bigger box. Also, keep in mind that the whole box will act as a resonance camera, so the subwoofer effect it’s there as long as your speakers are inside the box.
- Acoustic panels. This is basic to ensure that our coffee table is not noisy.A power strip with at least 3 sockets, we advise 4.
- A TV box of your choice. For us, an Apple TV will do the trick, but any android TV set or even the Amazon Fire stick could work, as long as they have a remote control.
- Four wheels with built in brakes.
- Two hinges.
Step 1: Painting
We start painting from the inside.
Step 2: Making Room for the Projector
Be sure to make a cutout for the projector.
Step 3: Soundproofing
Install the acoustic panels for soundproofing and mark where the speakers will be.
Step 4: On Wheels !
Turn it around to install the wheels before installing the electronics !
Step 5: Speakers
Be sure the speakers are tight.
Step 6: Power Surge
We recommend you install one with at least 4 sockets.
Step 7: Fans
Laptop fans are the best option, as they have the incline option to orient the projector.
Step 8: Extra Fans
Add extra fans if you are using a classic projector. New generation Picoprojectors may skip this!
Step 9: Installing the Top
Choose any kid of wood counter top that matches your decoration at home!
Step 10: All Connected
Connect the TV set, speakers and fans to the projector.
Step 11: Final Result
Here are some pictures of the final result!
For more pictures and more detail on how to build and where to get all the materials :
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