Intro: Big Screen Entertainment Center
Big Screen Entertainment Center:
It has a location for the following equipment / items.
65 inch Big Screen TV
5 CD / Laser Disc Player
Cable Box / DVR
Storage Behind Doors
Sony Playstation 3
Network Router / Access Point
Room To Expand
Potted Plants (etc)
Pine 1 x 4
Pine 2 x 4
4 Hinges - Black
2 Cabinet Pulls - Black
2 Cabinet Magnetic Latches
Box of Wood Screws (various lengths)
8 Rug Sliders for Feet
Masonite (Brick Pattern for back)
Electric Power Strip (mounted inside behind center speaker)
Step 1: Get Materials
Get Your pine wood for your local lumber yard. Get nice straight pieces with not too many knots.
2 x 4 for top and shelf edges
1 x 4 for top and shelf planks
1 x 2 for trim work
8 carpet sliders for feet
Step 2: Build Legs
The legs are 2 in x 2 in. I laminated three pieces of 1x4 wood and cut square on my table saw. I build ten legs that are all exactly the same.
Cut both ends of each leg as shown to fit into square holes that will be cut in the top and bottom of shelves.
Step 3: Build Top and Bottom Shelves
The top and bottom shelves are made from 1 x 4 tongue & groove planks held together around the edges with 2 x 4 rails (also tongue & groove)
Square holes cut into shelves to accept legs.
1/8" groove cut at the edge of planking. Used router to cut groove.
Groove cut to accept back masonite panels. Used router to cut groove.
Hammer and chisel to make leg holes nice and square. Use router with home made template to cut holes.
Step 4: Build Shelves and Walls
This is where is gets difficult. I actually did this all by myself.... but a second set of hands would be useful. Luckily I have some pipe clamps to help hold things together.
The shelves are all tongue and groove construction and are held together on the edges by railing. Each shelf in clamped into place by the planks that make up the walls.
Each leg has cuts and groves that accept the shelf planks. It kind of like an adult Lincoln Log set.
Again don't glue anything together until all pieces are cut and fitted.
Step 5: Trim Work
I used 1 x 2s to make trim for the top. Screwed to the bottom side of the top shelf.
On the bottom 1/4 base was installed.
Make sure brick pattern in backs align with each section.