This is my first Instructable and I try to describe it as accurate as possible.
If there are any questions, please feel free to ask and I try to answer as fast as possible.
Please notice: English isn´t my native language, so if I used some wrong words or did some huge mistakes, please correct me.
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This project is about a Video Box with an embedded Flatscreen TV my girlfriend used in a recent art exhibition to present her newest video.
In total I payed around 25€ (without the wood I already had) and needed 4 days to build it.
Step 1: Materials
Materials used in this Project are the following:
- Trestle supports
- Tools for measurement
- Hand-circular saw
- Clamps (big and not so big ones)
- Ellbow connectors
Step 2: Planning
I started with measuring the TV and DVD- player.
I then sketched a first plan with measurements.
Then I did a fast konstruction in Inventor for faster planning and improvements.
As you can see, the measurements are:
- height: 1700 mm
- width: 800 mm
- depth: 584 mm
Step 3: Preparation and Cutting the Wood
I started with cutting the wood to its final lenght and heights.
I had some wood from a previous project l could use for the front and back panel.
I layed the woodplate (for the front) on two trestle supports, measured it, draw the lines and cut it with the circular saw.
I used a peace of metal, wich I clamped on the wood as a guide, so I get straight cuts.
Please notice that you need to add some Milimeters to the measurment because of the thickness of the sawblade.
For backplate, I layed the fitted frontplate on the big woodplate and drew the lines according to it. I measured a second time for safety.
I put the TV on the frontpanel and drew the lines around it to see if the height is right.
For the sidepanels, I went to the nearest hardware store an let them cut the wood I needed.
To reduce the weight, I used wood with a smaller thickness for them.
But for stability I glued two pieces of the woodplate (wich I cut from the front/packpanel) to it.
(Just on the left panel, because this one is later screwed to the front- and backpanel).
The peaces of wood were a couple of milimeters smaller than the left panel, so that the top can rest on it.
I used regular woodglue and used claps to press it together.
Make sure you use some old wood to put between the clamp and the wood, so you don´t get any scratches on the outside.
Step 4: Putting It All Together
For putting it together, I layed the left panel on the trestle supports and the backpanel on its side.
I controlled, if the angle is 90 degree and used clamps to press it together.
I then got on the ground and taped the ellbow connectors to the plate and srewed them together.
(Of cause you should first use the drill, so that the wood don´t get damaged.)
I put the to, now screwed together, pieces up, clamped the frontpanel to them and srewed them together.
Step 5: The Inside
I now designed the inside wit the resting plates for the TV and the DVD player, so that I can be sure it fits.
I just used some scrapwood, wich I cut to length and then screwed it together.
I than srewed it to the front-, back- and sidepanel with some ellbow connectors.
(I didn´t used the hand riveter)
Step 6: The TV-notch, Top- and Bottom-panel
Once again I measured the TV for the notch (Make sure you measure just the screen, and not the TV-frame!) and cut the hote with a jigsaw.
I looked if the sreen is in the right place and used a grinder to get rid of some milimeters and to straighten the notch.
For the attachment of the TV I screwed some loops to the plates and fixed the TV with a belt.
Now you just need to cover the top with a plate and some ellbow connectors and use some srapwood to do the same with the bottom.
The right panel just gets pushed in between the front- and backpanel.
Step 7: Finishing
Now you have to unscrew the whole thing (you can let the ellbow connectors in place on the left panel) and paint it white.
I used regular wallpaint (the good one!) and had to paint it twice.
Build it all up at the museum and recognize, that you forgot the hole for the headphone and the powersupply.
So add the two holes and you´re finished.
Now enjoy your work and the exhibition.