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Nice work as usual... do you stand up to use your computer?
No!
I have a chair, the keyboard is on a shelf that slides out and is only like 2" higher then a normal desk.
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Looks great, the two cabinets on the sides look perfect for my equipment rack, any comments on how you made them? I will have access from the back of the cabinets too.
 

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Looks great, the two cabinets on the sides look perfect for my equipment rack, any comments on how you made them? I will have access from the back of the cabinets too.
Thanks!!
The cabinet for the equipment is 18 W x 42 H x 20 D this are inside dimensions (1/2" wood MDF), the shelf's in between are 17" deep that way the hot air between the components can scape and have some room for all the cables, at the top of the back wall there is a 4" fan blowing the hot air out in to the attic, its a 120 volt fan hook to the receiver ac out, this way comes on when the receiver is on. I cut all the pieces and pre drill all the holes prime with Killz and used semi flat black paint, after that put the box together with screws, no glue, that way they can be taken apart in case I change the equipment. The holes on the out side panels are little bit bigger then the screws and you have to pre drill small holes in the panels(shelf's) were the screws are going in, if not the wood will split.
For the back I cut 2 panels, I screw the first one and measured 2" from the out side in then cut the inside piece that way I haded a frame to screw the other piece. The front I built a 2 1/2" frame did not use screws only wood glue.
Before I cut the sheetrock move some electrical wires out of the way then build the frame for the cabinet after that was done cut the sheetrock with a hand saw.
The DVD cabinet is 18 W x 42 H x 6 1/2 D on this one I glued all the panels.
If you don't understand let me know I will post in Spanish:bigsmile: :laugh:
I had some pics but I can't find them, I going to look for them if I find them I will post them.:T
I hope this will help you!!:T
 

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I hope mine turns out like those, thanks for the guidelines. PS, what is the front frame made of, is that 1/2" MDF, does the 1/2" MDF stay straight when used as shelves for heavy amps etc?
 

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I hope mine turns out like those, thanks for the guidelines. PS, what is the front frame made of, is that 1/2" MDF, does the 1/2" MDF stay straight when used as shelves for heavy amps etc?
They are 1/2 and my shelves are straight, you can use 5/8 if you want, it just going to make it heavier. The corners are cut at 45.
I don't have any big amps, the biggest thing is my receiver.
If you are using a big amp the best place will be the bottom.

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PERFECT. Absolutely stunning.

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Since you're upstairs (next to the attic) I assume you had to do quite a bit of work to the floor (ceiling of the lower level) to keep it quiet downstairs. How much sound proofing have you done?
 

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Fantastic, I love the desiegns you made with the acoustic foam. very artistic.:T
 

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Very nice looking theatre Rodny..Well done..:clap:
I bet those IB's rock the house!! :hsd:

No IBs its a LLT design, 35 cft with 2 RLP 15's tune to 11hz one on each side of the room:devil:


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PERFECT. Absolutely stunning.

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Since you're upstairs (next to the attic) I assume you had to do quite a bit of work to the floor (ceiling of the lower level) to keep it quiet downstairs. How much sound proofing have you done?
no sound proof :bigsmile:,the room its over the garage so its not to bad, it was pretty bad when I had the IB's, that was one of my main reasons why I went with the boxes (LLT)

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That cabinet rack is great. Could you describe the back in more detail? I also want to build a similar cabinet that will be accessable on the back side.

Thanks,
Bryan
 
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