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Published on March 6th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


russell’s lack entertainment centre

russell sent in this interesting entertainment centre hacked from lack shelves and kaxas cd cases.

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“i used two of the lack shelves and placed them vertically alongside the television (i did fasten them to the walls – but you don’t need to find studs in this case because there is no weight on them. the tv is wall-mounted.)

i used four of the cd cases as the base for the unit and i used a bookcase placed horizontally above the cd cases. the bookcase does need to be bolted in the wall (at least in my case it did. i suppose it could just be placed on top of the cd cases but stronger is better.”

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8 Responses to russell’s lack entertainment centre

  1. Looks elegant. And yeah, the vertical slats seem to make the entertainment center heavy at the top. It seems to lose the balance. But nice, anyhow.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to use a Lack shelf for my A/V components and since the electrical outlet they’ll need to be plugged into is directly below where I’ll mount the shelf I was thinking of drilling a hole in the shelf to feed the cords through and plug in underneath. Anyone have experience with or thoughts on how this may compromise the strength of the shelf?

    • Anonymous says:

      I did the same thing, however I bought 3×3 poplar wood from lowe’s and screwed those to the wall/studs horizontally and mounted the lack shelves to those. I spaced the 3×3 wood out so I can wire everything throw the gaps after spacing them. To make it all look like one piece, I bought some acrylic sheets to cover/finish it. With all the a/v equipment, the shelves will sag, so I fabricated some steel brackets that mount off the 3×3 under the shelf to reinforce it.

      By doing this, it also gave me an extra 3″ of shelf space, which is needed for a/v equipment.

      I also ended up getting velcro tape so all the wires are mounted on the bottom of the shelf and hidden from sight.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree this looks straight out of the 80s, why not just put your tv on its stand straight on the surface.

  4. arash says:

    -i don’t see the point of the vertical shelves either. this looks so stupid. i’m sorry if anyone is offended, But yeah. Stay basic, make sure it’s functioning first, before you start to space things out. This doesn’t look thought through at all. The big lack shelf could be mounted on the wall below the TV, and then you could put the cdshelves above the TV, it’s better outof an ergonomic point of view.

  5. Anonymous says:

    what’s the point of the two vertical shelves on either side of the tv?

  6. Colin Rowley says:

    Like McDonald’s,

    “Ba ba ba ba ba, I’m lovin’ it!”

  7. Andrew says:

    Those are Kaxas shelves, aren’t they? I’m pretty sure those are discontinued. Looks great though.

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