Monday, September 14, 2009
Framing up your entertainment center
"I just wanted to show you my Ikea hack now that it's all done. I wanted a simple, uncluttered system. Luckily, I only have a few components. Here's a breakdown of what I used:
4 Lack long shelves
2 Lack side tables
1 Anno Sanela - Panel curtain
a few L brackets
a cardboard box
Pioneer KURO TV
Pioneer LX-01 sound system
1) I painted the background a glossy white, mounted the four shelves in a "pinwheel" and flipped the top one upside down so that the screw holes wouldn't show.
2) Then I took the two table tops, attached them perpendicular to each other and mounted it directly to the wall using L-brackets. I sawed off the table legs to extend the shelf to fit the PS3 underneath.
3) On the bottom shelf and table top, I cut holes so that I could run my wiring through. I wrapped it all together with a red ribbon (my logic - if it's going to visible, I might as well make it stand out). Though it looks like one long wire, it actually goes in and out of the box - the in is for all the power and the out is for all the sound system cables.
4) I cut pieces and spray glued it to a cheap cardboard box and hid all the cords inside.
5) Mounted vinyls.
Later on, I'll add a laptop that will sit on the connection box that will control streaming media."