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« on: August 09, 2007 07:57:16 PM »

So I want to make a cabinet type thing that is mounted on the wall and holds (and conceals) a flat screen tv.
kind of like this one-
http://www.pbteen.com/products/p1915/index.cfm?pkey=cfurmst

I don't want the border around the two sides of the cabinet though, because I want to cover it with a poster or some kind of art. Would this be hard to make? Or expensive? PBteen is charging $250 for it!!! It just looks like a simple wood cabinet- Couldn't I just measure my tv and cut the wood in the shape of the specs and attach it? How do you think it's hung on the wall??

Thanks so much in advance. I really like this idea- but spending $250 on it....
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 08:09:48 PM »

I just told my boyfriend about my idea and he thinks it might not work because we would have to hang it too high. I want it above the fireplace. What do you think?
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 08:37:58 PM »

i just did a few calculations...i figured that the height from the floor to the top of the fireplace is around 47" ( I guesstimated based on the brick thickness but I had to guess the thickness of the top) and that at most the tv would be 36" up from there. a little math here and there...you should be able to view a tv comfortably from up there as long as you arrange the furniture at least 50" from the wall.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007 08:51:56 PM »

It kind of depends on how close your sofa is going to be.  You don't want to be so close that you feel like you're straining your neck trying to watch TV.  Put up a posterboard about where you're wanting to hang the tv, position your sofa where you want it, then sit down and stair at the posterboard for a good 20 minutes.  If it feels comfortable then go for it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007 03:06:18 PM »

CraftyMcCrafterson- Holy cow- you totally rock!!! Thanks!!!

Knotty_girl- The room is really big. I think the poster idea is really great because we can move the sofa back pretty far if needed!!! (p.s- I'm knotty too)
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007 06:37:08 PM »

no problem. it's what I do for a living  Grin
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