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Budget Home Theater System

  • October 20, 2016


What inspired me to design and build this project was the sheer cost of home theater systems. As many can attest, ones made of solid wood are cheap by no means. I have very little wood working experience having only built a shelf previously in my utility room and this was very challenging. I learned very precise dimensioning and precise cuts are extremely crucial especially on projects of this magnitude. When sketching out the design, I went through 4 iterations until I settled on a design that maximized the size of the entertainment center with the least amount of materials. I even had to rebuild one of the cabinets at one point because I had assembled it wrong. What surprised me about this project was how hard it is to fit drawers to a cabinet. My wife and kids were absolutely ecstatic when they saw the finished project. She told me she "loved it" and it was exactly what she wanted. From this project I learned a lot about building drawers and how to mount them in a cabinet and how crucial it can be to take drawer slide clearances into account when building them.

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