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  • #16
    Nice job! I just ordered a couple of those brackets myself. Is there a reason you built a hollow shelf like this rather than just using a big slab of solid wood and boring out some holes for the bracket?

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    • Steve Lee
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      Weight have been a factor?

  • #17
    Thanks guys.

    I'm hoping the hinges start to blend in.
    Steve, that's a good idea, I can't install from behind unless I switch to a cabinet type of swing-open type of hinge .

    Maybe I'll just glue a strip of white painted wood right in front of the hinges to hide them. Stupid things bother me sometimes and this irk qualifies. I guess I didn't realize how much I would see the cord storage box underneath, but it has to be that big... there are 4 items plugged in and two of them are wall warts, so not a small package.

    Trevor, like Steve said, I was going for light weight with this. I had just build a fireplace mantle a few months back which I had built similarly. I had the same method of construction in my mind for this. Lind of like an airplane wing... strong but light.

    This shelf is probably 1/3 of the weight of a solid shelf. And being primarily built of crummy-quality 1/2 inch plywood which is made of soft woods, that helped keep things light as well. I had actually planned on using 1/4" ply for the top and bottom, but I didn't have enough of it on hand that was flat... but that would have worked fine as well. I used Oak pieces inside for the holes, so there is strength where needed.

    here are a few pics of that mantle which was my inspiration....

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    TomZ
    Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
    *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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    • #18
      The cord hider channel came on today and it went in fairly easy.

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      The kit came with 25 feet of it which I thought was way too much, but I ended up using all but about 10 feet or so. It's about .65 inches wide and will really only hold two wires. 2 16 ga. Speaker lines would be about it. The thick coax basically needs it's own channel.

      Cleans it up real nice, though.

      Oh, and time did what I was hoping, I no longer notice the hinges, I just see the components actually. The shelf sort of disappears.

      The end.
      TomZ
      Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
      *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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      • djg
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        Just paint that black box and cord white and you're done. Seriously, looks very nice.
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