Before.... *NM* *PIC*
It's not a speaker project but was a ton of work. I cut, framed, drywalled, and painted this cubby hole. Then I built the cabinet to hold a majority of my records, DVD's, and reel to reel tapes. Each drawer in the cabinet holds about 145 DVD's in their case. The cabinet is my first attempt at using 7 ply birch.
Additional Pic & Link *PIC*
Provided Link: Star Wars III screen shots and such
Here is a shot with the drawer pulled out. If you click on the link below the pic, there are some additional pics including some new Star Wars III screen shots.
Nice :) and great use of space too! *NM*
Re: Additional Pic & Link
I really like the lighting you have in the room.
When I did my basement theater the lighting was the hardest part for me to visualize. What lights to put where. I wish I'd done something like you have.
EXCELLENT work Chris! Do you plan to wrap the cabinet in your trademark vinyl?
What are you going to use the hole for to the left of the cabinet?
What is the Silicon Image device in your pictures? Line-doubler perhaps?
> It's not a speaker project but was a ton of
> work. I cut, framed, drywalled, and painted
> this cubby hole. Then I built the cabinet to
> hold a majority of my records, DVD's, and
> reel to reel tapes. Each drawer in the
> cabinet holds about 145 DVD's in their case.
> The cabinet is my first attempt at using 7
> ply birch.
Great work, Chris. I've been wanting to make a built-in in an existing niche for my audio equipment and to provide a lot more storage for CDs, but I'm reluctant to tackle the "fine cabinetry", like making drawers and allowing access to cables, etc., that's required.
How do you find the IScan works, and what equipment are you using it with? I was considering getting one for my 65" DLP RP to upconvert 4:3 analog tv to the tv's native resolution.
Looks great Chris
What is the lighting you have running along the wall behind your screen? I have a re-fit of my buddy's basement HT coming up soon and that is exactly what I was trying to convince him to do. Well I guess we will be tackling it after I get some speakers done for his wife for "her" upstairs HT. The projects never end. Your new storage cabinet looks great. Well done to say the least.
> How do you find the IScan works, and what
> equipment are you using it with? I was
> considering getting one for my 65" DLP
> RP to upconvert 4:3 analog tv to the tv's
> native resolution.
I use the IScan for my satellite dish/Tivo and for VHS. (Yes, I still watch VHS) I have an Infocus X1 projector as my display. I find that if I have a decent analog source, it seems to bring it to near progressive scan DVD quality. My projector interprets the signal from the IScan as a 480p input. I got the IScan from Ebay for about $150 as a birthday present for myself and I have to say that overall I am pleased. It seems to give me a higher quality picture than the normal DirectTV signal I get from the S video output. Overall I would say it's a good product for what I paid for it but it isn't worth the $900 MSRP price tag IMHO.
> EXCELLENT work Chris!
Do you plan to wrap
> the cabinet in your trademark vinyl?
I think I am actually going to try staining the wood this time around since I used birch. If it doesn't come out like I want though, it's vinyl time.
> What are you going to use the hole for to
> the left of the cabinet?
I haven't decided yet. I'm toying with the idea of moving all of my audio equipment in there or perhaps an IB sub setup. The space extends behind the cubby for the cabinet. Maybe I'll just be storage.
> What is the Silicon Image device in your
> pictures? Line-doubler perhaps?
Yes, it is a line doubler. I use it primarily for my satellite dish.
> Great work, Chris. I've been wanting to make
> a built-in in an existing niche for my audio
> equipment and to provide a lot more storage
> for CDs, but I'm reluctant to tackle the
> "fine cabinetry", like making
> drawers and allowing access to cables, etc.,
> that's required.
I have to say that my speaker building skills helped me greatly to make the cabinet. Making the drawers using the slides that I used was very easy. I would have to say that making this cabinet was easier than making a pair of speaker cabinets. You should really give it a try. It will be much easier than you think.
Re: Looks great Chris *PIC*
> What is the lighting you have running along
> the wall behind your screen?
There is a window behind the screen. There is a litle gap left intentionally between the wall and the screen so that there is an aura around the screen. I guess in a way, you could call it....
LMAO... Indeed. But what is the blue light?
And don't tell me you have a miniature K-mart lurking behind the reel-to-reel deck.
Re: LMAO... Indeed. But what is the blue light? *PIC*
> And don't tell me you have a miniature
> K-mart lurking behind the reel-to-reel deck.
The blue light is a cold cathode computer light. I don't have a miniature K Mart behind the reel to reel but I have another cold blue light in another part of my house you might be interested in.
I will be right over Chris
> The blue light is a cold cathode computer
> light. I don't have a miniature K Mart
> behind the reel to reel but I have another
> cold blue light in another part of my house
> you might be interested in.
Sounds mighty good right about now. In fact I think I will pick up a six pack of some ale and relax for the rest of the night. Not like anything is going on here in the office.
I will keep that idea in mind for the light. I like the effect.
Provided Link: theNoid's DIY Raffle
Chris, that looks great an, excellent use of otherwise what seems to be wasted space. May I ask if you are intending to finish the edges of the plywood so it doesn't splinter and such? Just curious is all.
Oh and another thing, you are not allowed to post pictures anymore unless they are more like this one... hehehe ...
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