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    One last time

    OK, we have discussed this several times. Wife told me she wanted this NEXT. OK, not a problem. I have worked out most of the details and settled on this design. There are some details I don't have drawn in BTW.

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    Will consist of 4 pieces. 2 side cabinets. The center section and the top. The center section will have some sort of pull out CD/DVD/Video tape storage.

    Now there is one small problem. She wants to unit stretched up to 72" (6 feet) or taller. If I do that it is going to leave a huge gap around the top of the TV. Any ideas?

    I will probably play with it some tonight but I don't want to raise the TV anymore and I am afraid it going to look goofy to just raise the top and leave the a bigger gap! But try telling her that!
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    That attachment isn't working for me.

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    Oh, there it is . . . .

    How about an adjustable shelf for "knick knacks" (or a center speaker). That way, when you get a different TV, the shelf can move to accommodate.

    Food for thought.

    Wes

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    jeff, you could build a stand for the tv to sit on that could house the dvd/vcr/stereo receiver, underneath. although this option would raise the tv some, which may not be an option, personally i like my tv about the level you have it now.

    by the way i really like the design, i love that style but LOML isn't as fond of it as i am.

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    Jeff, we built a very similar unit, and put the TV on a shelf to leave room for the VCR and DVD player (and the satellite box when we got that). The shelf we put in raised the TV only about 5" above where it was. Or you could put the shelf above the TV for the same purpose.

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    One of the first designs she wanted a shelf on top with the components on there. I HATED THAT LOOK! It's just not clean looking to have the components on the top.... to me anyway.

    Then we put the under the TV, which is not a bad idea and looks better to me. SHE HATED IT. So thats why they are shown on the side like that. We neither one really liked that but it was the best compromise and neither of us wanted glass doors.

    A box/shelf might work though. I am concerned about getting the TV much higher. Were only going to get a 36" I think. Not into Drive-in Theaters look in the living room.

    I will try that though. Still got to work on the top. It's not quite right. One of those close but no cigar deals.
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    Take some cardboard and mock it up. I always find when I'm close, it's best to go to real 3-D. Then you and your wife can discuss what you are going to do.

    Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    I was thinking a shelf also.
    Yup, I was also thinking shelf.

    However, I would also consider rethinking the whole thing. With the new flat TVs, there is no longer any structural reason to have the center section so deep. I would look at designs where all the units are the same depth. Or what about just having the two side units, make them a bit wider, and have the TV mounted on the wall?

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    jeff, i`ve installed the "center channel" speaker over the television behind grill cloth on several different entertainment centers and it looked fine....
    be sure to pay attention to your viewing angle.....where you sit in relation to the t.v. screen height.....if you`re lookin` up or down more than a few degrees you`ll find that sublimally you don`t care for the new arrangement.
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    ... Still thinking about this...

    Jeff, you mentioned that your wife wants it up to six feet -- is that the overall height, or the height of the side units?

    If it is the side units, then you're going to have another 12" of space above the TV, if you just stretch the plan. Yeah, that might look funny, but you could use that space for some pictures, or a piece of wide-but-short artwork?

    Another idea is to frame the space a bit more. White space can look good also, it doesn't have to be all cabinets. So if you gain 10-12" of white space above the TV, what if you also shrink (shorten) the middle cabinet, mount the TV on the wall, and then you have some white space below the TV as well as above it.

    I'm also trying to imagine what it would look like if you raised the side towers by 12 inches, but did not raise the center cap, or even drop the cap a few inches, so it is shorter in the middle. you could put plants, or vases or other things on top, using it as display space, or just leave it open.

    just thinking out loud...

    ...art

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