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Anybody here build one? The cute, clever things with the holes that hide all the power bricks and cords...

photos? Plans? How do they hang up? (Obviously we need to work behind them, so they need to be moveable...)

what materials worked best for you?
Any other thoughts or insights?

thanks.
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Some good ideas in this thread to get you started...

 
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Thanks, Retro. I’ve looked through that but I’ll give it another shot. Mostly, it’s just aesthetics and preferences in the photos and I’m trying to get to the structure questions. I know some people use hinges, for example. Not too many people talking about those. I’ll flip through the thread again and see if I missed anything or if anything is new.
 

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I put one together as cheaply and easily as possible.. lol. I had a old cabinet that I just pulled the door off of and replaced with a panel. No hinges on mine, just 4 short screws that can be removed in seconds with my drill if needed.

bad pictures but gives you a idea of what I did..

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Nice. What thickness did you go with for the ply?
I love the index cards. In my head, I’m an engineer. In real life, I’m MacGyver’s kid cousin that licked too many 9volt batteries.
 
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Nice. What thickness did you go with for the ply?
I love the index cards. In my head, I’m an engineer. In real life, I’m MacGyver’s kid cousin that licked too many 9volt batteries.
Sorry for the delay I didn’t get a notification of your reply.. it’s super thin, I think 3/16” if I remember correctly? I’m also a wannabe engineer ;Hilarious it was my major but life got in the way along with a lucrative job offer so I never finished school. I always try to think through all the possibilities and the index card cut outs gave me an exact visual reference as to how everything would work.. I only licked a 9v once ;)

And did you do a coat of Kilz under the black?
I didn’t prime it, just being cheap and lazy.. lol. I did use a quality enamel and gave it a couple coats so it’s sealed up fairly well. The whole theme for this project was cheap and easy so it’s not some fine piece of furniture but it’s functional and I have maybe $25 and about 2 hours of my time in it.
 

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Chris, Did you go to Rich Durso’s meeting? He had a great cabinet in his fish room that hid all his wires. I‘m home for two weeks now and I‘m backing up a terabyte of storage. After that finishes I‘ll see if I can find the pic. It doesn’t show the back, but it was the first time I saw one.
 

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Here is Rich Durso’s cabinet and Pete’s
circuit board. Finally, if I can attach three pictures is Durso’s 180 gallon tank from that meeting.

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