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how do you make an old armoire fit for storing audio/video equipment??

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by guest, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. guest

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    quick google turned up this. mine is similar except it's more asian in design and style plus the wood used and there's a lower portion that opens outwar but still not huge.

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    do you drill holes in it? it's an antique and pretty sweet but i have no plans of selling it anyway.
     
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    Storing or Housing?

    If the AV kit is going to be used then you'll need to do a few things. First is ventilation, second is space for wiring, third is some kind of mounting system (this could be as simple as shelves or as hardcore as racks and shit).
     
  4. guest

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    what's the diff between storing and housing?

    there is a hole in mine at the top of the 2 big panels that open outward. it's the design and carving of the thing so i guess i'm good with ventilation.

    wiring, do you drill at the bottom corner of the panels in front or at the back? i'd imagine through the front would be pesky opening and closing. the modern contemporary stuff have back that open completely and have spaces for wires. then you put the back in when the dvd player is placed. i was talking of just a console though. haven't seen an actual armoire that does this.

    mounting system? where? outside or inside? mine can be halfed to fit music stuff or be one big space for a decent sized flatscreen.

    back then it was unimaginable as something that could fit a tv. but nowadays it's possible.
     

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