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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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projector shelf question...

I'm looking for some sort of shelf, or media rack, to store a projector, directv box, and dvd/surround amp.

Don't want it to be very big, but it needs to be mounted about 7 feet up on a wall across from my screen in my front room.

I was thinking about a small bathroom cabinet, but was wondering if anyone had any other ideas as it's going in the gameroom/bar

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 08:00 PM
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Try IKEA they have all sorts of shelving / cabinets that should work for less $$$

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Why not build a shelf on the wall, paint it then buy an AV rack for under it?

I doubt your going to find anything attractive that's 7' tall.
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Why not build a shelf on the wall, paint it then buy an AV rack for under it?

I doubt your going to find anything attractive that's 7' tall.
i don't want something that's 7 feet tall... That's the height it needs to be mounted.

I'll look at Ikea, I actually forgot about Ikea. I went to Home Depot, but they didn't have anything that looked good.

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a couple of L brackets + cut to fit 1/2" mdf board thats been painted a matte gray/black with beveled edges would be nice.

glass shelves would be nice too just not sure what kinda receiver you will be using.
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i don't want something that's 7 feet tall... That's the height it needs to be mounted.

I'll look at Ikea, I actually forgot about Ikea. I went to Home Depot, but they didn't have anything that looked good.
Don't know if it's an option, but I mounted my projector on a closet shelf in an adjacent room. I made the whole all the way through the wall, put the projector on the shelf, and then put molding around the opening to dress it up. It looks nice and works fine.

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Try IKEA they have all sorts of shelving / cabinets that should work for less $$$

Yup


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Why don't you just mount the projector traditionally and put the other equipment in a closet or somewhere else out of the way? It would look much better (probably). An Infra red extension kit is less than $100 and you can get long cables from monoprice.com for cheap to run to the projector from the receiver.
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Tim, my problem is I'm moving it into the front room. So the only way to get wiring into a closet would be to run it around the room. There is no attic access in this room.

It's the front room with the 15+ foot slanted ceiling.

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the problem with IKEA is that you have to go to IKEA
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