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xx   AUDIO

Planning an entertainment cabinet to conceal a TV receiver, audio equipment, cassettes, videotapes, and CDs. Two different styles are featured, one for both audio and video equipment and another for audio gear only.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 55

Entertainment center. A discussion of features and design considerations, along with plans for a unit (45"x24"x73" high) with an upper case for TV, VCR and speakers, and a lower case for audio components and accessories. Frame-and-panel construction is used for all four doors, sides and back. Upper case has pocket doors, a pullout swivel tray for the television and adjustable upper shelf for VCR and speakers. Bottom unit has adjustable shelves to create four open compartments for audio equipment and two bottom drawers for videos, CDs, etc. Narrow removable panels on the back allow easy access to wires and can be left off for heat venting.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #57 Feb 1997 pg. 47
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 10
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 22

TV table (18"x28"x14" high) has spindle-turned legs, a shelf to hold a front-loading VCR and a sturdy tabletop for the TV set.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 52

Walnut entertainment center. Reproduction of an antique wardrobe from a 19th-century German settlement in Iowa is adapted for a modern application. Features room for a 32" TV, pocket doors, and a plywood insert that can adapted as needs change. Construction is frame-and-panel with applied moldings. Overall dimensions: 54" wide, 25" deep, 77" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 30

Back to the wall. Ideas on wall-mounting of loudspeakers and audio components.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1974 [Oct 1974] (v.5#1) pg. 16

A practical audio equipment rack. A utilitarian wooden rack with adjustable shelves. Overall dimensions: 37" wide, 68" tall, 15" deep.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1980 [Nov 1980] (v.11#4) pg. 20

Audio equipment rack with adjustable shelves is built from 1x12 and 2x12 stock. Overall dimensions: 76" tall, 18" wide, 12" deep.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1985 [Mar 1985] (v.16#2) pg. 46

Photo shows wall-hung entertainment center built from Texture 1-11 plywood. Top shelves have record album dividers. Est. cost: $86.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 55

A look at home entertainment units, tips on how to choose them and five projects you can build to give your equipment a custom look. Plans must be ordered. (1) Rectangular cabinet holds a tape deck, receiver, turntable and records. (2) Wall-hung shelf for a tape deck has fold-down rack for holding tapes. (3) Coffee table on casters is built to hold a record turntable and cassette player-amplifier. Smoked plastic dust cover slides to cover the equipment. Compartments on one side hold record albums. (4) Chair-side table has a top that opens to reveal a self-contained record player and record storage bin. (5) Cabinet for housing a portable TV has two compartments, one for the TV set and a lower one for books or display. A door mounted between the two openings is hinged so it can cover either the TV or the lower compartment.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. 66

Cabinet for housing a portable TV has two compartments, one for the TV set and a lower one for books or display. A door between the two openings is hinged so it can cover either the TV or the lower compartment. Plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. 66

Photo shows how to build an entertainment center that can house a TV, stereo and records. Unit is simply a 4x7.5-ft. cabinet that is 3-ft. deep, with three shelves, which encloses a floor-model TV set. Can also serve as a room divider.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 35

Photo shows how to make a modernistic curvilinear TV cabinet from heavy-duty cardboard tubes. Est. cost: $49.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 58

Photo shows a two-piece stereo cabinet built from birch 1x12s. One unit has an enclosed cabinet in the base, plus two open shelves. The second consists of three open shelves. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 78

Photo shows custom home entertainment center built from three 4x8 sheets of mahogany plywood. Shelves are spaced to accommodate speakers, turntable, tape deck, amplifier, TV, records and miscellaneous display items. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 85

Entertainment center. Corral your video and audio equipment in a plywood, roll-about unit. Finished size: 44"x39"x20". Est. cost: $90.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 70, 122

Storage project for every room. (1) Wine & book rack for kitchen. (2) Bathroom vanity & skinny floor-to-ceiling cabinets. (3) Entertainment wall. (4) Coat & boot lockers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1984 (v.62#11) pg. 89

How to build a corner storage cabinet that holds a television, stereo and a computer. Built from waferboard and plastic laminate. Measures 72" high and 12 ft. in length.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1985 (v.63#1) pg. 74

House a portable TV and ancillary equipment in a simple cabinet built from 1 sheet of plywood. Est. cost: $88.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 104, 153

Laminated oak television and stereo table features rounded corners. Measures 15" high, 82" long, and 19" wide.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1985 (v.63#11) pg. 53, 54

Media center to build from maple veneer plywood (55"wx23"dx49"h). Features black melamine tape on exposed edges of plywood. It has open cabinets for a 27" TV, a VCR, audio components and CDs, along with two drawers and a door compartment. Unit is mounted on casters. Est. cost: $625. Full construction plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1999 (v.77#5) pg. 96

Viewer's choice. Slate-black melamine and pine edging combine to make this elegant roll-around stand for TV, DVD and VCR.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2001 (v.24#7) pg. 54

An artisan's Asian-influenced television cabinet features maple and walnut frame-and-panel sides and doors to conceal TV, VCR and DVD.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2001 (v.24#10) pg. 50

Build a contemporary styled cabinet for an ordinary table-top TV set. The cabinet is built of plywood and covered with plastic laminate. The top of the cabinet is mounted on a pedestal, holds the TV and swivels. Est. cost: $45.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 35

Five shelf cabinet for sound system and record collection. Two shelves have vertical dividers to hold records upright and smoked plastic doors to keep out the dust. Dimensions: 34" wide, 72" tall, 15" deep. Estimated cost: $250.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1980 (v.3#12) pg. 12

Home entertainment wall unit. Overall dimensions: 54" wide, 73" tall, 18" deep. Four frame-and-panel glass doors enclose the mirror-backed upper section. Glass shelves hold lighter components.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1984 (v.7#12) pg. 18, 28

Three-section wall unit. Two end units have base cabinets with doors, topped with adjustable shelves. Center unit, which is deeper to accommodate a television set, has a base with doors, a center section with longer doors, and an open shelf above.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 48

Red oak audio cabinet. Features two frame-and-tinted glass panel doors, a large storage drawer and an enclosed bottom cabinet. Overall dimensions: 36" wide, 60" tall, 20" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1987 (v.10#5) pg. 28

Avant garde stereo cabinet features triangular uprights, adjustable shelves, decorative laminations and inlay.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1988 (v.11#6) pg. 30

Mounted for sound. An ingenious wall-hung system (cabinet) for storing 400 cassette tapes, compact stereo system and shortwave receiver. Includes an interchangeable picture display integrated into the two doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 34

Super Mario Nintendo cabinet (12"x16"X28" high) has a top shelf to hold a 14" TV, a second shelf for a video cassette recorder and a closed cabinet beneath for storage. The unit is mounted on swivel casters and has a Super Mario decal on the cabinet door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 29

Entertainment storage cabinet on casters has four drawers mounted on fully-extendible slides. Upper drawers store audio and video tapes and CDs. Bottom drawer holds records.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 43

Pine solutions. Armoire/multipurpose entertainment unit (39"x20"x72" high). Lower compartment has an adjustable shelf and an 8"-deep drawer behind a pair of frame-and-panel doors. Upper compartment has doors that slide back into the compartment, a sliding TV base that swivels and two upper shelves (one fixed and one adjustable) for the VCR.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 22

Organize your entertainment equipment with this traditional-looking pine cupboard. The top conceals TV and VCR behind two frame-and-panel doors. The bottom conceals three pull-out storage drawers behind two frame-and-panel doors. Constructed of MDF (medium-density fiberboard). Overall dimensions: 62"Tx27"Wx21"D.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 44

Rolling cabinet holds phonograph turntable, amplifier and records. Adapts for private listening with earphones.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1966 (v.2#3) pg. 71

Instant furniture you build with plastic clips and nails to hold sections together. Eight-ft. long stereo center has sections for speakers, tapes and records and a covered area for turntable, tape deck and amplifier/tuner.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 101, 142

Castered pine cart (28"x20"x32") can double as a rolling buffet, a hi-fi center or a TV table.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 75, 150

A 12-ft. cabinet of walnut houses stereo, speakers, turntable, TV, bar, and lots of storage and moves on casters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 52

Assembling hints for stereo cabinet kits with special emphasis on installing the speakers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 48

Steam calliope built-in houses hi-fi system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 30

Built-in entertainment center includes space for TV, tuner, amplifier, tape deck and speakers, along with bookshelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #117 May 1970 (v.20#4) pg. 30

Stereo credenza, a report on the Heathkit Model AD-19 stereo set.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #120 Oct 1970 (v.20#7) pg. 54

Build a TV/Hi-Fi console. Cabinet is an open box structure with divider panels and doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #131 Dec 1971 (v.21#9) pg. 52

Bench height hi-fi-cabinet has a lift-up top to provide access to the components. Additional compartments can be used to store records. Units is 92" long, 16" high and 18" deep and has four compartments.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #168 Dec 1975 (v.25#9) pg. 38

Music center is designed to display stereo components plus includes room for a large collection of records & cassettes. Cabinet, 16" deep, 46" wide and 40" high, is topped with a pair of spindle-supported shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #188 Mar 1978 (v.28#3) pg. 38

Stereo system cabinet with record storage areas.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 20

Stereo wall rack stacks components vertically. Includes turntable deck, shelves for tuner, amp, and cassette deck, a drawer to hold cassettes and a cupboard for records. Also includes matching speaker covers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 12

Build a contemporary TV stand. Could also add casters to make a serving cart. Features tenons which are made more decorative by means of contrasting wood wedges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 84

How to make a little room do big things. Includes construction details for (1) built-in sofa with a large storage drawer underneath and (2) built-in stereo cabinet with pull out drawers for cassette storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 35

Electronics center is made of nine modular components that you combine to suit your needs. Built from oak plywood and incorporates knock-down fittings to avoid difficult joinery.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #264 Dec 1985 (v.35#10) pg. 42

Home media center. Tall pine cabinet features an open TV shelf plus an over and under cabinet enclosed with louver doors to hold stereo equipment, records, tapes, etc. Overall dimensions: 58" tall, 32" wide, 19" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #272 Oct 1986 (v.36#8) pg. 68

Elegant oak stereo cabinet, with accents of walnut and brass, has pleanty of room for all your gear. Features curved corners. Overall dimensions: 48" wide, 17" deep, 46" tall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #298 May 1989 (v.39#5) pg. 88

Mobile media center features glass shelves supported on adjustable closet rods. The unit can be made any desired width from 16" up to 68". The sides are 48" tall and 20" deep. Has a "high-tech" look.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 76

Simple shelves and the basic method for building them. Two methods for making the shelves adjustable are shown. Designs and measurements shown for basic shelves (66"x12"x48" high). Also diagrams five other options. (1) A unit (90"x12"x30" high) with sliding doors on a center compartment. (2) Wall-mounted unit (60"x10"x42" high) designed to hang over a desk. (3) Entertainment center with a (21"x25"x53" high) central unit for TV, flanked on each side by (18"x17"x44" high) units for audio equipment, tapes and CDs. (4) Utility storage shelves (13"x42"x96" high). (5) Three-part stack shelving for a child's room (a 12" cube, a 12"x12"x24" high unit, and a 12"x24"x36" high unit).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 40

Old-fashioned pie cabinet, with punched-tin panels in the doors, doubles as a stereo cabinet. Overall dimensions: 58" tall, 43" wide, 17" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 70

Elegant entertainment center is assembled from factory-built cabinets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #403 Nov 1999 (v.49#10) pg. 38

Designing and building an entertainment center. Modular construction eases the assembly of large units. Full-extension drawers provide storage for CDs and tapes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 72

Stereo equipment cabinets. Design for a basic audio cabinet pays particular attention to equipment access and ventilation.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 76

Designing wall systems (cabinets) for home entertainment equipment. Looks at location, wood, layout, wiring, cooling, lighting, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 42

Building a large entertainment center where the center TV cabinet also opens up to reveal a hidden wine closet. Only partial design and construction information included.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 56
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 6

Build depth in a corner cabinet. Using wall returns and traditional detailing to make a large entertainment center appear less overbearing.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 82

Building a veneered armoire. Simple joinery helps speed construction. Veneered curves give it a classic style. Armoire features half-columns and crown moldings that consist of veneer applied over cores of black ABS plastic pipe. This armoire is outfitted with shelves to store a television and stereo equipment. Overall dimensions: 78"Tx49"Wx26"D.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 62

Wooden hinges for a large entertainment center allow the doors to pivot 270-degrees and lie flat against the sides of the case.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 18

Entertainment center in quartersawn maple. Curved elements and cove moldings help keep a big case from looking boxy. Built in two parts. (1) Base unit features 3 large drawers. Overall dimensions: 44"x28"x30" tall. (2) Upper case features dovetailed corners, frame-and-panel doors, TV shelf and adjustable shelves for audio components. Overall dimensions: 38"x24"x50" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 86

Castered TV cart has storage shelves and wire baskets to hold magazines. Made from 1/2" plywood. Est cost: $32.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1982 (v.194#6) pg. 164, 236

Designing a small cabinet to house audio equipment and CDs. Advice on determining the style, size, moldings, wood, and finish. The same procedures can be applied to cabinets for other applications.
HOME FURNITURE #1 Winter 1994 pg. 18

Media organizer and bar. This 96"x96"x18" deep unit features plywood panels edged with 2"-wide oak strips with softly rounded sides. The top 36" of the cabinet features frame-and-panel doors with glass inserts to display books, glassware, etc. The middle 24" holds TV set, sound equipment, and drop-leaf bar. The bottom 30" features a 4-drawer middle section and two storage cabinets with solid-wood doors.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 83

Underutilized built-in woodbin beside a fireplace is converted to hold television set and VCR.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 34

Stereo rack and a plant stand are built with identical frames. Only the shelf-sizes are different. Both roll around on casters.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 44

Great dividers. Three built-ins for reorganizing space and gaining extra storage. (1) A frameless cabinet, set into a floor-to-ceiling surround, houses an entertainment center. (2) Marble topped island-style cabinet holds a full complement of video equipment. (3) Peninsula room divider features adjustable-shelf bookcases, tapered square column, and a soffit that spans the room.
HOME MECHANIX #753 Mar 1991 (v.87) pg. 28

Adaptive behavior. Two projects that use stock kitchen and bath cabinets as a basis for built-ins in other rooms. (1) Dry bar made of white oak cabinets, matching hutch end-panels and glass doors. (2) Build-in bookcase and entertainment center created using knock-down kitchen and bath cabinet components.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 60

Tip on installing a TV set on a lift platform inside an antique wooden trunk.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 86

Easy built-ins. Stock kitchen cabinets can be used to create stylish storage in any room of the house. Combine cabinets and add decorative trim to form a media center, storage wall, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #790 Nov 1994 (v.90) pg. 40

TV/VCR cabinet you can build. Includes a large drawer for storing tapes. The cabinet rolls on casters.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 49

Rolling TV table made of wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #429 Feb 1964 (v.60) pg. 116

Stereo cabinet houses tuner, amplifier, turntable and two speakers and can double as a coffee table.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #440 Jan 1965 (v.61) pg. 92

Oriental style cabinet serves to conceal a portable TV set.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #452 Jan 1966 (v.62) pg. 148

Simple wooden bench serves as a table for portable TV.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #455 Apr 1966 (v.62) pg. 111

Hi-fi cabinet with sliding front doors and pull-out shelves on which all the components sit.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 122

Built-in storage wall across the end of a room conceals a built-in desk and bar, TV and stereo equipment and speakers, magazine and game storage. Open book shelves are topped with arched panels of decorative plastic, backlit with fluorescent lamps.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #529 Jun 1972 (v.68) pg. 108

Early American style hutch for your stereo. Room for tuner, tape deck, changer and lots of record and tape storage. Built mostly of 1x8 clear white pine. Unit is 79" tall, 45" wide and 16" deep. Can be adapted to other uses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #558 Nov 1974 (v.70) pg. 28

Easy-to-make stereo cabinet features a center area enclosed with doors which can house TV or record storage; lift up ends on the top reveal record player and stereo components. Decorative raised panel and cross-hatched doors add to elegant look. Built of birch and birch-veneered wood. Est. cost: $200.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #574 Mar 1976 (v.72) pg. 72

Remodeled basement accommodates both game and conversation areas. Includes plans for a movable divider, curved soda bar, and entertainment center with lots of record storage.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 60

All-in-one media cabinet. Large cabinet built from birch plywood and featuring a smoke-color acrylic door, built-in movie screen and many shelves is used to hold TV, stereo, computer, records, projectors, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 54

A pine cabinet for your TV set. Colonial style unit is 32" wide, 36" tall and 24" deep. Two large doors swing open to reveal TV set. May be used for other purposes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #651 Aug 1982 (v.78) pg. 48

The media wall. Stacking cabinets and shelves provide a place for computers, stereos, TVs, VCRs, record storage, etc. Built from birch plywood. Est. cost: $198.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1982 (v.3#7) pg. 51

Compact stereo cabinet holds amplifier, record changer and two speakers. Good setup for a small bedroom where volume is not the major concern and space is at a premium.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1969 (v.31#2) pg. 53

Real picture in picture. A wall-hung picture (in a frame) slides down to reveal a TV set in the wall behind the picture. The picture is moved by a converted automobile antenna drive motor actuator. Est. cost: under $200, plus TV set.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1998 (v.3#5) pg. 47

Room divider serves as a bookcase, storage wall and hi-fi cabinet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 156

Roll-around TV table holds portable TV and serves as magazine rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 138

Six-way "theater" wall. Projects slides, movies or TV via rear-projection on a 4-ft. square screen flanked by two concealed loudspeakers of four speakers each. Motor driven panels of wood cover the screen and speakers when not in use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 164

Build this fine-furniture hi-fi control console. Make a walnut cabinet to match your hi-fi enclosures and then add a clock radio mechanism and a stereo speaker switching circit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 177

Stereo bookcase wall features built-in sound system, bar, bookshelves and storage cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 140

Fourteen-foot long Colonial style storage wall features built-in stereo system, TV, typewriter desk, bookshelves and lots of storage cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1968 (v.130#6) pg. 150

Build a three-way hi-fi cabinet that can stand upright, sit on a base or lie on the floor. Five open compartments hold equipment and records.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1971 (v.136#3) pg. 129

Build a tall, narrow rack for holding hi-fi equipment. Aluminum tubing (1" diameter) is used for uprights with aluminum angle and plywood for shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1971 (v.136#5) pg. 142

Peninsula closet between living room and foyer serves as a coat closet and a cabinet for stereo equipment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 130

Cubes built of plywood, mounted on swivels, and stacked one upon another. Used to store hi-fi, slide projector, records, books and magazines. Each unit rotates individually for access or to conceal contents.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 80

Wall-mounted home theater unit features two closed cabinets separated with open bookshelves. Movie screen pulls down in front of shelves and cabinets conceal movie or slide projector and hi-fi unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 90

Three styles of mobile carts for deck or patio. (1) Mobile cook center with butcherblock top and a built-in compact refrigerator. (2) Roll-around wet bar with running water, a built-in sink and 5-gallon water storage. (3) Mobile hi-fi cabinet with speaker wings and a flip-back cover over the tuner and turntable.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1973 (v.140#2) pg. 69

Television table with a lazy susan swivel on the top allows TV to be turned to best viewing angle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 142

Imitation fireplace opens up to reveal a refreshment bar with built-in stereo tuner, record player and two speakers. Colonial styling, an electric log and imitation brick make it look like a fireplace when closed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 76

Cabinet built of birch plywood features ten feet of record storage, lots of storage for cassettes, built-in tape deck, amplifier, tuner and record player, plus matching enclosures for loudspeakers. Design can be varied to suit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1976 (v.146#5) pg. 120

Entertainment center consists of a free-standing cabinet (room divider) with large storage doors that open up to reveal deep shelves suitable for stereo, wine rack, books, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 92

Built-in wall cabinet serves as an entertainment center. Provides display and storage space for records, books, small TV, etc. Features room to store a folding gate-leg table. Cabinet is built from pine, plywood and hardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1982 (v.157#4) pg. 124

Entertainment center features slide-outs for turntable and TV, plus ample room for records and tapes. The cabinet measures 78" tall, 48" wide, 20" deep and features two full-length doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1983 (v.159#1) pg. 108

Contemporary oak cabinet provides storage space for audio equipment. Features round corners, dovetails, and visible dowels as decorative elements.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1983 (v.160#3) pg. 84

Custom roll-around cabinet stores all your video game needs and holds a small TV at the right playing height.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 110

Build multipurpose wall cabinets to accommodate a wide variety of entertainment equipment. Features storage cabinets, drawers and open shelves and cubicles. This built-in unit has a clean, contemporary appearance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 136

Simple roll-around oak stand is designed to hold a full-size television and video recorder. Table measures 19"x28"x22" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1986 (v.163#2) pg. 154

Spacious wall unit is designed to accommodate a generous sampling of today's sophisticated audio/video equipment. Contemporary design. Constructed of mahogany veneer plywood and trimmed with sharply contrasting black stiles and rails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1986 (v.163#6) pg. 92

Elegant cherry entertainment center is styled like a traditional clothes press. Has room for a full-size TV and two VCRs, plus three large storage drawers. Overall dimensions: 24"x48"x72" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1992 (v.169#11) pg. 86

Coffee table music center. Pentagon-shaped cabinet holds a tape deck, amplifier, and turntable. Made from one sheet of 3/4" birch plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 129

Enclosing an open, roll-around TV stand can improve its appearance.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 94

How to build a hi-fi wall with a fake-stone electric fireplace. Counter-height cabinets flank each side of the fireplace to house hi-fi components. Entire unit is built on a raised platform to accommodate a baseboard radiator. Walls above cabinets are covered with mirror tiles, with recessed ceiling lights above.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 102

Stereo tower. Wooden cabinet built of oak veneer plywood holds stereo components and recordings. Unit is 30" wide, 24" deep and 84" tall. Est. cost: $165.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1981 (v.218#2) pg. 138

Build a storage wall for home electronics. Basic dimensions for this four-module system are shown. Built from 3/4" plywood. Detailed construction plans are available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1985 (v.226#1) pg. 66

Two storage cabinets for home entertaintment gear. (1) Elegant panel-style cabinet can be expanded to a whole wall of cabinets by adding open-shelf versions. Overall dimensions of each cabinet: 72" tall, 36" wide, 20" deep. (2) Maxi-Hutch, a contemporary adaptation of an Early American hutch. Built from four 4x8-ft. panels of plywood. Overall dimensions: 91" tall, 49" wide, 21" deep.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1987 (v.230#2) pg. 95

Build-in a video corner. Complex of cabinets, built into a corner, hold all electronic gear and makes TV visible everywhere in the room.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1987 (v.231#6) pg. 76

A dry sink that opens to reveal a TV and VCR. Overall dimensions: 45"Tx25"Wx19"D.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #41 Feb-Mar 1988 (v.7#5) pg. 44

Home entertainment center accommodates both a TV and audio equipment in a low cabinet (about the size of a buffet). All components are hidden behind frame-and-panel doors when not in use. Overall dimensions: 22"x51"x35" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #65 Mar 1992 (v.11#5) pg. 62

Unique hi-fi cabinet features trapezoid-shaped sides, four open shelves for components, and a closed storage compartment with a drop-down frame-and-panel door. Overall dimensions: 66" tall, 20" wide, 20" deep (maximum).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #87 Nov 1995 (v.15#3) pg. 44

Compact entertainment unit. The TV sits on top on a swiveling base. The lower compartment conceals other A/V components behind two frame-and-panel doors. Decoration includes fluted columns.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 36

Design a home entertainment center. Various design and construction details are illustrated.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 88

TV-radio cabinet built from Masonite.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #216 Apr 1963 (v.34#4) pg. 92

Closet wall hides hi-fi unit.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.34#8) pg. 106

Fold-away wall unit houses model train, desk, TV, hi-fi and storage units.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1965 (v.36#2) pg. 86

Tip: How to build a cabinet in a deep wall next to a stairway to house a stereo.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 140

Tip: How to build a TV set into a wall so that it can face the rooms on either side of the wall, or be hidden completely.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 190

Simple wall and ceiling shelf system for lightweight stereo components.
SUNSET Apr 1980 (v.164#4) pg. 170

How to install stereo components with one-way screws so they can't be easily stolen. Wall-mounted 2x12 plank holds 2" diameter dowels that support the components.
SUNSET Oct 1980 (v.165#4) pg. 148

Storage ideas for a stereo system.
SUNSET May 1985 (v.174#5) pg. 148

That's entertainment. How to assemble an entertainment center from stock kitchen cabinets. The 24"-deep center cabinet houses the TV and VCR and a trio of rollout shelves. Side cabinets have open shelves on top and closed cabinet in the bases.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #818 Sep 1997 (v.93) pg. 46

Chest of drawers style cabinet for audio-video equipment. A cabinet (sized for two stacks of three drawers) has three drawers on one side and an open case with adjustable shelves on the other side. The open case holds a VCR and stereo equipment. The TV receiver is placed on top of the cabinet. Built of oak and oak plywood. Overall dimensions: 39" wide, 19" deep, 28" tall.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #39 May 1994 (v.7#3) pg. 18

How to make a folding door for a television enclosure in a wall.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1978 (v.41#9) pg. 113, 198

Putting computers in their place. (1) Special cabinet for computer games fits under the TV. Est. cost: $100. (2) Corner desk for a home computer. Est. cost: $85. Both units built from medium-density fiberboard.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 50, 118

Contemporary style roll-around T.V. cart is made from plywood, pine, and ash. A pull out shelf stores a VCR, home computer, or video game player. Overall dimensions: 32" wide, 30" tall, 18"deep.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 64

Stereo component unit. Low-profile unit (30" tall, 50" wide, 19" deep) is built from red oak plywood. Includes storage drawer for tapes, record storage, and lift-top to conceal turntable. Bifold doors allow complete access to records and components.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 70

Modular entertainment center for stereo, TV, records, videotapes, and magazines. Consists of a center electronics cabinet flanked by matching display units. Built from oak plywood edged in solid oak. Overall dimensions (each cabinet): 83" tall, 30" wide, 22" deep.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 44

All-star media center (73"x20"x33" high) has a center section to hold a 27" TV and side cabinets of shelves to hold a VCR, sound system, tapes, discs, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 50

How to recycle a console TV cabinet, retrofitting it to accept a TV set with a smaller case.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 82

Masterpiece in pine. Build this versatile country-style cabinet. Features two large frame-and-panel doors which open to expose adjustable shelves. Suitable for storage or to conceal a large TV. Overall dimensions: 55" tall, 36" wide, 22" deep.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 32
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 22

Contemporary style corner-cabinet entertainment center designed to house a 27" television. Cabinet (43" at widest point, 24" deep and 80" high) is built from oak plywood. It has three compartments, banded side panels and square knobs painted gloss black.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 64

Three-piece entertainment cabinet. Center unit (39"x23"x54" high) holds a 27" television and has two lower shelves for a VCR and audio equipment. The frame-and-panel doors, with muntins over painted inserts, open by sliding into slots in the cabinet. Optional matching side cabinets (18"x20"x51" high) have three open shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 64

Maple-and-cherry bedroom suite. Part 3. Large armoire (or entertainment center) features frame-and-panel doors and sides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 70, Insert

Low stand with a glass top is designed to support a TV, VCR, and DVD player. A compation piece to the sofa/sleeper which appeared in issue 139. Overall dimensions: 36"x24"x22" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 46

Stereo cabinet features four sets of tambour doors (roll-top doors). Has room for turntable, amplifier, tuner, cassette storage and record storage. Includes complete instructions for making your own tambours.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 6

TV cabinet features a tambour door to conceal the television, a pull-out shelf for a VCR and storage space for video games, tapes, etc. Includes detailed instructions for building tambour doors.
WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 14

TV/VCR stand. Roll-around stand features glass doors to conceal a video recorder and a storage drawer for video cassettes. Overall dimensions: 22"Hx30"Wx21"D.
WOODSMITH #38 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Display wall unit has adjustable shelves deep enough for stereo equipment. Doors at bottom conceal clutter. Made from 2.5 sheets of plywood. Overall dimensions: 80"x30"x16" deep.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 4

Large entertainment center holds a 27" television and a rack of audio equipment. Features a glass-panel door for audio section and slide-back frame-and-panel doors in front of TV. Built mostly of plywood. Overall dimensions: 55"x24"x50" tall.
WOODSMITH #81 Jun 1992 pg. 6, 14, 16

Roll-around TV stand. Features three center shelves for A/V equipment and 4 storage drawers for media. The TV sits on top. The stand uses natural-finished cherry wood for top, drawer fronts and panels. The frame is stained with black aniline dye. Overall dimensions: 40"x27"x26" tall.
WOODSMITH #123 Jun 1999 (v.21) pg. 6, 18, 19

Tabletop stand for a small TV or computer monitor. The top rotates for best viewing. A lower compartment can hold a VCR or computer accessories.
WOODSMITH #126 Dec 1999 (v.21) pg. 16

A new wrinkle in an old torsion box. Entertainment wall cabinet features an "open look". Wide, cantilevered-style shelves are built using torsion box construction. They are attached to a wall of 3/4" paneling above a base of enclosed cabinets.
WOODWORK #1 Spring 1989 pg. 70

Eighteenth century TV chest. Small cabinet hides a large television set. Looking like a chest of drawers, the drawer fronts open in a unique way to reveal the TV. Does not include building instructions.
WOODWORK #31 Feb 1995 pg. 48

Television cabinet combines a simple carcase built from veneered chipboard ("Conti") with conventional frame and panel doors. Dimensions: 21" tall, 30" wide, 16" deep.
WOODWORKER #1023 Feb 1979 (v.83) pg. 79

Unit to hold audio equipment, records, and cassettes is constructed from plywood or chipboard and then covered with veneer. Dimensions: 42" long, 18" deep, 24" tall.
WOODWORKER #1044 Nov 1980 (v.84) pg. 736

Music cabinet for record player, records, and tape recorder cassettes. Features frame-and-panel doors which store away in slots when open.
WOODWORKER #1056 Nov 1981 (v.85) pg. 770

Small table, with a storage drawer, is suitable for telephone or television. Features secret mitre dovetails at the corners. Dimensions: 24" wide, 20" deep, 21" tall.
WOODWORKER #1065 Aug 1982 (v.86) pg. 548

The electronic bureau. A combination writing-desk and TV cabinet. When closed, it looks like a slant-top desk with 7 drawers. The slant-top drops down to reveal a writing-desk with pigeon holes and small drawers. The 7 false-drawers open up to reveal a TV set.
WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 436

Hi-fi cabinet, bookshelf and display cupboard combination unit. Features a top section (1066mm tall, 1362mm wide, 269mm deep)(42"x54"x11") with three frame-and-glass panel doors. The bottom section (762mm tall, 1362mm wide, 444mm deep) (30"x54"x17") features three tambour-doors and four drawers. Only general construction details are included.
WOODWORKER #1106 Jan 1986 (v.90#1) pg. 20

Traditional-style oak hi-fi cabinet features three frame-and-panel doors and a lift-top which open to reveal components and record storage. Overall dimensions: 810mm long, 551mm tall, 450mm deep (32"x22"x18").
WOODWORKER #1113 Aug 1986 (v.90#8) pg. 626

Unique design for a cabinet to house a TV and video recorder. Two doors and a lift-up top provide concealment and access. Hollow legs provide storage for 16 tapes. Construction details not included. Overall dimensions: 965mm wide, 965 mm tall, 518mm deep (38"x38"x20").
WOODWORKER #1116 Nov 1986 (v.90#11) pg. 908

Small table with spindle-turned components (legs, stretchers, rails) is an ideal project for someone new to the lathe. Overall dimensions: 29"x18"x16" tall. Makes a good place for a TV set or use as a coffee table.
WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 150

Simple cabinet for a VCR features 17th-century styling. Shaped like an end table, the VCR is concealed behind one drawer front and tapes are stored in a second drawer. Overall dimensions: 22"x23"x18" tall.
WOODWORKER Jun 1990 (v.94#6) pg. 612

Stereo end table. Contemporary design is similar to Scandinavian design. A four-leg table holds components (amp, tape deck, record player) on top and stores records and tapes on lower shelf. Fold-up speaker wings go out from each side of the unit to hold the speakers about 5" off the floor. Basic unit measures 27" long, 16" deep and stands 23" high.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 4

Contemporary style television stand is built from #2 common white oak. A spacious bottom shelf and a large storage drawer are included. Overall dimensions: 29" wide, 17" deep, 20" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 42

Contemporary stereo cabinet combines double-splines and mortise-and-tenon joinery, together with complicated miters and frame-and-panel construction. A project for the experienced woodworker. Overall dimensions: 43" tall, 24" wide, 18" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 31

Contemporary-styled stand for a television set and VCR. Features a large storage drawer for video cassettes, a shelf for the recorder, machine-woven cane panels on the ends, and casters. Overall dimensions: 27" long, 16" wide, 27" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 36

TV/VCR cabinet. Swiveling cabinet includes a shelf for your VCR and a pull-out drawer to store video cassettes. Handles TV sets from 19" up to 25". Overall dimensions: 36" wide, 36" tall, 20" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 24

Stereo cabinet and matching speaker enclosures. Contemporary style features an inner box of oak laminate surrounded by an outer frame of walnut laminate. The speaker enclosures are separate from the cabinet. Est. cost: $400 including speaker components.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 42

TV and VCR cabinet with pocket doors. Oak plywood cabinet features two frame-and-panel doors that meet to form a single arch-top decorative line, a drawer to store videotapes, two adjustable shelves for VCR's, and space to accommodate a large TV receiver. Overall dimensions: 48" tall, 37" wide, 25" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 38

A cabinet for your audio-visual system. Extensive use of mortise-and-tenon joints in this low cabinet to support a TV set. An open area below the top is used to hold a VCR or two. Four frame-and-panel doors conceal storage for video tapes or other items. Overall dimensions: 45"x18"x21"tall.
WOODWORKING TODAY #29 Mar 1992 pg. 34

Table (21"x42") holds TV, power unit, amplifier, preamplifier, turntable and 12" record storage. Mounted on casters.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1966 (v.22#2) pg. 24

Home entertainment center. Coffee table styled cabinet holds two speakers, turntable and records. Center of cabinet lifts up to get a turntable. Built mostly of 3/4" plywood.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1967 (v.23#6) pg. 22

Spanish-style stereo cabinet features power-routed patterns which simulate ornate hand carving seen on elegant Spanish and Moorish furniture.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1969 (v.25#6) pg. 34

Stereo cabinet. Classic design is compatible with many furniture styles. Cabinet is 53" wide, 19" deep and 28" high. Unit can also be made into a buffet by hinging the fixed doors that are speaker grills and by building true drawers to replace the false ones across the top face of the unit.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1971 (v.27#1) pg. 37

How to build a stand for stereo components from 2x4s. This 96" long, 19" deep and 24" tall unit has shelves on three levels and plate glass tops on table surfaces at each end.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 72

Sturdy castered stand for a portable 25" TV set.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 40

Floor-to-ceiling entertainment center has swing out record storage. Built from plywood. Holds audio, video, and photo equipment, plus books and magazines.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 20

Traditional style cabinet houses a stereo system. Frame-and-panel construction, tambour door, solid oak construction, etc. Dimensions: 53" long, 18" deep, 30" tall.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 40

Fireside TV cabinet also provides storage for wood. Colonial style cabinet with frame and panel doors serves as a stand for a portable TV plus providing a large storage area.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 102

"Highboy" stereo cabinet stores all components, plus records, tapes, etc. Built from 3 sheets of plywood. Dimensions: 76" tall, 26" wide, 15" deep. Est. cost: $100.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 4

Stand for video recorder and TV is built from 2"x3" wood strips.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 138

Colonial dry sink cabinet houses a television set.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 122

Functional furniture made from discarded TV cabinets.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 63

Floor-to-ceiling entertainment center features 21" wide shelves to hold TV, stereo, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 66

Compact stereo cabinet has generous storage for tapes and records. Features a "colonial" styling with four frame-and-panel doors and one storage drawer. Overall dimensions: 36" tall, 17" deep, 23" wide.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 14

Cantilevered wall cabinets house entertainment center. L-shaped wall-hung cabinet fits corner of room. Cantilevered design provides room below cabinet for cleaning, loudspeakers, etc. Overall dimensions: 83" long, 17" deep, 25" tall. The corner section features tambour doors which conceal the TV set.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 2

Handy bookshelf storage unit incorporates TV cabinet. A cabinet (36" wide, 25" tall, 17" deep) with two frame-and-panel doors is used to conceal a TV. A large bookcase (36" wide, 50" tall, 13" deep) with adjustable shelving sits on top of the cabinet. The base cabinet can be the wooden cabinet from an old TV set.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 32

Upright storage cabinet for stereo components. A frame-and-panel walnut cabinet (43"x25"x21" deep) is raised on 28" legs making it easy to read and reach all the controls.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 72

Compact stereo cabinet made from mahogany using frame-and-panel construction. The top two shelves hold components. The bottom shelf stores record. Overall dimensions: 38" tall, 24" wide, 18" deep.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 38

Entertainment center. Build a stylish cabinet for your TV and stereo. A basic MDO plywood cabinet is trimmed with crown molding and batten strips. Large pocket doors enclose the whole unit. Overall dimensions: 34"x42"x77" tall.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1993 (v.49#1) pg. 46

Pine trastero features the unique style commonly called "Southwest". This large, freestanding, multipurpose cabinet features two frame-and-panel doors, three interior drawers, three interior shelves, a large carved crest, mortise-and-tenon construction, etc. Ideal as an entertainment center. Overall dimensions: 30"x17"x78" tall.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 50

Shaker-style pine bedroom set. Part 3. Wardrobe/entertainment center. Cabinet (27"x49"x60" high) can have an interior clothes rod or shelves that accommodate a TV, VCRs, speakers, etc.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 40