Originally Posted by flangley
Has anyone rebuilt or shortened the giant box I always hit my head on the old style tv is mounted in
Short answer: YES, I have.
Step one was to remove the face (The trim) and measure the WIDTH of the box.. Then I obtained a wide screen (Also flat screen HDTV) the exact same width,, I got lucky and by that I mean the EXACT same width and at a pawn shop (low cost)
Then I removed the ton of Toshiba CRT and hauled it to a place that may be able to do something with it.
Then I measured a few times and found if I flattened the floor.. Good things happened.. So I knocked the floor loose, used a "Skill Saw" knock off to cut the bottom sides just below the side cabinets (just enough to not mess up the bottom of them with the saw blade) dressed the coverings a bit and screwed it (The floor) back in place.. I had to add one width (3" I think ) of black gorilla tape (Color match to TV) to the bottom of the TV.
I then shortend the trim as well and put it back on.
looks good, save for a slight bend in the gorilla tape.
LONG TERM PLANS, call for finishing the interior of the cabinet, adding storage shelves for CD's and DVD's and such, and mounting the TV on a hinged door, Not sure yet how it will open but it will, I mean why waste the cabinet.
Way harder to bang head now.