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Title: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: ayekaye on May 25, 2018, 10:51:58 am
Loved the Polycade design but hated the price tag. I built this cabinet with half inch plywood using the polycade design as a reference. Running RetroPie 4.4.

rpi3b+
EG USB arcade buttons and joysticks
U-Trak USB trackball
Flushmount USB ports
23" flatscreen TV + speakers
LED Light strip
Power strip with on/off button

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Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: Mike A on May 25, 2018, 12:21:43 pm
That is horrific. We need a content filter on this site. My eyes burn.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: javeryh on May 25, 2018, 01:24:33 pm
How sturdy is the 1/2" plywood?  Did you just paint it or did you seal it first?
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: lomoverde on May 25, 2018, 01:32:47 pm
im in the process of trying to cobble together a wall hanging contraption,How do you reach the sticks when sat on the stools?looks like your knees would be up against the bottom panel.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: ayekaye on May 25, 2018, 02:34:39 pm
How sturdy is the 1/2" plywood?  Did you just paint it or did you seal it first?

Very sturdy, lots of wood glue and nailed from the inside with 1x1 battens. Primed and painted with high quality paint, applied with a sprayer with multiple coats.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: ayekaye on May 25, 2018, 02:36:50 pm
im in the process of trying to cobble together a wall hanging contraption,How do you reach the sticks when sat on the stools?looks like your knees would be up against the bottom panel.

Bit of an optical illusion here, the stools are farther away from the cabinet than they appear. No issues and you can mount the cabinet higher if needed. I have it lower for my kids to play.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: Ian on May 25, 2018, 04:12:55 pm
That is horrific. We need a content filter on this site. My eyes burn.

 :laugh2:

I agree.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: ayekaye on May 26, 2018, 12:17:25 pm
Mike and Ian Id love to see your superior cabinet builds. I designed and built this from scratch and Im proud of it.
Title: Re: Modern Wall Hanging Cabinet Build
Post by: Ian on May 27, 2018, 11:45:51 pm
Mike and Ian Id love to see your superior cabinet builds. I designed and built this from scratch and Im proud of it.

It's all good man, Congrats on the build.