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24 June 2010

Amateur Carpentry Hour! So the new-to-us TV takes up much more space than anticipated on the new sideboard dresser thing. Or is the dresser just too small? Never mind about that. The important thing here is this: where does the TiVo go????[More:]The TV is a ginormous, heavier-than-usual 27" CRT with a pretty blocky, straight-angled design. The TiVo is actually a third-party DVR and DVD burner, so it's probably a bit lighter than a regular TiVo unit.

Do you think I could create a sturdy-enough TiVo shelf by taking a small piece of plywood, balancing it on the front of the TV and then giving it some legs/a back support to balance on the slanted tube part on the back?

How would I make sure it didn't move? Should I get some of that sort of cushiony strong double-stick tape stuff? (FYI: the TV was free and already has tape marks from the previous owners' cable box.)
Do you think I could create a sturdy-enough TiVo shelf by taking a small piece of plywood, balancing it on the front of the TV and then giving it some legs/a back support to balance on the slanted tube part on the back?
Yes, I've done this before myself.

How would I make sure it didn't move?
Blu-tack is your friend.

If you want to do something a bit better-looking (and have the skills/tools), you can make a box (with no front or back) that is big enough to fit the TiVo in and to stand the TV on and simply put it under the TV. 15mm MDF would be fine - you just need to glue and screw (or nail) it together and if you are fussy, slap a coat or two of paint on it. This looks much better and is more secure. You can usually get the pieces of MDF cut to size by a retailer, so the tools needed are minimal and it's not much more work than the plywood-on-top-of-TV method.
posted by dg 24 June | 23:01
The mister did something similar while we were still living in the RV and space was at a minimum.

dg's idea is good, too, regarding a nicer looking arrangement.
posted by deborah 27 June | 21:15
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