So I'm thinking of mounting a projector underneath my coffee table...
The projector is an Acer H5370BD. The table ...well, I bought these clamp legs on Kickstarter
at coffee table height (16") so I can get any piece of wood as the table top.
I have a Mac Mini that I want to use as a media center PC. My vision is to mount the projector and the computer side by side under the table, the projector with some kind of ball mount so it can be angled up to point at the right spot on the wall. (I have tried this with other props and it's about a 10 degree angle from that height.) And maybe a little shelf for a keyboard and mouse on the back (sofa) side, which I could pull out and use on top of the table to queue up a movie on Netflix or Amazon. (I'll basically only use this for watching movies.) I think a 24-by-24" table top will accommodate all this but have room for a bigger one if necessary.
I'm not very handy but I don't think this is so difficult if I get the right mounts and the right piece of wood for the table. (How thick should the wood be?)
It all fits with the shape of the room, the other furniture and the target wall. My concerns are more like: will the projector and computer have enough room to ventilate? Will people kick the equipment, or spill things on it? (Seating is mostly a sectional sofa that wraps around the table.) Or other obvious problems I'm missing. There's gotta be a reason I've never seen this setup before, right?
Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!