Saturday, April 23, 2011

Before & After: Media cabinet

They say necessity is the mother of invention. So, it stands to reason that ownership of a lot of media equipment necessitates the invention of custom storage solutions.

Thanks to my super craftsman hubby, we now have a perfect media cabinet to house all of our audio visual electronics and hide the miles of wires and less attractive components. I detest seeing wires, and he has brilliantly managed (even with all this equipment) to only have two wires coming out the back, one for the power and one for the cable connection. Bless you!

Hubby started with three 4' x 8' sheets of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and crafted the entire project without nails, using biscuits and glue to join the pieces together. He built the cabinet with a removable back for easy access to the wiring and adjustable shelving for storage.

A dark mahogany stain was applied, concealed hinges and door hardware added and eight heavy-duty casters attached for ease in moving this beheamoth measuring 41"H x 64"W x 25"D.

Hubby designed the piece for his Man Cave with a transitional style that works perfectly with our decor and supports a rather large television for movie nights (when I'm invited) and sports (when it's guys only time). Great job, my love!