We’re slackers and haven’t built anything from start to finish since starting this blog. Our laundry room progress has taken a back seat to
project ADD life. I thought I’d redeem myself by sharing a plan for our built-in entertainment center.
We knew we wanted hidden storage for toys and electronics, so we made a plan for cabinet doors on the lower half. Open shelving for decorative storage above takes some of the focus away from the tv. The shelves are fixed, just because we don’t prefer the look of the adjustable metal tracks.
When we build cabinetry, we start from the bottom up. Ben worries about the durability and strength of everything he builds, so he uses 2 by 4s on edge for the toe kick and counter top. Then, the cabinets are faced out and doors are added. It’s pretty much the same process for the upper shelving. instead of 2 by 4s, Ben uses 1 1/2 inch wide by 3/4 inch thick MDF to support the shelves.
It’s difficult to get into the particulars on how to build the entertainment center without step by step pictures. I promise, when we finally have the laundry room cabinets done, we’ll share every detail.
Until then, I want to know if you’ve built a piece of furniture? What about a built-in? Not brave enough? Try buying a plain bookshelf and add crown molding and taller baseboards to give it a more custom look.