Going on in our living room.
See what I mean? Of course it won’t stay like this forever. Painting will happen, probably white for the sides with yellow for the backs. While we’re liking more modern and industrial element for this house, I wouldn’t call this look industrial. More like unfinished. More trim work, framing out the cabinets, and building doors to cover the cabinets still to come.
Let’s not forget the drawers at the bottom for ample storage.
The shelves are stationary, support cleats holding each in place.
Ultimately, these cabinets will have a similar look to the kitchen cabinets we built. Wrapped at the top with crown molding, shaker style trim on the sides, and shaker doors. Instead of glass inside, we’ll use fabric to help cut down on dusty electronics while allowing heat and sound to escape. Oh, and to hide the ugly speakers.
Speakers are ugly, but the cords are even uglier. Fortunately, Ben is a cord ninja. A one inch space at the back of the shelves makes tucking cords behind easy.
Drilling a hole just above the center shelf runs the cords along the back shelf (out of sight) through a hole, down the wall, to the TV.
Now I’ve got to go paint shelves so we can actually use them and get the bookshelf out of here. You know, between caulking/filling holes/priming in the bathroom, scraping wallpaper in the kitchen, and taking care of two crazy kids. No biggie. Haha.
What do you think? How do you store your electronics? Or hide cords?