I adapted the Emerson console plans pretty extensively. I constructed the cabinet out of low grade playwood, and then clad it on all surfaces with faux painted cheap furring strip lumber of various widths. I changed the base and made it sit completely on the floor so that I would not be chasing dog fur dust bunnies that seem to accumulate under everything! I made the open storage wider to fit my componenets and added holes to pass the wires through the back.
It was very helpful to have the plans as a jumping off point. It takes me forever in the planning stage. I try to figure out my dimensions to hide as many raw edges as possible in every project. I also want to work with the widths of lumber avaialble to me since I have a fear of a tablesaw (which is still in the box after 3 years). Give me a chop saw and a circular saw and I'm your girl!
Very proud of this project. Thanks Ana!