I love our living room in our new house, but this media niche that was created for the 90's tube TVs has been an eyesore. Next we hope to finish out this niche with a fun finished background and floating shelves.

I built the cabinet on the left in a cabinet-making class at a my local woodworking shop. I altered the Classic Storage Wall dimensions to fill in the rest.

Things I would do again: I left a couple inches of the backboard open for easy plug hiding. My build was made much faster with the Kreg jig and a borrowed nail gun. I added a kick plate to match my original cabinet and give it more of a built-in feel.

Things I would change for next time: Instead of spray base and finish, I would use regular paint for better consistency. I'm not sure how much I saved using MDF, but I'd prefer a sturdier material for this heavy of a piece. I need to adjust my cabinet doors still. I still plan on adding shelves inside of the cabinet door sections.

Estimated Cost
$150
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF and pine hardwood
Finish Used
White paint
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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