Media Niche

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Most new homes in California seem to have these huge media niches in the main living room. Either you need to pay the builder thousands of dollars to upgrade the niche or pay a cabinet maker even more to customize the area. Luckily, being a woodworker, I had few problems designing, building and installing this built-in piece. Made of solid birch and birch plywood, it features full extension drawers, plenty of cabinet/shelf space and overhead lights.

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#1 posted 2769 days ago

Branden, that is very nice, and I must say quite a large flat screen. This must be a large room. Judging by the adjacent stairs, my guess is that this is in a basement rumpus room. Pity – it would make a nice shop. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 2769 days ago

Looks great Branden, very high quality fom what i can see.

-- Cheers

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#3 posted 2769 days ago

Excellent. I am just about to post a project I installed today. Looks very similar.
Love the addition of the puck lights! Excellent execution.


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#4 posted 1827 days ago

Love the look, great style. I have issue with the nitches. They are almost always off center of the room and make setting up a fam/media center around it very difficult. Should I get one of these homes I now have inspiration on how to make it work!:-)

-- Carpe Nocturne

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#5 posted 1827 days ago

very nice entertanment niche

-- Custom furniture

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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 1537 days ago

very nice,,my house has one above the fireplace…I’ve only trimed it out so far..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#7 posted 1026 days ago

good job!

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