Custom Media Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by newTim posted 07-23-2008 07:43 AM 1954 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom meant the cabinet had to fit within a tight ‘closet-type’ space. The was designed for my computer guy in a trade of sorts.

The tray displayed on top is a piece made by my wife who is a professional artist. Check out the last ‘before’picture. I was a mess.

-- tim hill

6 comments so far

View Callum Kendall's profile

Callum Kendall

1918 posts in 3702 days

#1 posted 07-23-2008 10:39 AM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 3766 days

#2 posted 07-23-2008 01:13 PM

Great solution for the space. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6856 posts in 3979 days

#3 posted 07-23-2008 02:00 PM

HI Tim;

Nicely done. Very practical.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6856 posts in 3979 days

#4 posted 07-23-2008 02:01 PM


I forgot to comment on your wife’s artwork.



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View OutPutter's profile


1199 posts in 3989 days

#5 posted 07-23-2008 06:45 PM

Looks great Tim. Could you please comment on the height you chose for the TV screen? It seems low, but I don’t have that kind of problem (lol) so I’m curious.

-- Jim

View newTim's profile


607 posts in 3606 days

#6 posted 07-23-2008 07:47 PM

Re the TV height, I agree, seems low. The cabinet was built for my computer guy and the TV was installed before he asked me to make the build. Being a computer guy he’s a big time gamer so I think that’s why he chose that height.

As a side note. This house was built about four years ago and the media closet area was supposed to be pre-wired. Problem is the builder forgot to run the wires so we had to remove the baseboards and make the run of cables and such. The ‘before’ picture doesn’t show the rat’s nest of wiring, insulation and such we uncovered.

It felt like a version of Ask This Old House. I was real happy with the outcome, as was the owner. It was a real clean install and all the wires are neatly hidden yet still accessible.

-- tim hill

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics