Wall to Wall to Wall to Wall

comments (1) June 25th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Castlewerks Castlewerks, member
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Media Center
Fireplace Mantle and Paneling
Computer Center & Window Seat
Side View

Media Center

This project features African Mahogany paneling and cabinetry adorning all four walls of the living room. An integrated fireplace mantle on the long wall surrounds a Mexican art tile fireplace with a wood stove insert.

The media center features recessed lighting above a fixed top shelf sized to accommodate bookshelf height speakers and a center channel. Half of the upper area is dedicated to books behind glass doors, while the other half is open to accommodate a large flat-screen television.  One of the base cabinets houses the A/V components behind a glass door, with easy access thanks to a Blum MAC system. The four visible drawers provide for both CD and DVD storage by means of adjustable dividers, as do the additional eight drawers concealed behind the adjacent pair of cabinet doors. All twelve drawers are half blind dovetailed and ride upon soft close, undermount slides. The dividers can all be removed to store whatever is desired, but are intended to hold an expansive collection of over 1200 CDs.

On the opposite wall there are two built-in cabinets separated by a triple window and integrated bench seat. The depth of the cabinet on the left-hand side, which functions as a computer desk, was severely limited by the short wall of the adjacent archway. Fortunately, the iMac is a flat screen LCD and computer in one, and that, along with a slide out keyboard tray, permits a fully functional computer desk that is only 12” deep. The three drawers, while shallow, permit ample storage space with the bottom drawer equipped with hanging file folder hardware. The wireless printer resides on a sliding shelf within the much deeper base cabinet across the bench.  Again, the bookcase features a glass door.

All paneling and cabinetry was finished with tinted shellac and WB polyurethane

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, mahogany, bookcase, shellac, built-in

Comments (1)

wdwerker wdwerker writes: Very nice work!
Posted: 1:41 am on November 29th

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