Not Your Father’s Entertainment Center, but it looks like it at first.
We had several criteria for designing this entertainment center. The first was that it had to look like an antique furniture piece so we picked a walnut color with distressing that included gouges, cracks and worm holes. Second, the TV needed to pivot so we could see it from the dining room. Third, it had to house and hide our audio/video equipment behind solid doors. Fourth, it needed an attractive display area for knick-knacks and finally, it had to house all of our CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes.
The cabinet is deep so the A/V equipment fits behind the doors.
The 46" LCD TV is mounted on a swivel arm attached to a false back about 7' back from the face frame.
The A/V equipment is on pullout shelves on the right side. Miscellaneous storage pullout and adjustable shelf are on the left.
Hidden media storage pullouts behind the false back.
The raised panels act as drawer fronts for the hidden media storage pullouts.