PROJECT: I hated my living room (gainormous custom entertainment center with built-in central AC return, raised panel wainscoting, and electronics cubby hole). This project is ongoing because I keep stopping to make fancy things.
MATERIALS: Poplar, MDF, pre-finished maple plywood
Front view of the bottom half of the entertainment center
AC return door (routed pattern into raised panel door)
AC return ductwork (that’s right, kids, I HVAC as well)
And the filter fits right in there
DVD storage built into the ends of the entertainment center
Bearing posts and chimney chase made pretty
Cut a cubby into one of the columns around the bearing posts for handy electronics storage.
The back panel of the electronics cubby is removable for easy access to all the wires and cables.
Custom-made raised panels wrap the whole room.
Progress on the entertainment center: added shelves for storage