This was pretty a pretty easy project! The outside frame used 1×8 and 1×12 boards (I chose pine) and the inside frame was made of 2x4s cut as in the plans on the site mentioned above. I refuse to show you what it looks like underneath – It is a crazy mess of cords and I’m too embarrassed to have it out there :). I’ve done my best to hide the cords as shown but I really wish I could hide them by stringing them behind the wall. Unfortunately, the heater is below so that won’t work. The plan for the future is to move the heater and then place a rock wall facade behind the whole TV-shelving area.
You can see the seams where the boards meet but cannot see the screws – Thanks to the Kreg-Jig! I’ve mentioned it before and I will say it again, this has got to be my favorite tool! Shanty 2 Chic has great pictures to show exactly what I’m talking about. This is another old project and I didn’t take any progress photos – I was just too excited/anxious to get it done.
The shelf neatly hides a lot of the cords and has enough room for the digital box and more!
Keeping with the Gray and White theme of the room I chose the ‘Classic Gray’ stain shown here:
I would have liked to do multiple shelves – maybe 2 or 3 but the TV was too big. It may not look level but after checking it a million times I realized the shelf was level but of the ceiling and door frames are not – the joys of an old house!
I usually have panels hung over the doors on either side and the pattern I chose looks great with the stain colour – but some days I have to take the panels down and let the sun shine in. This house is a dream with the sun streaming through.
Now to work on coming up with a brick facade behind the whole thing :)