A custom entertainment unit was something we’d been talking about for years and never got around to building …
… but suddenly it was bumped up to the top of our project list.
We had a new curved TV that needed to be hung lower than our last one, which meant our electric fireplace no longer fit neatly before it. It got the boot, and then we had nowhere to store all of the crap that goes under a TV — digital box, video game consoles and a zillion snaking cords that need to be hidden.
We stuck a small cabinet there temporarily. It looked awful.
And so, I started sketching to see what we needed in our new custom piece. While it would look like a TV stand, our TV was wall-mounted so it wasn’t going to be standing on anything — just floating right above it, making it technically a credenza. We needed shelves for electronic components, and also cabinets to hide baskets of Wii accessories and folded-up quilts.
Then we got out a measuring tape and started getting specific. We wanted it to span the entire wall, which meant it needed to be about 90” long. Height-wise, we had about 36 inches of space to fill vertically before it would skim the bottom of the wall-mounted TV …
Don’t forget to pin this idea so you can find it again later!