Constructing a Built-In Media Center: Part 2, The Build

How to construct a built-in media center with shiplap and window seats!

As I explained in Part 1, I felt pretty good that my vision would look decent in real life. So, after drawing up a quick sketch of my dimensions, I went to my local Lowes and picked up some lumber. I began by constructing a base for my Ikea cabinets to sit on. All¬†cabinets were the same depth, but I knew I wanted my middle cabinet to jut out a bit further than the window […]

Constructing a Built-In Media Center: Part 1, The Plan

How to construct a built-in media center with shiplap and window seats!

Our home was a spec home, meaning that the builder chose the floorplan, elevation and most of the finishings. We were fine with that mostly because our move was very last minute and we needed a home that would be ready¬†in less than two months, but also because picking every single detail of our home at once seems like it would be so daunting. It’s much easier to justify spending money to make big changes […]