Constructing a Built-In Media Center: Part 3, The Reveal

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

Finally, it is time to reveal the final product. It only took 8 months. Yes, I actually completed this project last summer but since I’ve received so many questions about it I figured it would be a good way to kick this thang off. Also, I’m proud of it. It’s my baby. And, big news, this post is filled with DSLR photos. I’m not saying they’re good DSLR photos, but they aren’t from my cell phone and that’s a step. I actually just took these pics a couple weeks ago. The media center has been working out wonderfully for us and I can’t believe it once was a bare wall. Definitely much nicer on the eyes now. Without further ado, the photos:

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

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

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

You can kind of see below how our living room sits right off of our kitchen. It actually has windows on three sides with the kitchen on the fourth side, so it gets great natural light.

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

The photo below shows how instead of nailing in the bottom shiplap strip, I put some Command velcro strips on it so that it was easily removed if I had to access the wires behind. Once put back up you can’t even tell.

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

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

Here’s a better view of the swing arm mount I used and how it recesses back into the top panel. When pushed back it is nearly flush with the built in!

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

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

A few more details of the room…

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

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

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

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

Thanks for following along! On to the next project…

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

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