Media Niche

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Project by Branden posted 01-29-2007 07:26 AM 8579 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Most new homes in California seem to have these huge media niches in the main living room. Either you need to pay the builder thousands of dollars to upgrade the niche or pay a cabinet maker even more to customize the area. Luckily, being a woodworker, I had few problems designing, building and installing this built-in piece. Made of solid birch and birch plywood, it features full extension drawers, plenty of cabinet/shelf space and overhead lights.

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#1 posted 01-29-2007 07:33 AM

Branden, that is very nice, and I must say quite a large flat screen. This must be a large room. Judging by the adjacent stairs, my guess is that this is in a basement rumpus room. Pity – it would make a nice shop. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 01-29-2007 08:06 AM

Looks great Branden, very high quality fom what i can see.

-- Cheers

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#3 posted 01-29-2007 08:29 AM

Excellent. I am just about to post a project I installed today. Looks very similar.
Love the addition of the puck lights! Excellent execution.


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#4 posted 08-28-2009 07:18 AM

Love the look, great style. I have issue with the nitches. They are almost always off center of the room and make setting up a fam/media center around it very difficult. Should I get one of these homes I now have inspiration on how to make it work!:-)

-- Carpe Nocturne

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 07:40 AM

very nice entertanment niche


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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 12:55 AM

very nice,,my house has one above the fireplace…I’ve only trimed it out so far..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#7 posted 11-07-2011 06:02 PM

good job!

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