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This was my first "Honey Do" after moving into our retirement home.

This space was next to our fire place and was designed to house a TV set, stereo, and other entertainment center equipment. However, my TV was a "BIG" projection screen floor model…. wouldn't fit.

So, my wife decided that this would be a great place to display her nick nacks…. WHAT!!! This space was over 24inches deep. Now that's a lot of nick nacks and nobody would see the majority of them because they would be behind the ones in the front. Besides, I needed a place to put my computer stuff!

Well, it took over a year. One section at a time. On the fly designing and a lot of Red Oak and Purple Heart. Since the space was sooooo deep, I elected to split it up into two major sections. A furniture like front section that would house my wife's treasures, and a hidden section behind the scenes that would store my computer disks, paper, cables, etc AND my computer. Also, I needed to be able to have a desk like setup for my "computer desk".

I'm not much of a photographer but the picture should tell the story. The space ended up being divided into four major sections. The lower section housed the computer itself, the printer and a space for my legs when sitting at the desk. This section is behind the two lower side by side doors.

The center section is a drop down front that serves as a desk top and houses the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

The third and fourth sections are above the desk top and are split in depth. The front shelves swing out to expose my office and computer supplies. When closed, the cabinet turns into a fine piece of furniture for displaying my wife's treasures. I installed low voltage puck lights and a switch to complete the project.

It took two years but it was worth it.

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Its a wonderful every thing niche. Good design creative use of space.
 

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Nice use of space, and it looks good too! I may steal the design for a niche next to our fireplace.
 
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