Our TV/Media area is situated in the corner of our living room next to a fire place.
Everything has been crammed into a shitty little square cabinet angled sideways to the room, creating a lot of dead space.
This is the cabinet that was. The TV was too long for it, so we had a slab of wood across the top for the TV legs to sit on. The wood should have looked more ghetto than the cabinet already was but it blended in well.
I wanted to build a corner cabinet but an easy 45 degree cabinet wouldn't fit in the space. I have very little experience wood working, and this promised to be the trickiest project I'd ever taken on. Inexperience and ignorance has never kept me from making a hash of things, so I picked an irregular angle that would fit the corner well and waded in.
I wish I had a table saw, it would have made the project move along much faster but with a circular saw, jigsaw, miter saw, power drill and various hand tools I could get the job done. I used my deck as a workshop.
This is version #2.
the first photo is without legs or trim (the legs aren't attached in the next photos but there they are all the same).
Version one turned out to be shorter than I wanted after I had it all put together. I built the shell, decided that it had to be taller, tore it apart and added about 8 inches to the over all height. The rebuild improved a few things but it was also a little less tight.
Next step was staining in my garage (No legs still). I can't say enough good things about Behlen Solar-Lux black stain. It's a great shade of black that goes on smooth and dries insanely fast. I've stained a bunch of stuff black the past few years and Behlen has been by and far the best stain I've used.
Took about an hour to put on two coats, the legs and dry it out.
It's a good fit and despite it being larger than the last cabinet, it takes up less space.
You can't really see it well in the pictures but the PC tucked in the lower corner is also a recent DIY project that I slapped together. It's a micro ATX case and board with an i5 skylake, 500 gb ssd, 2 TB 7200 rpm data drive. I'm going to put a GTX 1070 in when prices come down a little bit more. Not going to overclock so it's got minimal stock cooling.