I started the Media Wall with three lower cupboards. The idea was to join them together with one long desktop, but leave a space between each cupboard so we can sit at the desk.
I had seen printer-cupboards on Pinterest and knew immediately that hiding our giant printer in a cupboard was the way to go. So I built one lower cupboard as a printer drawer with a concealed printer-paper drawer inside.
I cut the sides of the drawer sloping upwards so there was more surface area to attach the cupboard front to. Gosh I love those curved sides.
I drilled a hole in the side of the cupboard for the power cord.
The second lower cupboard had to store the computer hard drive box thingy. I needed every millimeter I had for this one (the computer box is ginormous) so i couldn’t use the curved sides trick on the drawer. Instead I built a really shallow drawer and attached the cupboard front with a couple of brackets mum found in her shed. Thanks mum.
As the hard drive gets quite hot, I cut windows out of each side of the cupboard and added vents to them. And of course I cut a hole for the power cords.
The third lower cupboard didn’t have a definite purpose so I just filled it with drawers. I’m thinking I’ll probably fill them with stationary and scrapbook paper.
I wrapped the skirting boards around the cupboards and walls to give it that “built-in” look. (The cupboards are sitting on plinths the same height as the skirting.)
So that’s the base cupboards. Next up: desktop.