Have I mentioned that I hated my "entertainment system"? It was actually a shelf from Crate and Barrel. A lovely shelf, but slightly too low, and completely open. I don't like looking at components when I'm not using them. Especially when they get really dusty.
I spent a long time trying to find something else I would like. The problem was that the space I wanted to keep everything in was only 31" wide max. It's REALLY hard to find a cabinet that narrow. Or chest of drawers. Or basically anything that could be repurposed. So - I decided to make one, based on some shelving that's floating around on the Interweb.
I actually started this project in Feb, I think, or March. I kept however making mis-steps - buying pipe, cutting the pipe, and then realizing it had to be threaded. Buying a threader, but failing miserably. Trying to get a plumbing supply store to do it (pipe turned out to be "too soft". Seriously.). Trying to get Lowe's to do it, since I bought it there originally. And finally doing what I should have done all along, and buying precut and threaded lengths.
Anyway, here it is:
With components added:
I'll eventually make a door that slides up to hide the components. I also made a section to wrap around, but decided it was to much in that small space (after cutting it to size, of course). But it made a perfect end table for the couch - and one less thing to shop for!