This client had just built a new family room addition. Being the director of Miami’s Arts and Film Media I figured I better do a good job on his media cabinet! I designed this piece with a few features they had seen in various catalogs, such as wood louvers, halogen lights, crown moulding at the top. A small snag was the fact that they had not yet decided on which new flat screen HDTV to own and they still had a hugh tube TV that worked ok. To solve this problem I built it in such a way that later we could convert the center section by simply removing an extension piece from the back. Along with the design sketch, I showed them samples of wood types, and they liked both the mahogany and lacewood…so i combined them. The wood louvers I made in the workshop and sized them to allow the use of a remote with the doors closed. The electronic components are in the lower cabinet hidden from view. I used several coats of poly varnish that protect the wood better than lacquer and also makes the darker wood colors richer. I have added additional pictures of this stylish custom-made unit now that the new plasma is in place. It is slimmer and has a more traditional breakfront look to it.