What a great weekend for my build. Loving the gray I painted. Seeing the room fully painted inspired me to get my butt moving on my rack and media shelves. Really happy with the rack area progress today.
Here is what I started with tonight.
After taking a few measurements I got the ball rolling by building a box and putting some shelves in it. I am using 1/2 inch MDF. Tacking together with the air gun and some glue.
Then I mounted the shelve in between the 2x4s. It fit perfectly.
You can see that I started to use 1x2 furring strips to frame the area out. The shelves are 36" tall and can hold about 15 cases per shelf.
Next I cut two pieces of half inch MDF 66" long and 4.25" deep. These I installed on the inside of the rack opening plus a piece across the top and bottom.
Finally I cut the other shelf pieces. This time I put them together in the opening instead of building the box first. I have three shelves in the right side. Not sure if I will put in a forth or not. I have several box music sets that could go in the larger opening like you see below.
Next I need to paint it all black and recut the shelves for the rack to fit the new opening.
As you might have noticed everything is flush with the wall. I have a couple of options for the final treatment.
1. Trim it out like most people do with traditional trim. Everything is visible.
2. Hide everything with hinged or removable panel that blend in to the final wall treatment.
3. A combo of the two. I could hide the media shelves and leave open the rack area.
Whatever I do it has to be durable enough for my kids to be opening or gaining access to everything on their own.
Next update you should see shelves back in the rack and everything painted black. Once I finish the rack area off there is nothing stopping me from getting busy on the material for the walls.