"Stacey Kouros Millworker" - I would install solid drawers/panels across the front for continuity. Notice how it joins the wall on the far left behind the lamp; that "architectural interest" I'm always talking about.
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We are WILD for this rustic video and game component TV shelf made from reclaimed wood - even pallets - and plumbing parts! Make it a as wide as your television and it can hold your cable box, Xbox or other gaming devices!