In-Closet Entertainment

When you're cramped for space turning your closet into a combination workstation and entertainment centre is a great way to squeeze some extra floorspace from your room.

Lifehacker reader cvis turned the inexpensive modular shelving that was already in his closet and a desk he custom designed—the Blender rendering is the image you see above—and built into a computing and entertainment centre in his closet.

I custom designed and rendered the entire project using Blender, and built with only basic tools (circular saw, tape measure, level, etc).

It was built over only 3 days and just under $US100 using 3 4'x8' fiber-board panels from Lowes. The paint is a matte black spray paint. (This was the only bad decision, traditional paint seems to be a better choice).

The desk features numerous cubby holes to store things in, a keyboard tray and lots of surface area to spread out on. There are two computers hidden under the desk, one is the workstation hooked up to the monitor on the desk, the other is hooked up the HDTV on the shelving. The HDTV is also hooked into a cable box and PS3.

Even with everything tucked into the closet there is still some room at the end for clothing to be hung. The entire setup vanishes by simply closing the doors. For a closer look check out the photo notes in his Flickr gallery.

In-Closet Entertainment [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


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