Made this to replace the current free-standing low boy unit. Started off dismantling pallets and distressing them by beating them with a chain, hammer, etc. Then applying color washes, sanding, and staining. Repeat until satisfied with the result. The chimney was constructed with framing timber with MDF used to make the shelves for the receiver etc. to sit on. Then covered in black painted plywood to conceal any gaps as pellet wood is not always right. Attached the pallets with finishing nails starting around the shelving as that is where your eye is drawn to when sitting in front.
One side has shelving for blue rays, and CDs while down the left side is a concealed door so you can get in behind it to connect everything up. The hardest part was hanging the door to try and minimize any gaps and to close flush so you wouldn't know there was a door there. 1st attempt at anything like this so took me four weekends to work through and complete but well worth it. Sets the room off and gives it a bit of wow factor.