07:46AM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 03/23/03
40 lifetime posts
I’m in the process of remodling my basement and as you all know basements are kind of tricky, as you want to take advantage of every nook and cranny while hiding all the pipes, beams and utilities.

I wanted to take advantage of the space under the stairs by building a sort of bookcase under them. Easy enough but I also wanted to be able to access this area, as it will be the only way to access the wires and cords and what not for my entertainment system (a bit 65 inch rear screen HDTV WOOT!). I was thinking I could rig up some sort of wheal piano hinge type thing that you could pull open like a big door but don’t know how it would work out. It’s not like it’s going to be holding a ton of books so it’s not going to be that heavy.

Do those that have done this have any suggestions? Is there a website with these kinda of interesting dilemmas are solved?


10:01AM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 04/16/03
12 lifetime posts
No particular ideas, but why not build a bookshelf in a "L" shape, about a foot deep all-around, under the stairs. Then leave an airspace behind it. On the short end of the L, leave the shelf free, so you can move it (or with a couple of bolts to hold it in place). How many times will you need to get behind it to move cables? Surely you can move the shelf once every few months.

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