Mia wrote us with this question: "My boyfriend and I just moved into a condo in Wicker Park and we are still trying to get it all put together. One thing we really wanted to do was put some modern wood panelling behind our television. We talked to a handy-man about it who informed us that our idea was too "artsy fartsy" and would "look like ass." So i was wondering if anyone has done something similar and could maybe recommend someone to help us. Any input would be greatly appreciated! thanks so much'
We love this idea. Using wood, especially with electronics, keeps things much warmer looking and can turn an area that could be too stark into a feature.
Your question reminded us of one of the finalists in our "Smallest Coolest Tech Setups" contest from earlier this year. The homeowners did a DIY wood panel behind their tv (shown above) and in addition to looking good it is a great solution for hiding wires. Check out their finalist and original entries for more photos and details. It seems like a possible project to try the DIY route with but we are also putting it out to the AT readers for recommendations on a less grumpy handyman for you....Readers, your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and recommendations are welcome!