Good Questions: Toddler-Proof Media Centers?

Good Questions: Toddler-Proof Media Centers?

Jul 30, 2007


Where can I find a media center, ideally in a dark wood, that is childproof and under $1K? My baby girl is obsessed with our DVD player and would hit the buttons all day. What we would like is a media center with drawers or cabinets to hide the DVD player and accoutrements.

Help save my apartment from three different shades of odd Ikea furniture and a curious toddler!


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Dear Laura,

There's a wide range of options for closed media cabinetry out there, at all price points. Whether you DIY or buy something custom, you should look for ventilation for your components, and holes for wire and cable management. Here's a list to start (and maybe end) your search:

How to: Make a Quick-&-Easy Media Cabinet
How To: Turn an Ikea Lack Shelf into a Media Console

Mathias Frei's MShelving (customizable, starting at $782)
Gingko's Low Tansu Panel TV Cabinet, $980
• Room & Board's modular Madsen system, the $599 Stow and the $999 Lasalle

• Custom cabinets from Seattle's Kerf Design or SF's Jason Lees Design

Any other ideas out there?

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