Unfinished Muro Media Storage

Unfinished Muro Media Storage

Oct 26, 2006

This is a very clever idea for renters who've splurged on flat-panel TVs. (Far less of a Bay Area anomoly than you'd think these days, with rents on the rise.)

DWR's Italian-made Muro Media Storage allows you to create the clean look of a wall-mounted screen without the hard-wiring of cables and power cords through your walls.

Don't get too carried away with excitement, there's still some DIY: the unit comes unassembled and is made of MDF, and the clever idea is that you paint or wallpaper it to blend into or complement your walls. The effect is of a floating screen, no wires.

The frame bears loads up to 100 pounds and has a structural panel with a universal system for hanging a plasma or LCD television. Cables are tucked behind the panel.

If you're thinking about upgrading to flat panel, it's smart to have both a plan and a budget for mounting and wiring it. DWR's unfinished Muro provides one possible plan. The budget? $498.

And if you want to bypass the painting, a version in glass (same effect, higher price tag), is $1498.

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