This room previously had a gas fireplace with some out of the box shelves. We removed them, then build the new shelving system in it's place. We mounted a 42" plasma in the center and use the large top shelf to store all the electronics. The small shelves in the middle are designed for DVD's and games. The other shelves are all for my wife's book collection. My 13yo son and our Ryobi tools made this job easier than ever.