This is what happens when you manage to actually take the photos off the camera and even remember to put them on a flash drive.
Behold my mudroom:
I've added a few pillows since, but, let's not wait for that photo to make it online anytime soon...but really, the main gist is that I moved to bench into the corner. Oh, and I made JWH cut the legs down so it's now bench-height and nt media-center-height. And,. since it's n the corner, it needed to be corner-shaped, or, you know, everything would just nd up n the floor behind it.
This was actually really easy. I bought a piece of MDF at Home Depot, cut off the corners and did a dry fit:
Then, I bought a few brackets at the hardware store and attached the new piece to the back of the unit:
Then, I wedges a few 2 x 4s into the corners to give it a little more support:
It's hard to see, but without them, the stress on the brackets was a bit much and it drooped:
With the supports, it's fully able to hold the weight of a kid and, really, mostly the back just holds pillows, since, you know, it's a media console and quite, quite deep:
Now I just need new (insulated, double pane) windows.