Media Storage

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Alve drawer with cable box top

Elie modifies an Alve Drawer unit modified to accommodate her cable box.

She says, “We needed a place to keep files and were limited in terms of space. Alve fit the bill but not our style. I sanded and painted in a high gloss black and had my contractor, Geronimo, build me cover and make a drop down door to conceal the cable box.”

The Korrekt handles were added to complete the look.

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3 Responses to Alve drawer with cable box top

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good idea, but think of cooling vents when cramping electronic devices into confined space! Usally, they don’t like too much heat, and tend to drop dead early…

  2. Good Idea , I have one of this PVR version and the hole is perfect to ventilate Thanks!!
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  3. TOGUY says:

    Looks great.

    I have the same type of box. Is yours the PVR version? If so you may want to add (if you don’t have already)vent holes at the top for the heat to get out.

    That box creates a lot of heat and the hard drive is sort of wimpy, it dies at the drop of a hat. I have had to replace mine 3 times in the last 2 years. I added a fan that turns on when the unit does to try and keep it cool in my entertainment unit.

    So far so good….6 months and counting.

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