This house came with built-ins in the basement, the homemade kind. The entire basement must have been a wonderful man cave back when TV’s weren’t flat. The bottom half of the until was built through the wall into the space behind it. That space is a storage area under the staircase. The top shelves were were just nailed to the wall and pretty easy to pull down.
I removed the backing and slimmed the built-in down. Put a new plank back on it and painted it white.
Someday I’ll add an electric fireplace in the large open space so that it looks more like my inspiration picture below.