This was a good 6-hour project (longer if I include the trip to IKEA to get everything)...
What started as a simple cabinet:
Started to grow as the panels were added
The main advantage of this is that my TV is now "wall mounted", but I only had to drill 2 holes into the wall.
The black glass top panel is one of my favorite parts.
Cleaning everything up
The inaugural movie was Ocean's Eleven
All put together and looking beautiful.