So Disco Jr. is nearing his first birthday, and is quite mobile at this point. Like his father, he's drawn to shiny things, thus my posting this here. Among these shiny things, is my stereo equipment. The TV is wall mounted, so that's not a concern yet, but my components are on a wall mounted shelf. That's how we had them in our old house, so when we moved here, I did the same thing, not thinking about the possibility of curious little hands (we found out we were expecting two days after we moved in). The basement family room is where we spend most of our time with him, as it's the easiest room to childproof in general. The upstairs has a formal living room which is too open to gate off, and has tiled steps to the front door - not good. There's also a main floor family room, but it has a brick fireplace and hearth which would also invite injury, so that leaves the basement. I don't have a lot of equipment. The speakers are now all wall mounted (got rid of the stands for safety reasons) and I ran the speaker wiring through the walls or through cable enclosures, so all we're talking about is the receiver, the PS3, and the cable box/DVR. The wall that everything is on backs up to the utility room (furnace, water heater, my brewing equipment) so all the wiring goes through the wall, but there's still enough exposed to cause problems. Plus there's a lot of wiring, as I'm running surround sound, plus an extra set of outdoor speakers. I'd initially wanted to build a recessed shelf unit into the wall, but that's a no-go. There's a drain stack as well as the water softener plumbing behind the wall in that exact spot, and it's too close to the wall for me to make a recessed unit deep enough for the receiver. So now I'm thinking about something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816228011 I could either wall mount it, or put legs on it and just leave it on the floor. I want something with a locking front and no exposed wiring so I don't have to constantly be grabbing the boy and pulling him away. Anyone do this, or have a similar situation? I don't want to just gate it off as that's kind of unsightly.