Floating, Sliding DVD player shelf

Sandee was having an issue with her entertainment unit: she has a large TV hanging on her wall but no room for an entertainment unit. All she needs is basically a DVD player. But where she has placed it, on a stool below, is too low to be usable:

and also a tad messy.

So with some measuring, a couple of visits and some pondering, I came up with a solution:

The top needed to slide open for access to plugs, etc behind and underneath (and dusting too). I used short cabinet drawer slides (soft close style).

When installed, it hides (most of) the cords nicely, and looks good too.