The popularity of the new "flat panel" televisions has led to quite different requirements for entertainment centers. We can build whatever type you want.
The entertainment center is flanked by two separate bookcases, each 24 inches wide. The Electronics Cabinet in the center is 40 inches wide, with special bracing to support the extraordinarily heavy television set. A shelf for a center speaker is just above the TV. Under the TV are four drawers, with solid walnut fronts, sized for video tapes, CDs, and DVDs.
The electronics are at the top, behind glass doors (with solid walnut frames) to allow remote controls to be used without opening the doors. Special provision were made for ventilation and wiring at the back of the top cabinets.
$1,850 for the entertainment center alone,
$4,250 total with the two extra deep library bookcases
This client recognized that the doors that hide the television in some entertainment centers are rarely (if ever) closed, so elected to leave the TV and speakers visible. She also preferred a relatively low height for the TV, so the electronics were placed above, rather than below, the TV. In the upper position, other furniture is less likely to interfere with the remote controls for the electronics, which work through the glass doors. The tape and DVD units are at the bottom of the electronics stack, so are easily reached, with the other electronics above them. Special steps were taken to provide ventilation for the electronics through the back of the cabinet, so the doors could remain closed when they are in use.
The overall height of the unit is 84 inches (7 feet) so it would stand slightly above the bookcases at either side. The television is almost 38 inches wide, allowing a 40 inch wide cabinet with two stacks of electronics, side by side. The television is 25 inches deep, but most of the weight is at the front, and other components only needed an 18 inch depth, so the cabinet is 18 inches deep and stands about 8 inches away from the wall, with the TV protruding from the back of the cabinet. The bookcases hide the back of the TV, leaving lots of room for ventilation and wiring behind the cabinet.
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