Why did I say Buy whatever you want Honey?

samat40August 10, 2006

Moved into a new house and made the mistake of telling my DH to go buy whatever big screen he wants. And he did. Had to be not a 60 inch plain and simple, but a Sony DLP 60 inch that is actually 66 inches wide, making just about any entertainment center that fits in our family room too small.

I am limited as to total width of the unit-- needing to keep it under around 100 inches, but need the space in the console for the electronics, and shelves of some sort for the side speakers and the center speaker that should go over the top of the thing (can you tell I really don't know anything about this stuff?) We CAN get something from Stonecreek for $4k plus tax. Really didn't want to shell out that much. I haven't priced Customshoppe but even their stuff doesn't seem large enough-- stops at 61" wide. I imagine they will do special orders over their stock sizes, but that will probably cost more. Can anyone who has gotten things made custom tell me how much you had to pay?

I told the DH that he could have reduced the size by 8-10 inches, and spent the money we'd save on the cabinet buying more fancy gadgets for his soundsystem. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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ghatta

samat40, I live in Minnesota, have an audio-videophile
husband, and we just had an entertainment center custom
built for his Sony 60 inch TV. The opening for the tv
is 68". My husband also loves high end electronics and
they just don't build ready made cabinets with deep enough
shelves. Our cabinet is 27" deep, 48" high and 120" wide.
It takes up a lot of the 15 foot wall it sits against, but
still leaves room for 2 speakers on either side and a fake
tree. The center speaker and 2 sub woofers have their
own space under the television. It cost us just under
$3000 for oak, and that includes both staining and delivery.
After pricing what the stores were offering, we felt we
got a good deal.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 11:23AM
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brachl

Ghatta,
Do you have a picture you can post of your custom entertainment center? My Dh bought a 61 inch TV, and now we are trying to figure out what to have built for it. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 7:40PM
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ghatta

Brachl,

I need to figure out how to post one, then I will. :-)
ghatta

    Bookmark   August 26, 2006 at 5:02PM
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alwaysgolf

I have a 57 inch widescreen projection and have it encased in entertainment center I bought from sams club for $750 and looks better than anything that the stores had to offer in units costing thousands more. It is really well made, solid wood, lights,glass doors and shelves, different door panels.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 1:29AM
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ghatta

brachl, here is the picture you requested.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 2:14PM
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