There is much talk lately about the reducing time people spent on TV, focusing instead on their smartphones if not tablets. However, when one considers the TV is quite often the biggest screen through which one is connected to the world, and still offers the best viewing experience of all, it is still bound to be an important piece of equipment at home for the foreseeable future.
With the TV getting thinner and thinner we are witnessing many innovative ways in which the TV is hung or set up. We even helped one of our clients create a solid wood cabinet with burl wood panels at the end of their bed to store away the TV when not in use. The TV can be raised to viewing height, or stored back into the cabinet, all through a remote control.
Shown here is an example in which we helped another client in Paris merge the TV and other audio visual equipment space with a library. Having a wall long enough, this is a good way to reduce clutter, and disguises the TV among the books.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of the structure for a piece of furniture. This is even more true for a massive piece of heavy furniture, bound to be shipped and installed on the other side of the globe. And more so with the need to adequately support the combined weight of all the books and the TV set. Any insufficient structure will either sag, deform or even break apart.
Observe how we build the concealed frames for the library, broken down into three units. Our thorough finishing goes to the back of the piece, with the surfaces there having wood pores sealed and sanded multiple times before final lacquering.