After [mostly] finishing our XBOX 360 entertainment unit my son and I have been thinking about what we want our next project to be. We’ve spend months on getting the “fancy room” more or less done as my space to “get away”. The kids want me in my own space and I hate coming in the room and seeing Sponge Bob playing on the TV. That was the impetus to get the “fancy room” done.
We looked at the Stickley website. After all, there were no big screen TVs in 1910 and Stickley has done their best to interpret what one would have looked like, but I’m not thrilled with any of their interpretations. Not that they aren’t well done. They are. They just seem like a compromise.
We don’t like the long curves and think that the corbels are unnecessary. We like the rectilinear look. We’ve gone back and forth between this one and this one. Looks like we may go with the second. Or the first… Still really not sure.
Did some reading/thinking about the design. The wider units (68”) are with corbels. The narrower units (63”) are without. The ones without corbels are intended to be used in the case where a shelf gets put on the sides and the ones without are for a standalone unit. I’m not really a fan of the big hutch style but think we’ll definitely go with no corbels and no overhang on the sides. We did an overhang on the X-Box 360 Entertainment Center and it did turn out well. We could add corbels there if we want, but I really like the boxier look.
-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.