As I’m still in the midst of my living room media center cleanup, I went to pick up a new TV stand. My requirements were, I thought, simple:
- Front doors, preferably see-through (need the doors for the arrival of babytoe)
- At least four shelves for all devices (AV receiver, STB, Xbox 360, “hold for future”) – yes, I’m ditching all other products in the living room other than Slingbox and Sonos, neither of which really need their own shelf.
- Easy access to back panels so I can add/remove devices without taking everything apart
- Not ultra-modern looking
You’d be amazed how hard this combination is to find. I eventually settled on the one you see pictured above (my inspiration), a $229 DIY special from Tarjay. I measured everything, all was fine. It was simple to assemble, only needed a screwdriver and hammer, took about an hour all-in.
This afternoon, I was all set to do the migration, I expected about 45 minutes with all the cabling and whatnot. As it turns out, again visible in the picture above, the 16″ depth is accurate, but useless. The inside is exactly 16″ deep, making it the exact size of my receiver and Comcast DVR. Here’s how I feel about it: