Thursday 9 September 2010

Oak Bespoke TV Cabinet

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A very large bespoke TV unit constructed from two tone solid and veneered Oak.

The unit was designed by Wayne Maxwell Design, with AF Designs handcrafting all the woodwork in their London studio.  The organic details have been designed and individually hand carved by Andrea Felice himself - each one is totally unique.
A specialist (made to order) electric TV lift elevates the 52" plasma screen at the touch of a remote control button.  Incorporated are controls for turning the screen left/right. The top opening is hidden when the screen is down by a matching wooden panel mounted on an automated lid closure devise.  AF Designs integrated the specialist TV lift as the unit was built. (video below shows mechanism in action).

Finishing of the Oak has been done by hand, with a stain applied to produce a two-tone effect.  Giving the cabinet a wonderful velvet feeling when touched.
When the unit is opened (both ends house cupboard/draw space) a bright red lacquer interior is unexpectedly revealed.

The units spans 2.8m in width and is 1.1m high and 0.65m deep.