FAQs

So, what does it cost? And what's included?

Standard units cost $1500.  That includes the cabinet, a 32" 1080p TV, DVD/Bluray player, 28" soundbar and subwoofer, IR remote repeater, power strip, and cabinet cooling fan.

What about shipping?

Shipping these units can be quite expensive, so it's best to look early.  They are about 40" tall, 30" wide, and 15" deep, and they weigh about 90lbs.  I've had some luck with a service called Uship, which is kind like a cross between Ebay and Uber for shipping.  The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures contracted a moving company for their unit, and the company came out and blanket-wrapped it on site.  I'm in Hood River, Oregon, 97031.

Can you make it larger?

Well, yes, but the design doesn't really scale very well.  The largest true mid-century TVs were only 25" (see the inspiration gallery for examples).  I did build a custom unit for a 40" TV, with some minor modifications (see the testimonials section).  If you're interested in something much bigger, take a look at the future projects tab.  Maybe we can come up with something that works for you.

Can you build me a unit for my existing TV?

Yes, but measuring an existing TV can be tricky.  It's really important to know the location of the remote receiver, as well as the dimensions of the frame around the TV.  Since the TVs themselves aren't particularly expensive, it might be simpler to buy a complete unit, and move that 32" you already have into your bedroom or shop!

Can you build me a custom unit?

I'd love to try.  Contact me and let's talk about what you want.

What options are available?

I can change the color of the stain, the speaker cloth, and the bezel (gold thing around the screen).  For the price of the item, I can install a Roku, AppleTV, Firestick, Alexa, GooglePlay, etc.  I've also sourced vintage antennae for customers.


Be aware that the bezel around the TV does obscure the edge of screen.  Screen content like a sports ticker, gaming HUD, and certain menus might be covered.  We can leave the bezel out if you prefer.