My wife and I never had a TV in the living room. We have a few nice pieces of Mid-Century furniture, and a TV never really fit into the space. Well, Netflix's The Queen came along and we suddenly really needed a more accessible TV. I spent several days surfing images of vintage TVs online and came up with a design that worked well in the room and held a quality TV. I built the first one as a Christmas present for my wife. After that, friends suggested I try to sell them. One Craigslist ad and some great press from the Retro Renovation website, and I'm in business!