Above: Rendering made with customer at initial design consultation showing proportion of existing tube television and the design foresight to accomodate a replacement HDTV later.
Mrs. Barstad was able to view a large inventory in store during her initial visit, observing the unique design styles and finishes that she wanted to incorporate in her vision. She expressed the function to the designers of Rosewood House: an LCD HDTV stand that multi-functions as a curio cabinet for books and collectibles. Below the TV, she'd like a file cabinet storage and shelving for media and audio video equipment. Barstad returned to the store with precise measurements of the space for revisions and to confirm design details, then she was able to pick the finish by looking at showroom pieces first hand.
To meet the budget requirements, the amount of rosewood was kept essential, creating a lightness not expected of a typical heavy wall unit curio. Instead of solid shelves, rosewood framed glass shelves were implemented to allow the halogen spot lights to illuminate through both shelves. Mrs. Barstad was able to get all the answers to her questions as they are essential during the design process; especially when designing a piece that endures a lifetime, avoiding trends and fads and emphasizing modern multi-function needs. Even when the LCD HDTV technology is replaced with the newest tech, the custom piece Barstad and Rosewood House designed together will serve as a superb bookcase, classic curio and offer plenty of storage in the full extension drawer and shelving.