As far as going for a powerbuy the price i got for £299 was through a friend. he gets the furniture made up for that price then adds his margin like any other retailer.
However I have spoke to him and as a favour he says that he will sell a few more at this price.
my cabinet should be done in 2 weeks, as soon as i have it finished i will post some pics. should be almost identical to the arca above.
as i said before the reason for having it custom built was that i prefered reclaimed wood. but if there is enough interest then the £300 price could be reached easily.
The doors can be made with frosted glass, acoustic cloth or in the wood.
Anyway as soon as i have my unit i will post the pics.
A bit late on the post but FYI I looked around for a peice of non-av furniture that fitted into the decor of the room and took a jigsaw to its ass!!!!
Basically I found a wine cabinet that housed about 20 odd bottles of wine on the bottom and wine glasses on the top. The unit cost me about £200. Got it home, got out the jigsaw, cut of the back panel for cables and removed the wine holders from the bottom. I then put in a remote eye as discussed above.
Any pics of your custom build yet ? I'd would also be interested in your 'friend's supply as I've been looking for sometime for a custom builder of wood av furniture. I'd got a quote from a guy in South Africa (£800 incl shipping) for something similar to what you've had built. Sounds like your friend could make a killing here.
Stace. Very nice. Extremely similar decor to me and mine so interesting to see your solution. We've looked at similar cabinets from John Lewis but they were a bit too Morocan'y. Where did you get your original unit ?