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Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by c_fletcher, May 30, 2005.

  1. c_fletcher

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    Thought I`d share this with the group since I received a little bit of interest when I posted it in another thread here.

    The cabinet is solid oak and made to measure by Yorkshire Pine of Sowerby Bridge West Yorks.

    1550 wide x 490 deep x 600 high

    Drawers are 400 wide external and internal 360 wide x 400 deep

    Cupboards are internal 460 wide x 400 deep x 510 high

    Doors are 530 wide and when open are recessed into cabinet
     

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  2. eviljohn2

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    Very nice indeed, I particularly like the recessed doors when they're open. :smashin:
     
  3. Oddbodd

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    Hi c fletcher, I forgot to ask you, is the cabinet open backed, do you have any pictures of the back?
    Cheers,
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  4. c_fletcher

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    Closed back, screwed on at ~6" centres and down the centre uprights. Holes cut in top and bottom of each cupboard back panel to allow cables to pass through, large enough to accomodate scarts and 13 amp plugs. Too heavy now to pull away from the wall to get any pics.....sorry
     
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    No problem, thank you for the reply.
    Cheers,
    Oddbodd.
     
  6. AMc

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    Can I be the first to ask the rude question - how much did it cost?
     
  7. c_fletcher

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    £499 delivered, I thought that was pretty good and its miles cheaper than the likes of Arca and Blok, plus its solid oak not veneered MDF and has the retracting hinges for the doors which are £50 ish
     
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    That my friend is an absolute bargain :smashin:, but don't tell the company who made it, not until I get one anyway :devil:
    Cheers,
    Oddbodd.
     
  9. AMc

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    I agree that's a flippin' bargain - was it made to order or do they have a design?
     
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    Made to my design and measurements but they probably still have the drawings I provided even though they were pretty basic
     
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    Just looked at the ARCA Nuevo which is GBP 725 with the cloth doors. This is much better.

    I onlu need my to be 1000 wide and in cherry. Would that make it cheaper do you think?
     
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    Not sure as cherry may be more expensive, why not call them and see
     
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    Been looking at something like this for a while...looks like you did all the hard work finding a very good buy. I will definately be giving them a ring.....
     
  14. michael.redfern

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    Reviving a very old thread here, but I've just placed an order with YP myself for a very similar setup. Mine's basically a slightly deeper and taller version of the (now discontinued) Acra Nuevo which Ian at YP has agreed to recreate for me. It's similar to this design, in oak, same style foldaway doors, but with a centre speaker space in the middle rather than drawers.

    I'll update with photographs when mine arrives (in 6 weeks, apparently).
     
  15. Carlos13

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    Do the doors recess back into the cabinet the whole way or in the picture above are they pushed back as far as they will go?
     
  16. michael.redfern

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    That's as far back as they go I believe. Mostly because the width of the door is a fair bit more than the depth of the cabinet.
     
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    Pictures would be great when you get it.

    I am really struggling to find something that fits my specific dimensions, only one I have found is the new blok 3000 but at nearly £800 its a bit much, one of these for £499 could be a winner, has the price changed much for yours since the OPs purchase?

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  18. michael.redfern

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    Well, the price has gone up, but I won't say what I'm paying precisely. Ian at YP does work it out based on the design you submit and the material used. All I will say is that they do work out considerably cheaper than the Blok units, they're solid oak, and they're the exact dimensions you need. :smashin:
     
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    Looks a lovely unit. I do like the door sliding into the unit idea. Does anyone know where these type of hinges are available from as I am considering building my own cabinet here and they would be a great idea to accomodate in it.
    Barry
     
  20. michael.redfern

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    Just a quick update, but apparently I was wrong with my understanding of 6 weeks, and it's going to be nearer to 8 weeks. They must be busy :)

    I'm on me 'olidays in 2 weeks time tho, so might be another month before I get photos on here for anyone who might be waiting for them.
     
  21. michael.redfern

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    Just another update to say that it was delivered last friday. It looks great too. :thumbsup:

    It's slightly larger than I was imagining, but it's exact to the dimensions I gave them. Quality is excellent and all as I expected.

    I'll put up some photos, probably tomorrow evening (when I'll also be selling my old Sound Organisation black glass stand, for anyone who is interested! ;))
     
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    Looking forward to the pictures.
     
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    thats excellent - last year I needed a new cabinet and was after one similar...luckily I didnt neet it wide enough for my TV, but basically its nearly the same design as yours, but without the centre drawers. Managed to pick it up in solid Oak for £270 and Im really pleased with it :smashin:

    I dont understand how theres a market for these fancy glass shelve things with mdf drawers at for like £1K+ when you can have such a nice piece of solid wood furniture for half that or less:smashin:
     
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    Really looking forward to seeing the pictures as I am now ready to order one of these once I have finalised the dimensions.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  25. michael.redfern

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    Sorry the photos have not been forthcoming! Busy week this week in the evenings. I'll endeavour to get them up tomorrow night.
     
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    Any progress on the pictures? Looking forward to seeing them :)
     
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    Would love to see some pics as this sound like exactly what i am after.
    What dimensions did you get?

    thx
     
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    Any luck with the photos yet?
     
  29. michael.redfern

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    Well, this reply has been a long time coming eh? :D

    Finally got round to takin photos of it in place, so here are the "day it arrived" and the "finally installed" photos! :thumbsup:

    The first shot shows it in situ in my lounge. No comments about the crap on the coffee table thanks :)
    2nd shows it with the doors open and you should be able to see the IR receiver and centre speaker cover - they supplied the frame which fitted like a glove and I wrapped it in tights!
    3rd shows the end of the wood that makes the solid top - very chunky and well made.
    Last shot shows the open back so the cable can easily route and the heat can vent with the doors closed.

    All in all, I'm well happy with it.
     

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    That does look good :thumbsup:.
    I take it that your centre speaker is standing up in the middle.

    Think im gona go down this road aswell as i cant find any tv cabinet that fits my needs.I have a small KEF egg for a centre speaker which makes it hard to find a stand or cabinet to fit in
     

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