This 78-inch modern media cabinet features an adjustable center glass shelf, a remote-friendly and acoustically transparent handcrafted flip-down door, and a variety of user-friendly features ideally suited for use as the center of any home theater setup.
The 78-inch Interval 7249 modern media cabinet and home theater TV stand features an adjustable center glass shelf, built-in ventilation, a remote-friendly and acoustically transparent handcrafted flip-down door, and various user-friendly features for use as the center of any home entertainment setup.
The Interval collection features a striking grid-based hardwood door that blends modern design with old-world craftsmanship.
Live on the Grid
Behind its handcrafted interlocking hardwood door, Interval integrates various user-friendly features such as flow-through ventilation, remote access, acoustic transparency, and intelligent wire management. Engineered with the home theater in mind, the collection also makes an eye-catching storage solution.
Engineered from the inside out. BDI furniture is designed to integrate technology into your life seamlessly. Innovative performance features abound, simplifying your initial setup, maximizing your ongoing enjoyment, and protecting your investment over the life of your system.
Interval's unique handcrafted door features half-lap jointed hardwood backed with fabric-covered perforated metal. While a striking design detail, this also provides ventilation and acoustic transparency, allowing the sound from an enclosed soundbar to pass through.
The front panel tilts down for easy access, while remote signals pass through when closed, keeping components concealed.
Hidden behind the unique flip-down door, Interval conceals a host of integrated features to support a complete home theater system and televisions up to 85 inches.
A simple push effortlessly flips open the door to reveal a host of compartment storage, including a center shelf (models 7247 & 7249) that can be lowered to accommodate speakers up to 14" / 35.5cm in height.
Organized and Secure
The back of the cabinet is as accessible as the front via ventilated rear panels that can be removed to provide access to components and connections. Wire wraps make it easy to keep cables organized, and an included TV safety strap helps prevent accidental tip-over.
Interval's signature detail is its interlocking, handcrafted hardwood door. Called a "half-lap" joint, the door pattern is formed by linking solid hardwood pieces and is reinforced with a fabric-covered mesh panel.
Half-lap joints provide excellent strength and durability. They also offer striking visual detail while allowing acoustic transparency, ventilation, and remote control access.
Kickin' It Old SchoolBDI uses the half-lap design detail for the Interval collection for several reasons. It's a tried and true, well-tested wood joinery technique that lends more stability and longevity to each piece over other joining methods. It's been at the heart of iconic Japanese designs for centuries, partly for that reason.
It's also a classic and elegant look used across multiple applications, including house designs and fine furniture.
"We love how this technique shows off the beauty of walnut on Interval," said BDI Product Development Manager Jeff Bare. "It shows the natural variations in the wood and creates a unique centerpiece for any living space."The orientation of the wood pieces can change the look of the finished design, showcasing a striking range of natural colors and the distinctive grain in each piece of wood.
Precision HandlingThe half-lap design of the Interval door ensures that each piece of wood fits snugly with the intersecting wood slats. This joining technique creates a deceptively strong lattice design that supports the entire door structure. However, since Interval uses natural wood, the design team also had to account for its tendency to absorb and release moisture over time while retaining the overall integrity. Finding a way to manage moisture was vital. Humidity and temperature changes can cause an occasional expansion in natural wood, causing cabinet doors not to fit and close properly. BDI offset this issue by using precision cutting techniques, glue at each joint, and running the wood grain in perpendicular directions. This means the vertical slat grains run in one direction, and the horizontal slat grains run the other way. The intersectional assembly creates more natural structural support while negating expansion problems. To further the durability of this design, BDI put Interval through the gamut of testing, including:
Humidity TestingBDI sent pieces to the lab to determine if the doors would expand in heat or contract in the cold and to observe how they hold up to temperature changes over time.
They checked to be sure that the glue and joints didn't weaken and that the wood didn't bend, warp, or crack.
Handling TestsSince we designed the door frame to fit precisely with our half-lap walnut doors, we wanted to be sure that the doors and frame would hold up over time with continued use.
The door's frame is reinforced with aluminum and tested for a seamless fit and for buttery smooth opening and closing using a premium cable glide system.
IR & Sound TestsWhen testing for IR compatibility, many furniture manufacturers use a remote and sensor and then test in a grid pattern to check for angle and distance functionality. With Interval, we went beyond and even tested several screen perforation sizes to determine which provided the best sound and IR functionality. Ultimately, these design considerations have created a collection built to last, providing many years of highly functional, durable, and beautiful furniture. Interval is available in two media cabinet sizes and a tall-frame console cabinet, making it the perfect addition for all your entertainment or storage needs.
- Solid walnut face
- Hardwood veneer top, sides, and bottom
- Remote access allows a signal to pass through the front panel
- Top shelf size accommodates most soundbars
- Acoustic transparent fabric allows sound to pass through the front panel
- Easy access removeable back panels for simplified wiring
- Flow-through ventilations provides heat to escape from electronics
- Access holes between compartments for simplified and hidden wiring
- Removeable tempered glass shelving with removeable rubber protected metal shelf pins
- Compartments fit speakers under 14" in height. See details tab for diagram
- Center compartment has 5 levels of adjustment
- TV safety strap with hardware for newer model televisions
- Adjustable feet for uneven floor surfaces
- Recommended TV size up to 85"
- Weight: 182 lbs
- Solid Walnut Face Design
- Hardwood Veneer Panels
- Powder Coated Steel Legs
Matthew Weatherly is BDI's Associate Design Director. A graduate of the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts and Pratt Institute, Weatherly is most well-known for BDI's popular Corridor, Tanami, Sequel, and Centro designs.
"My studies in Denmark had the most significant impact on my design aesthetic. I was fortunate to have Erling Christoffersen as my professor, and he introduced me to the works of Danish Modern designers. Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm, Finn Juhl, Poul Henningsen, and Hans Wegner are among the most influential designers to me."
- Matt Weatherly
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