This striking 78-inch modern cabinet will shine as the center of your home theater set-up by combining gorgeous design with a full complement of home entertainment features such as built-in cable management, ventilation, and a remote and speaker-friendly door.
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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