BDI Novia 8429-2 versus Standout Designs Majestic e7022

In this first installment of our "Head-to-Head Reviews" blog, we compare our Majestic e7022 solid wood TV console to the BDI Novia 8429. Review the chart below to see some major differences. For example, the Majestic e7022 has more equipment room, active cooling, and many options available. Plus the Majestic e7022 is made of real wood in the USA while the BDI Novia 8429-2 is made of veneer on MDF in China. 


Majestic e7022 Solid Wood AV console made in USA by Standout Designs

Majestic e7022
by Standout Designs

Novia 8429-2 veneer on MDF TV stand made in China by BDI USA

Novia 8429-2


Overall Dimensions 70" W x 22" H x 22" D 74" W x 23" H x 22" D
Country of Origin Media TV Stand made in USA USA BDI 8429-2 TV Stand Made in China China
Materials Solid sustainably-logged local Pennsylvania Hardwood (no MDF or particleboard veneer) Cherry veneer on MDF (Don't be fooled by misleading language like "real wood construction")


Side Enclosures 19-3/4" W x 18" H x 19-7/8" D 17-3.4" W x 16-1/4" H x 19-1/4" D
Center Speaker (in drawer) 24-15/16" W x 7-3/4" H x 14-3/8" D 24-3/4" W x 7" H x 14-1/4" D
Center Speaker (no drawer) 27" W x 8-9/16" H x 20" D 26-3/4" W x  8.5" H  x 16-1/2" D


Material Tempered Safety Glass (1/4") MDF veneer (1/2")
Ventilated Yes Yes
Weight Capacity 50 lbs 50 lbs
Shelf Positions (32 MM spacing) 7 5
# Included 2 2


Concealed Speaker Compartment Yes Yes
Hidden Wheels Yes Yes
Cable Management Yes Yes
Adjustable Shelves Yes Yes
Active Ventilation Yes - temperature-controlled quiet fans No
IR-Friendly Door Glass Yes Yes
Removable Back Panels Yes Yes
House gear in space below speaker shelf No Yes


Dovetail Joinery Yes No
Infinite Divider Placement Yes No
Store Media Vertically to Max Storage Yes No


Choice of Door Glass Yes - Clear or Tinted No - Tinted Only
Choice of Decorative Hardware Yes (Black or Brushed Nickel) No
Choice of Woods Solid American Cherry
Solid Red Oak
Solid Hard Maple
Solid Black Walnut
No - only Cherry veneer on MDF
Choice of Finishes Black
Cinnamon (Cherry)
Natural (Clear Topcoat)
Natural Stained Cherry
Optional Full Grill When Drawer Removed Yes No
Optional wood door panels Yes No
Optional door fabric grill panels Yes No
Optional additional adjustable shelves Yes No
Optional top drawer media drawer upgrade Yes No


Side Tower Yes No
Coffee Table Yes No
End Table Yes No

Alan Adler
Alan Adler


2 Responses

Brandon James
Brandon James

October 02, 2012

I cam very close to buying the BDI. I just so happen to stumble on you guys. Great comparison and I will buy from you because its made in the US. Great job folks!

Kirk Perry
Kirk Perry

July 16, 2012

Love my Majestic!

…also love how it has darkened, very classy.

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