We put a lot of thought into each detail of our solid wood media consoles. Because we proudly use American solid hardwood to build our TV furniture, you might be wondering why we opted for vented glass adjustable shelves over wood shelves.
We have included glass shelves in our media consoles from the start. We recognized early on that fitting your gear was pretty important. By opting for glass, we provide more than an inch more room for gear compared to wood shelves (assuming 2 per side and 3/4" wood shelves). We also liked the aesthetic created by glass shelves. Wood shelves disrupted the clear lines and symmetry of our media cabinets. Glass shelves created all illusion of the components practically floating inside the console.
Before too long we decided we wanted to offer vented adjustable shelves, but how? Our glass supplier said no, not possible, so we started making them in-house from wood despite the downsides noted above. We next tried Plexiglas. While they were a little thinner than the wood, they gave off an unattractive glow on their edges when light hit them just right.
So we returned to our glass supplier determined to make a vented shelf from glass. Rather than slots like our wood and Plexiglas shelves featured, we agreed to a circle in the center of the shelf. Easier said than done. It required the development of special tooling to reliably cut the 4.5" diameter hole. Any defects would compromise the integrity of the shelf. So, after being tempered – which makes the shelf not only safe (hence the term "Safety Glass") but very strong – the edges of the hole would have to be ground and polished the same way the outside edges were treated.
The end result: our beautiful, thin, strong, vented glass shelf.
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Free Threshold Delivery is included with your console purchase. It is performed by one person with a dolly or hand truck. You may need to help steady larger items (like the Haven EX 82w) on the dolly or hand truck.
White Glove Delivery cost varies with shipment weight. Starting at $150 for up to 240 pounds. Each additional 20 pounds (or portion thereof) is an additional $15.
White Glove Delivery is performed by one or two people depending on the size of the pieces ordered and whether or not flights of stairs are involved.
Need more info or have questions? See our Shipping & Delivery page. Or email, call, or chat with us! We'll be happy to discuss with you.
* In cases where our freight carrier charges a surcharge due to its difficulty in reaching a particular destination (e.g. an island), additional charges will apply. We will contact you in such cases to alert you to the charges, and if necessary, cancel the order.