My family began making audio/video cabinets in 1946. We made them for TV makers for 60 years. Inspired by my Dad and Granddad, I started Standout Designs in 2006. We build outstanding contemporary media consoles for audiophiles and anyone else who values fine quality and functionality.
We use 1000s of board feet of sustainably-logged hardwood lumber every year — solid Walnut, Cherry, and Ash. Our product specifications tabs detail the materials used for every part of your Standout Designs contemporary media console.
Roomy enclosures and speaker shelves fit your gear — even super wide centers. Hidden wheels, easy on/off back panels, and wire runs make managing gear a breeze. Vents let the heat out. Add optional quiet exhaust fans. Media storage drawers feature English dovetail joinery.
We build our contemporary media consoles in a small Pennsylvania wood shop. Our talented American craftspeople will use state of the art technology to make precision parts and time-honored woodworking techniques to build and finish your Standout Designs contemporary media console.
Keep in mind that we offer options like wood door panels and center grills. We can mix woods and finishes to make dazzling "two-tone" units. And we can add depth, resize the width, and lower your speaker shelf to better fit your gear and space. So let us know your needs. We are here to help!
I have bought not one, but two of the 'Standout' consoles to hold a 75" television and the various components as the centerpiece for my entertainment center.
The first one was the standard design composed of cherry wood with the espresso stain. I bought it after doing my research into who has the 'best' consoles on the market, and Standout Design came out on top. It was delivered without a hitch and the guys who delivered it set it up in my house as advertised. It was a high quality, beautiful piece of furniture that complemented the rest of the room.
So, number two came about after I bought a new center speaker: I had measured a speaker, but when I purchased I bought a top line Revel instead of the one I had measured! The new speaker was too big for the standard console, so given my pleasure with the Standout Console I had, it was a no-brainer to visit with Alan about a new one, but customized to fit the new speaker. He and his team were able to do a custom job and my new speaker fit perfectly. The new console, as before, is a fine piece of furniture constructed by craftsmen (and women no doubt) that serves as a centerpiece in the den.
What happened to the first one? I gave it to a young person who is very proud of having his first piece of high class furniture.
Bottom line: highly recommend if you are in the market for a console that is 'fine furniture'
Alan and the standout team are Fantastic!!!!! They built me a customized Majestic console which is perfect fits all my components and looks absolutely gorgeous. Quality is outstanding, functionality is amazing. One of the very best pieces of furniture I have. Will be ordering another console for my den. Highly recommend going with the standout team, they are SUPER!!!!!!!!
I have been looking at these cabinets for so long, and I finally purchased one. I couldn't be happier. The build quality and attention to detail is amazing. Every other piece of "furniture" (and I use that term lightly) I have used for my AV equipment has been a compromise. Either there was no ventilation, or no way to pass wires through or it was just cheap. Not with these cabinets though! There is plenty of ventilation, built in wire access to each section, removable back panels with more ventilation, and the materials and finish are top notch.
I was a little worried about the shipping process. I didn't want to get the white glove shipping option, but I didn't really want to leave the new cabinet in the garage. The delivery driver was very helpful. He took the box off the pallet in the driveway, and brought the box inside my front door on a dolly. We opened it up together and fully inspected it. The box was perfect, and everything inside was perfect as well. My wife and I could easily move the unit from the front hallway to my family room where we wanted it to be,
I couldn't say more about these guys. It took me about 30 days for my order to be completed and they had a sale after I ordered my cabinet. They have a price match policy, and even matched the new sale price AFTER I completed my order. The communication was also excellent. The original order tells you when your cabinet will be ready, and you receive an additional e-mail when it is ready to ship. After it ships you get multiple e-mails about how to receive and inspect the cabinet. The delivery company called me when they received the cabined and arranged for delivery the next day. They called me 15 minutes before they got to my house to I could meet them and take delivery.
The Norwalk cabinet in Natural Walnut is absolutely gorgeous. The design is elegant and my wife loves it because it actually looks like a piece of furniture and not just an audio/video stand! Crafted in the USA by American workers. What more can you ask for. Alan was great to work with and the cabinet was delivered in perfect condition. The shipping company (ABF) was outstanding.
Highly recommend Standout Designs for anyone looking for a solid audio/video cabinet that is both functional and beautiful.
I've had my eye on a standout designs console for a couple years. I didn't have room for it upstairs, so I was waiting until we finished our basement. We finally pulled the trigger the basement finish this year, so it was time to get one. I debated between black and walnut, but ultimately went with the walnut. We're glad we did. It looks amazing! I expected this console to be well designed based on reviews I'd read, and I was not disappointed. It was extremely easy to load my gear and route all my wires. I love the solid wood door panel options. The sales process was top notch as well. Alan was very helpful from beginning to end. His communication was very responsive. I'd highly recommend a standout console to anyone in the market for a high-end console!
The furniture arrived in perfect shape, and we are enjoying it. It is very well constructed and we will be sure to let our friends know about it. We considered Salamander, but the finishes on their TV stands were not as nice as yours. I saw examples of Salamander products in a local store, and Standout Designs is much better.
"After a number of weeks of searching for a high end credenza, i had almost given up. I didn't have any specific idea in mind, but I knew I would know it when I see it. I tumbled across standoutdesigns.com, and I knew that I had finally found what i was looking for.
After a couple hours of reading this website, I had finally landed on the Majestic 82"". I sent an email in via the contact form, and within minutes I received a personal email back from the owner, Alan. It was quite a pleasure to explain to him what I was looking for, and he came back with photoshop renderings of the semi-custom ideas I had. Took me a couple days, and I finally was ready to order. I was a bit apprehensive that I was ordering a rather large piece of furniture, sight unseen.
The unit arrives, exactly how Alan had described. Upon unpacking, it was impressive on how beautiful this work of art was put together. Everything was thought out, and built to absolute perfection. Exceeded every expectation. Plus, this is built in the USA with American grown hardwood."
Yesterday, I received my 70 inch Majestic media console (black on ash). I could not be more pleased! As stated by customers below, the cabinet is beautifully constructed from materials of extraordinary quality. And the finish is, well, majestic! The craftsmanship and attention to detail is on a level that sadly is becoming harder and harder to find today.
I realize that some may find it disconcerting to buy expensive furniture online. Believe me when I say that I commiserate with you! However, in my hometown of Las Vegas, I simply couldn't find a comparable piece. Not long ago, Vegas saw its first Ikea superstore, and not surprisingly, more and more boutique furniture shops are going out of business. Don't get me wrong. I think Ikea is a great option for those who cannot afford fine furniture. Nevertheless, furnishing my home has been a passion for many years, and I typically agonize to find just the right piece. I'm so glad that small shops like Standout still exist in America. The quality of my console is as high as any furniture that I own, and the attention to detail is superb. I also want to draw the reader's attention to the amazing customer service that I received. Whether by phone or email, Alan was there for me, with an expediency and care that I'm not sure that I've ever experienced. I am passionate about furniture, and Alan and his team clearly share that passion.
In summary, my Majestic media console was one of the great purchases for my home, and if you are currently on the fence as to whether to buy from Alan and Standout, I hope that my experience compels you to go for it!
I received my new 64" Haven about 10 days before Christmas. I had been looking for a long time for a media console that would fit my room. When I saw the new 64" Haven I knew it would be the size I needed. The packaging of the console by Standout was exceptional. After the unwrapping of the padding and the shrink wrap, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the craftsmanship. I am embarrassed to say but, I just couldn't stop touching it! This is truly an outstanding piece of furniture and is far above all my initial expectations. I had trepidations about the cost but the moment I saw it, I knew I had made the right choice. It is worth every penny. The ease of rolling the console into place, the vented shelving, the snap on back panels and a drawer to store all my cd/DVD's is truly a work of art. Thank you, Alan and all at Standout Designs for a great product and your attention to detail.
My new Haven EX 72 is a work of art. My wife and I are making this our Christmas present. We are thrilled with the way it completes out living room space with a finished and upscale look. This cabinet is perfect in construction. The cabinet was shipped the next day but the shipping company held it for a week in a non climate controlled warehouse because they had a backlog and their lift gate truck was broken.When the white glove delivery did happen, the cabinet was cold and started to develop surface moisture from condensation. After giving it a few wipes and time to acclimate to its new home there was no harm done. This is a testament to the great quality of the finish and solid construction. You will not be disappointed if you are looking into purchasing.
I purchased the 72 inch Haven in expresso. This is a beautiful piece of fine furniture. Standout Designs pays attention to every detail. If you own high end audio gear you will appreciate the functionality. The build quality is outstanding. And they make sure it arrives safe and sound with their packaging and transportation. Its nice to see that fine Made in the USA craftmanship is alive and well.
Made here, in the United States. Beautiful work - in walnut - and after a week, it still has that "new wood smell." This cabinet was delivered two days before Irma hit us. The delivery guys were fantastic. You can see from the photo that the artisans matched the wood grain across the front of the cabinet. You might think that is no big deal - just a couple of cuts - but the thought that went into saving those pieces to finish the front - says a great deal about the superior workmanship that went into making this cabinet. I purchased the pull out shelf as well. While I had a few anxious moments getting it installed - it works beautifully. The drawer option was best for me - to provide DVD storage - and the drawers are quite ample storage. I am very pleased with this purchase - worth every penny. Alan has been great, too - keeping me apprised of progress and delivery. What a great furniture addition to my home.
My husband and I were looking for a new entertainment center. We visited quite a few stores and were disappointed with the quality of the furniture. We started researching on line and came across Standout Design. I called and spoke with Alan and he helped me order our cabinet. We were so happy with the quality of our cabinet. The design and quality is just wonderful. Were were able to fit all of our stereo equipment and all of the wiring is not seen. When friends come over he actually shows them the back of cabinet and easy access and quality of craftsmanship. It is a beautiful piece of furniture and we couldn't be happier. Alan gave us great customer service.
I have had this console for a little over 6 months. I really like it and have absolutely no complaints. The design is superb. I bought the quiet temperature controlled fan to assist with the ventilation and it all works great and I can't hear the fan. The removable back panels and the wheels on the bottom make it pretty effortless to make changes. It looks great and the finish and construction seems to be of very high quality. This is probably my favorite piece of furniture I have every bought, probably due to the functionality being combined with the design in a well though out way.
When I received it, it was missing missing a small fastener. Standout designs immediately corrected this.
They even followed up 6 months later, which prompted me to think of their excellent product and service and write this review. I am one of those people who reads lots of reviews but never contributes. This is the first review I can ever recall writing, I hope that says something about how happy I am with the product.