Nora TV Stand 8239 by BDI
designed by Matthew Weatherly & Al Glass
At A Glance:
The modern design of the Nora entertainment center creates a sleek home for a flat panel TV and components, featuring two side compartments with soft-close doors. The center of the cabinet includes an open speaker compartment that is large enough for most soundbars (elongated speaker systems) and a flip-down component door that conceals two additional component compartments.
The Nora TV Stand's top shelf holds up to 200 lbs, and the interior shelves provide more than enough strength for your components, unless you plan on stacking gold bricks inside. If you do, please take a picture so we can all enjoy the sight of massive amounts of gold in a TV stand.
Recommended TV size: up to an 82" flat panel TV.
What's To Like:
This TV stand is low, sized for larger TVs and wider spaces at 77" wide, and features enough space inside for all your components. It's got IR-friendly glass so you'll never need to open the doors to change channels or skip scenes on a DVD. Plus, it just looks dang cool!
What's Not to Like:
While the Nora Entertainment Center does many things well, it's an expensive solution. We think it's worth the money, with its superb functionality and awesome looks - but it's still pricey.
The Bottom Line:
The Nora TV Stand is a slick, multi-functional media cabinet that is well-suited for anyone with a large space (especially if you want the space to look really good) who wants to conceal components without losing use of the remote control.
- Fits up to an 82" flatscreen TV
- 20.25" h x 76.75" w x 22" d
- Available in three finish/door combinations:
Gloss White with White Micro-etched Glass Doors
Gloss Black with Grey Tinted Glass Doors
Natural Walnut with Black Micro-etched Glass Door
|TV Mount Option
This BDI entertainment center accommodates the optional Arena TV Mount. With simple hardware, the Arena TV Mount securely fastens your flatscreen TV to your entertainment center. Arena is the perfect alternative to wall mounting your television and features a swiveling mounting bracket.
Recommended for 40"-60" flatscreen televisions.
Also available individually.
The BDI Nora TV Stand is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 8239.
Materials & Measurements
Natural wood veneer with satin stainless steel base. Cabinet fronts contain IR friendly tempered glass.
Overall: 20.25" h x 76.75" w x 22" d
Side cabinet interior: 14.5" h x 18.5" w x 20.5" d
Upper center cabinet interior: 7.25" h x 36.5" w x 10" d
Lower center cabinet interior: 6.75" h x 18" w x 17" d
Top shelf: 200 pounds
Side adjustable shelf: 50 pounds
Side bottom shelf: 75 pounds
Upper center shelf: 50 pounds
Bottom center shelf: 75 pounds
Weight of TV stand: 162 pounds
Adjustable shelf (on the left and right sides) is 6.25" height adjustable in 1.25" increments
In order to perform at peak levels, your components not only need to look cool, they have to stay cool. ***EITHER THIS*** This cabinet facilitates airflow through generous ventilation slots integrated into the bottom panel, wood shelves and removable back panels. Cooler air is drawn in from the bottom of the cabinet, while hot air is naturally expelled out the back. ***OR THIS*** This open TV stand is fully ventilated, with open shelving providing the ultimate in heat dispersion.
This TV stand features the finest quality materials and finishes. Sturdy construction and steel or interlocking-panel supports provide a strong foundation for your home theater. Additionally, BDI specifies only the finest European-style hardware. Door handles and other metal details are beautifully finished. The unique soft-close hinges on most door assemblies are fully adjustable to ensure that doors hang evenly, swing smoothly and close gently.
Removable Back Panel
This home theater cabinet is innovatively engineered in a unique way so that the back can be removed effortlessly for easy access to components and connections. Need to accommodate a very deep component? The back panel can be left off the cabinet without sacrificing any structural rigidity, allowing the component to extend from the back as needed.
Practically all of the glass used by BDI is tempered glass. Tempered glass is virtually shatterproof and four to five times stronger than standard glass. When used for shelves, tempered glass is strong enough to support the heaviest components and provides a high degree of durability.
All of BDI's furniture is designed with ease of use in mind. Grey tinted glass doors and windows keep components out of sight yet are compatible with the Infrared (IR) signals used by many remote controls.
Concealed wheels are built into this unit's leg assemblies. This means the TV stand can be moved (even if fully loaded) away from the wall by one person for easy access to cables and connections. Levelers allow the unit to be raised off of its wheels to secure it in place.
BDI home theater furniture is engineered to keep the usual tangle of cables and connections neatly under control. ***EITHER THIS*** This cabinet features removable back panels for easy access to the rear of components. Integrated routing channels provide space for speaker and TV cables to be neatly concealed. ***OR THIS*** This open TV stand features a back panel with generous cable-routing openings. *** You'll be able to gather and secure all cables out of sight by using the supplied Velcro® closures.
Floors can be quite uneven and your home theater needs to be level for optimum performance. This BDI TV stand includes easily adjustable levelers to compensate for minor leveling issues in flooring or to correct minor panel-alignment issues. ***OPTIONAL*** This home theater cabinet includes integrated levelers that are readily accessible from inside the cabinet, allowing it to be lifted up off of its wheels to secure it in place if desired.
Because components come in many shapes and sizes, This TV stand features shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate a wide range of systems. Shelves rest on unique steel shelf pins, which are rubber-padded to minimize vibration of components, and high-quality threaded inserts allow you to readjust shelf positioning as needed. ***EDIT THIS*** BDI home theater cabinets are adjustable in 1.25-inch (32 mm) increments, while shelves in open TV stands can be set at one of several preset positions.
About the Manufacturer
Thoughtful design; sleek lines; material quality that is without peer. Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. They've succeeded. With the most functional, well-engineered, and attractively designed TV stands on the market, BDI has raised the bar to an impressive height. Features like flow-through ventilation, IR-friendly glass, integrated wheels, and removable back panels are just a few of the innovative ways BDI has discovered to make the TV stand that much better. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia.
Heavily influenced by Danish modern style, Matthew studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at Denmark's Design School and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Inspired by his love of Nature, Matthew's designs have become known for merging maximum functionality with minimal materials, always striving to do more with less.
Clean and understated, Al's designs are simply sophisticated. Using simple proportions to create clear, understated classic pieces, he adds detail to make his designs stand out above the crowd, often embellishing them with simple details inspired by his life at the beach.