Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Today I met a guy who built his own TV/media stand.
He said if I like what I see when I look at it in person he'll build one of my design for the VP180 or VP 160 for around $500.
$500! ~~~~~~~

$500 bucks is a really great price for a custom stand of the size you will need. I'd say jump on it if it looks good in person. Unless he is making it out of pressboard and duct tape, he is obviously just building for the love of building.

Speaking from my limited experience, people just don't realize how long stuff takes when they ask "hey, could you build me one of those?" I spent about 6 hours yesterday just making a yo-yo for a friend at work.
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