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The best way to have these types of items shipped is usually provided by the seller.  Sometimes, they make you get your own shipper.  I am not sure what greyhound is, although I have heard of items being shipped that way.  FedEx has a new service called Custom Critical, where they ship framed and unframed pieces of fine art and museum quality pieces.  I do not know how their prices are, though. Many collectors use trucking companies, such as Yellow, which can be very pricey.  If you live in the same city where the seller is located, you can often hire a private person with a truck to deliver it for you, such as if you live in Long Island and you buy something from New York City.  You can contact antique dealers local to you, and ask them what their experience has been with shipping companies, and if they can recommend someone for you to use. 
 

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Lava Lamp? Really guys?
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Lava's are cool

Jump off something tall.
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Lava Lamp? Really guys?
No. Not really
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Edited by Piobaire - 6/15/12 at 2:24pm
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gents what are your thoughts on this built in piece around the TV? I'm going to have a tv hanging on the wall in my new bedroom and am considering something like this.
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Does the piece have a function? From the picture, it just looks like a large wooden frame that isn't necessarily even built-in. My preference is for most pieces to be highly functional, so I'm predisposed not to like it. I don't think it adds much to the overall appearance of the room in the picture you've provided. It could be different in your particular room, though.
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Would look 10x better with just the white console cantilevered on the wall, and none of that dark frame
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It visually pushes the TV away from you as well as overwhelms it leaving you with a lessened viewing experience. Not sure why you would want that.

 

lefty

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Save the big TV on the wall in front of the bed for hotel rooms which is what that thing looks like.

Watching TV in bed isn't really good for you anyways.
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My personal preference is either no TV in the bedroom or to have the monitor tastefully hidden or at least de-emphasized through placement.
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Save the big TV on the wall in front of the bed for hotel rooms which is what that thing looks like.

Watching TV in bed isn't really good for you anyways.

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My personal preference is either no TV in the bedroom or to have the monitor tastefully hidden or at least de-emphasized through placement.

+1

I have a desk in my room and I just close the laptop when I am not using it. Last time I watched TV in my room I was in high school, I use the library now. lol
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Save the big TV on the wall in front of the bed for hotel rooms which is what that thing looks like.
Watching TV in bed isn't really good for you anyways.

you're right, it does look like a hotel room. and it is entirely functionless, other than blocking viewing from other areas of the room (something i actually want to avoid). thanks for the feedback yall. still not entirely sure what my tastes are and what i like so i tend to get wowed when i think something looks a little snazzy with clean lines. i do appreciate the thought of ensuring everything serves a function and will keep that in mind.
now that we're on the topic of bedrooms, how about this bedframe? i'm doing a complete refresh, getting rid of my current boxspring, old desk (not replacing), and built in shelving will stay in the old room, so will need new book shelves and perhaps dresser like the one above underneath television.
thoughts on this west elm (on sale)?:
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Save the big TV on the wall in front of the bed for hotel rooms which is what that thing looks like.
Watching TV in bed isn't really good for you anyways.

+1

I would get "a good looking" tv instead of putting all sorts of stuff around it.
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now that we're on the topic of bedrooms, how about this bedframe? 

 

It may need that floor to work well.

 

lefty

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