Retro plasma HDTV looks like an ancient TV set

Do those modern plasma TVs look too clinical and sterile for your old-fashioned taste? Check out the M21 flat TV console from Wilkerson Furniture. The company's craftsmen have built an elegant and retro cabinet around a 42-inch plasma HDTV for $3600, or will create a custom cabinet for the screen size of your choice.

At 10 inches thick, this 42-incher is nowhere near as bulky as its ancient forebears, but it's every bit as appealing. You can order a TV in either the black walnut you see here, or our fave — cherry wood. Either way, sure beats hanging a TV over the fireplace.

We'd like to see a 60-inch Pioneer Kuro plasma screen built into this fancy cabinet.

Via Wilkerson Furniture (Thanks, Curtis!)