My ~10 year old CRT TV died, so I caved and bought a LCD TV to replace it. Pleasingly, this let me put the new TV on the wall, removing clutter from my lounge, and prompted me to get a piece of furniture for the gap between the sofa and the wall.
Unable to find anything with the right dimensions and an acceptable configuration of drawers and shelves, I decided to make my own, as follows...
Total time from concept to completion: One month.
Which is nice.