We were very pleased to have found this product on Overstock at a great value. We had comparison shopped at *******looking at similar style units (also requiring assembly) and the difference in price was substantial. Not only did we save money by purchasing through Overstock, we really like to quality of the media center. I strongly recommend having an electric screwdriver for the assembly. It took us (two people) with this tool 1 1/2 hours to assemble. It looks great!
The instructions for assembling this were ridiculous: my husband and I tossed them out and just intuited how the darn thing was supposed to come together. But now that it's assembled, we're pretty happy with it. It's quite heavy, looks nice, and seems to be holding up well. For the money, I would purchase again.
The cabinet was ok. Assembly took a long time, but I was able to do it by myself. My biggest problem with this item was the quality of the finish. The veneer was scuffed in a few places (this was pre-assembly) and was ruffled at the ends of some of the pieces. The ruffled edges don't show, but I'm a little worried this might be an indicator of future peeling.
Settled on this piece after 2 months of searching for exactly what I want. I needed to find an entertainment unit that could fit a turntable within it, or at the very least support a turntable and 42 inch HDTV on it's top. With the adjustable shelving, the turntable fits within the unit while still allowing another stereo component on the shelf underneath. It is solidly constructed, relatively easy to assemble and modern stylish. There were a few dings in some of the pieces, but overall satisfied with condition on arrival. Some steps of assembly do require two people to finish.