I'm very happy with the way this media center turned out. I was able to assemble it on my own which was a plus. One piece of advice I would give is to not tighten any of the bolts on a particular level of the stand until they are all at least partially installed. I made the mistake of tightening one side & wasn't even able to get the other side's bolts in the holes. Once I loosened up the other side I could shift the pieces & get the remaining bolts inserted.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Once it's put together it's very sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Simply amazing TV stand. VERY sturdy and heavy, quality furniture, which is what I expected, based on the reviews. The color is certainly lighter than in the picture though, which I don't mind. The rustic/industrial look of the wood is very beautiful. Simple and chic. I was planning to also use it for books, but the space in between the shelves is not big enough, unless you put the books in a laying position as opposed to standing, which is what I am going to do.
I agonized and looked at countless options for my son's room. We were giving him a TV for his room and needed something on which to set it. Decided on this because it was not just functional but it was good looking. I bought end tables from Overstock a couple of years ago that are similar in look/construction and I adore them and get endless compliments on them, so I gravitated towards this. It arrived and was SUPER heavy. I struggled to relocate the box. Needed a dolly. So, it was clearly solid in materials. My husband assembled it quickly and it looks SOOO good. It really is beautiful and the 39 inch television looks really smart on it. It's nice because it has some room on either side for his charging station for gaming controllers and his stack of video game boxes. It is definitely a piece of furniture that will last a long time, not just in construction, but looks. I am certain this will be used for endless years and may end up in his first apartment/home someday. I'll be reluctant to see it go!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
Actually - there was one HUGE surprise... Given the condition of the box it arrived in, I immediately figured it was going to be a disaster I'd have to send back. However - it was packaged so well, the unit itself didn't receive a scratch or a scuff that I could see! It's a fine, sturdy piece of furniture. It assembled easily and it just feels like it's going to be around, doing its job for a VERY long time.
Box was extremely heavy but indicative of how solid the shelving is. The wood and styling is rustic-modern but great transitional piece. This was relatively easy to assemble and turned out to be a really beautiful piece of furniture ... I don't think I could have found a better media stand (already assembled) at a furniture store and certainly not at this price. I am really pleased the reviews were spot on!
Love this media stand. It's nice to look at and very sturdy. It took a little bit of time to but it together because the bolt holes didn't line up perfectly, but I don't think that's a deal breaker. If you can put together ikea furniture you won't have a problem with this. Overall this is a great find and price. It serves my needs well and looks great in my apartment!
This TV stand was just what I was looking for without paying the high dollar price. It has a rustic industrial look to it. The wood grain is very detailed. I was almost convinced it was all real wood. There is a white residue in the grain and the indentations were the wood splits to make it look like planks of wood. I'm sure some multi-surface dusting cleaner could do the job. Maybe its from where it's made? Doesn't bother me any. To me it doesn't stand out that much. It's sturdy and my husband had no problem putting it together. I will recommend using a better tool to put it together. Some holes didn't exactly line up that great. Some had to be forced. But, like I said for the low price you can't expect perfection.
I was skeptical when we bought this, as I am with all goods made in China, but I was pleasantly surprised. It weighs around 70 lbs (that's what the box said). The posts and shelf supports are a good weight and not flimsy, and the wood shelves are 3/4" thick and are sturdy as well. There were 2 little scratches on the metal but you don't really notice them. The shelves are a little deep, all of our components fit easily with room to spare. It's not a big deal though, it still looks good. The only downside is that you can see the wires in the back. Overall, I'm happy with the construction and look for the money, although I bought this on Black Friday and it was on sale. Not sure if I would have paid full price for it.