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
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
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.
We bought the Elements side tables first and were so pleased with them that we added the coffee table and entertainment center. All pieces are very easy to put together and are solid pieces. I'm very impressed with this entire line. At first I was concerned about seeing the cables, but it really isn't that bad!
Its BROWN, not grey. So be warned. I have white washed oak floors and it looks terrible with them. Its very light brown, reddish brown but lighter. My hubby put it together in under an hour by himself and he is def not a handyman. It feels sturdy and will do the trick for our media room. It was cheap in price and good construction. The wood itself is not distressed it does look fake. Think of this for a room for your kids or for somewhere its not going to be a focal point. If you want a good, sturdy piece of furniture that is inexpensive I would recommend this.
As everyone else mentions, once you put this puppy together, it is one SOLID piece of furniture. I have the Elements sofa table and expected this to be a match, but it is much browner than the other piece. If I decide I care, I can wipe a little gray stain across it. The directions say that you need two people to put this together...That would probably help, but I didn't have anyone, so I just did it myself. It helps that I am a seasoned furniture assembler and fairly strong, as this piece is well over 50 lbs. There was only one bolt that I just couldn't get to go in, but it was on the top piece, which has a total of 16 bolts, so one shouldn't matter there. The styling is exactly as pictured, clean and contemporary, with a rustic/industrial finish on the wood. The wood does have grooves to simulate planks, so if you're looking for a smooth top, this isn't it. However, it fits perfectly with my room and will hold all the media equipment with room to spare.
I bought the side tables and the TV stand and am very pleased with them. They are certainly sturdy — extremely heavy, even, and very solid. (The delivery person needed help to bring the parcels upstairs...) They were not difficult to assemble and we got all three tables built with minimal fuss (allankeys provided). They are airy and light looking and yet have an industrial reclaimed wood, mid-20th century look that updates our livingroom. We're quite pleased with them.
This media stand is excellent, and it supplements the decor in my office - rustic. Most of my furniture is from restoration hardware or pottery barn, and this exact piece is at least twice as expensive. The wood slabs have a worn in look and slightly distressed, which is great. The only addition I wish it had was a back cover, so to not show any of the wires.
I was very impressed with this product. The site perfectly displayed the look and color of what I actually received at my house. It was easy to assemble and is very tight/sturdy and is not flimsy at all. Looks classy and works great in my space. Highly recommend this product!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I bought the whole set, and I just love the product, quality, and price!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very much
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
My boyfriend was impressed how heavy and sturdy this stand was. It's made out of solid wood and the color is light and "real". After he assembled it and we put a TV on, he said: "This is real furniture right there, feels and looks great". Very happy with the purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Superior
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate