I don't have any complaints about the tv stand. It wasn't hard to assemble and it adds a nice touch to my living room. Big and sturdy enough to support my tv yet sleek and classy at the same time. :-) Can't go wrong with this one...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great match...doesn't have glossy finish but looks great none the less.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I've only it for about 3 weeks but it seems to be holding up pretty well.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100%
The packaging is a bit messy once you open it up, and you need to dust off the wood of the styrofoam. But after that, your left with a somewhat lightweight composite wood. It's easy to assemble and looks amazing once completed. The stickers provided to cover come of the screw holes could be a littler better, but the piece speaks for itself. It looks like it came from west elm. Do yourself a favor and get it.
This is a very heavy piece and looks wonderful beneath my new wall-mounted 60" TV. The only downer was that the instructions could have been more explicit. We had to take it completely apart to turn the two vertical pieces to the opposite direction. This could have been avoided if the instructions were clearer. But other than that it is a very high quality piece and just unusual enough to be perfect.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
Great product for the price. I don't understand how people can complain about their inability to conceal cords when the picture obviously shows how open the unit is or that it is hard to assemble. You should probably complain to whoever educated you because this unit is about what you would expect from an assembly perspective without having someone else do it for you...it's not difficult if you have any bit of common sense. Long story short, this is a strong product for the price.
The finish is pretty good. The styling is pretty good. The construction is only average. The dowels don't fit in the holes very well and I had to use a hammer to seat them in the wood properly. This was a bit of a problem as I had to hammer on the finished piece of wood protected by a towel (I don't own a rubber mallet) and it marred the finish a little. One of the shelves wobbles but is OK as ling as I have an item resting on it to weight it down. I kinda wish I had bought one with a back to hide the wires. Oh well, it'll do and it looks pretty good.
For the price the quality should be must better. Make sure you know what the material really is and you are ok with it. The assembly instructions were pretty good but should clarify which wood dowel goes where.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. For the price the quality should have been better
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate my mistake was not looking up what the material (MDF) really is (Medium Density Fiberboad)
I was excited to get it put together. It took me about 2 hours to complete it. I was not very happy with how the shelves fit. One shelve was not cut correctly but I made it work. The shelf slides in from the front and it has this small piece of wood that you put in a whole. This needs improving because it can break very easily. Overall, It serves the purpose for a 55 inch television.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was very accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It looks like very expensive. It is a little wobbly butit seemed to do the job for my TV.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was described accurately.
The other reviewers saying this piece is difficult to assemble are spot on. The first steps putting it together are easy enough, but connecting the curved part and especially the wooden stake part to the top board are anything but user friendly. The latter in particular is virtually impossible; the hole where the screw is supposed to be driven into is small and there's no "catch" to physically feel you're screwing in the right place (I realized I kept drilling the screw into the wood without realizing it). But the WORST part is the angle of the screw; it's virtually impossible to tighten it from the angle it's positioned in as the curved pieces directly impede your ability to twist your screwdriver/position your electric drill. Whoever engineered the assemblage should have angled those screws the opposite way, and used different types of screws so you know you're doing it right. I'm going to have to glue that part instead with wood glue, which is extra money for me. That, and the shelves don't have any way to stay put and are flimsy. Other than that, it's a beautiful piece of furniture, just beware the final steps while assembling it.