Showcase your new TV with this 60-inch espresso entertainment center from Sonax. It holds televisions up to 68 inches, and the dark finish looks great with modern or traditional decor. It features five shelves to organize your home theater components....more
Revamp your living space with this contemporary West Lake entertainment center from Sonax. Finished in a dark espresso stained wood veneer, this transitional bench is a natural addition to your living space.
I'm a little surprised at all the good reviews. This is a nice looking unit but at $$$+, it seems somewhat overpriced. Unfortunately, it's hard to find anything in this price range at all that is decent or big enough to hold a decent-sized television and various devices. The biggest advantage to this unit is that it's a great size for larger televisions (47 inches and higher) that someone prefers to keep on a stand instead of mounting on the wall.
Two things: first, if you buy this, the assembly is time consuming and be ready for an old standby in assemble-it-yourself furniture, glue and dowels. Second, make sure you measure your components to make sure they fit. The middle shelves (which aren't adjustable) are the widest and seem to fit everything, but the shelves on both sides with the doors (where any parent might want to put something to keep it from being immediately accessible by little kids passing by) are not quite wide enough. Neither my blu-ray player nor receiver would fit until I removed the back pane' and slid it in from the back. Of course once you do this, you can't move it unless you remove the back panel again.
Beyond that, I appreciate that the back panels have holes to allow wiring to be run through, but I think most units at this point have that at this point. The wood surface looked very nice but scratches easily, and at least on the unit I received, had some areas where the wood had rubbed off and was noticeable. Fortunately I was able to fix this with a wood marking pen.
Overall, this is a decent unit that seems to fill a void between the cheaper, smaller entertainment centers you'd find at Target and Ikea, and the more expensive ones that cost closer to a thousand.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good - a nice dark wood that isn't black
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good but scratches easily, and some pieces were already had scratches or had areas where the wood surface had rubbed off.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
We really love the appearance, functionality and quality of this piece. Can't believe we could get something that looks and works this great for this price. Very, very impressed!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was exactly what I expected
Please tell us about the quality of the product. We were thrilled with the quality and high-end appearance of this product. It looks the same as many much more expensive entertainment centers we saw in the stores. We could not be more pleased
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The measurements are just as represented
We ordered this piece to go in our small living room. Had I not been around for the construction I would have given this a better rating. It is a lovely piece. The problem that my husband had in putting this piece together was the glueing of the pieces. The instructions were not very clear and he ended up putting the middle shelf in backwards. Since the piece had been glued there was no going back and fixing the mistake without destroying the piece. Some of the screws came through the bottom of the unit which will have to be touched up with espresso colored paint. The original bottom piece of the console arrived cracked, however, Overstock had a new bottom piece within 5 days of receiving our call. It is a lovely piece but a little difficult to put together. I would probably opt for a piece that did not require glueing pieces together in the future.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was just like the picture
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was good but there was some difficutly in the assembly
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was pretty accurate.
Love this piece of furniture. It was very nice quality, heavy as well. The backing which the wires go through was held on with screws instead of the typical nails you expect to see. Construction was easy but time consuming and that was only because I took my time to do it right. It is not difficult to put together by any means. Once completed, it is very rugged. I do not find it to scratch easily as I saw some folks say. It's great looking and I would recommend it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is great. The materials are high quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The tv stand is attractive, but I was expecting a better material for the price. The description did say engineered wood; I guess I didn't realize its basically the same thing as particle board. When we received our package, one of the panels was cracked from shipping. Overstock promptly sent us a new one that was not damaged when received. I saw on the reviews people complained of difficulty in putting it together. My husband had no trouble and put it together rather quickly. There was one error in assembly and it was his mistake and he was able to correct it once he realized it. He did have one complaint about the assembly and that was due to the use of rods and glue; he felt there should be screws. The tv stand color looks exactly as the picture.
The package was delivered to my door which is absolutely the first great reason to order this by mail. There are many pieces to this product, and it took me at least 2 hours to assemble it by myself. (Would have been easier with another person to help.) The instructions were clear, but my package was missing 8 wood screws, which are used to attached the glass door hinges. I could have called the company, but chose to pick some up locally so I could get this assembled the same day. I enjoyed the assembly project. The final product is beautiful, every bit as much as the photos on this site illustrate. There wasn't a scratch or a flaw on any of the wood panels. All pieces are clearly labeled. BTW - I found other reviews on this product very helpful, thus my reason for writing about my experience.
People, if you don't know the difference between particle board and MDF, please don't even bother writing a review here. Particle board could never support a 200# television. This is why this product costs what it does, and is a very good value at that. If this piece were made from particle board, it would weight less than 40#. In addition, while it is true that it is time consuming, the use of dowels and wood glue makes this product 10 times more sturdy than using screws or nails, as this method for fastening lumber essentially makes it as if it were one piece. My unit arrived in perfect condition, and looks very nice once assembled. Most importantly, it is incredibly sturdy. My stereo components are very heavy, and this unit fits the bill for much less than a piece that is all wood, as this would easily cost well over $1000. Overall, this is a very high quality product, made with high quality and cost-efficient materials.
This is a bit pricey, however it is worth it. It looks wonderful in my living room. Very rich and heavy wood. The cabinets are nice and there is plenty of room for all my components.
Be careful however, we were rolling out a carpet by this and the top wood color gets scraped off very easily. If you have small kids I would not recommend. Also do not put drinks or anything down directly on this.
Hello j0ey, the Sonax West Lake Wood Dark Espresso 60-inch Entertainment Center can hold up to 100 pounds. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 11, 2013
The picture that shows dimensions doesn't indicate what the dimensions of the side shelves (behind the glass) are. What is the width of the side shelving area? Will 17" wide A/V components fit in there?wynk52 on Feb 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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