It comes in 2 boxes and seems rather overwhelming to put together. If you group everything together before starting it is much easier, but it is definitely a puzzle! The final product seems very sturdy. The color is definitely espresso, true to the photo. The pulls are silver plastic and very cheap looking, but it would be easy enough to put on different pulls. The surface is the plasticy veneer stuff, which is ok for now and for the price, but I will want something nicer in the future. The doors are fairly difficult to put on because they are so heavy, and it's very important to line them up exactly how you will want them- we left too much of a gap at the top and you can see the plastic piece from the couch at the top holding the door closed. It has lots of storage space! Overall we like it, and for the money it's good!
Happy with purchase. Product as described. Good height.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
This is a very nice looking piece. It really dressed up our living room a great deal. There is plenty of room in the cabinets. It seems to be of good quality. It was a challenge to put together. I've put together a lot of furniture and consider myself pretty handy around the house, but this took some time. We are very happy with this piece.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
The tv stand looks beautiful. The cabinet doors are challenging to put on and align with the door clasp. There are no markings to assist with the door placement. You may have to put the door on several times before it's set perfectly. This stand provides plenty of storage for dvds, cds, dvr, Xbox, and Wii consoles.
I really love the look of this entertainment center and it has great storage abilities but most of the shelves are too small to hold regular size DVDs so I had to put most of the DVDs on their sides. It fits Bluray discs really well. It also had 3 scratches on it when it came, 2 of which are pretty noticeable but I didn't feel they were bad enough to take the time returning the pieces. It is very time consuming to put this piece together and the instructions are not great but it does look really nice when all done.
The width does not take in affect the actual width needed to open the doors. I was drawn to the product because the width was perfect for the space. Just within an inch. However, you need plenty of space on each side to open the doors. Took about 3.5 hrs to put together. Instructions not best but we were able to figure it out.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Right on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems durable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? As described
We love our new entertainment center! It has tons of storage. We have put all our movies and cd's in it and still have lots of room for more stuff! The item is just as pictured. Modern style. Cool dark brown tone. Only a few complaints . . . It took my husband over 5 hours to assemble. Yes, there were that many pieces. I got the feeling the instructions weren't the easiest to follow. The other thing is that I loaded the door shelves up with cd's and now one door is gaping a little. I'm not sure what the weight capacity is on these shelves. My husband had already discarded the instructions by the time this happened. You may want to reserve these shelves for movies which are more lightweight than the cd hard cases.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair quality for the money; A few minor flaws
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
When we finally put this unit together, it is exactly what I wanted. The dark espresso is as shown. The storage doors are great. The 4-star rating is because of a damaged corner on the top piece. Fortunately, it was on The back corner where a magic marker covered it. I love how it looks in my room! It took 3 of us about 3.5 hours to assemble. Some screw holes were missing but drilling them was an easy fix. Directions are just okay. You must be patient and have a good mechanical aptitude to assemble this unit. Delivery was faster than I expected.
I love this tv stand. It is pretty challenging to assemble - attaching the hinged components is nearly impossible without a second person but I did everything else on my own. My only complaint is how heavy it is and that mine arrived with a missing piece of hardware and one broken piece of wood. I decided not to try to return it bc it's just too heavy to move. Overall, still happy with the purchase.
Once it is all put together the unit looks great. The instructions are a little sparse as there are only diagrams and no actual instructions. I made a couple of mistakes but they were easily corrected. I would recommend to the manufacturer that a furniture pencil/crayon be included with the furniture - there a re a couple of nicks and scratches that could use some cover-up.
Not the greatest!!! the piece is lovely, All of the parts are not labeled. For this many pieces, it would have made the assembly so much easier if the labels would have been on all of the pieces. It took my daughter and her friend four hours to complete as much as they did, and that did not include putting the doors on.