I went back and forth between three and four stars. The piece itself is beautiful. The assembly was very easy, but I am a logic person, so it was like a big puzzle for me, and I thought that was fun. My husband helped me assemble the entertainment center, so it may have been harder on my own. The only complaint I have about it was that one of the legs points the wrong way. It seems I received three front legs and one back leg. It was easy enough to work around since we were able to point the leg the other direction and screw it in, but there is no dowel for additional support in that one leg. I think my husband put an extra screw in it to fix the issue, but if you are not the type of person that is handy like that, then it might be an issue. Otherwise, the piece is lovely.
The Burke Entertainment Center is a nice, simple, minimalist unit that was exactly what I wanted to house my cable box and blu-ray player. There's plenty of room for other stuff as well. It's shipped in two heavy boxes and is very well padded to protect from rough handling during shipping by UPS Ground. The unit is all wood and the finish is a dark walnut which looks very nice. Assembly is easy, but will take several hours. It took me 3 hours. The instructions are better than most. I can be assembled by one person, but two people would simplify the process when connecting the two large pieces (top & bottom). All holes were drilled perfectly, but as with all "assembly required" items you have to coax it together before you tighten the screws. There were a few extra of each type of screw/cam-connector which is nice. The only issue I had was I put it together at night, so the lighting wasn't all that good. There are several pieces that look identical, but are not. But you find out a step or two later when another part doesn't quite fit. But I just unbolted the wrong part and exchanged with the correct one and I was back in business. Any the attached photo shows the finished unit under a 75-inch Sony.
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