Not the easiest thing in the world to build. Mine also came partially damaged; the top front, no less, was chipped along the side. Worth the hassle to return? I mean, it's a *** entertainment stand. The quality is superb. I was about two hours in and just placing the top when I noticed the dent. If the finish wasn't peeling away I'd probably be fine, but I can't accept it (I simply can't unsee it).
I like the Mid-century modern look. The drawer has a couple of inch-long line at the top edge where the stain is very light, which irritates me, and because it's laminate I can't fix it by adding some stain. (Update: after a month, it's still a thing, but it seems a lot less important when you stop scanning your furniture for issues). I really like that I can hide all my components behind the doors. I rarely watch TV and would like everything hidden, but there were no cutouts to run wires out from the back. Not a problem, I drilled some big holes. Note that this thing is WIDE. My fault for not measuring I guess, but I didn't need that much entertainment center. It's all particle board and heavy as hell ..... and it looks like particle board with a laminate. I doubt it would survive a move, the thin laminate would inevitably get scratched. Took many hours of work (4-ish) and quite a bit of futzing with the hinges to get everything together properly. The instructions are not as clear as they could be. I still like the basic design - looks sharp enough, but wish I'd spent a few hundred more for an entertainment center made of "real" wood.
The overall material of the entertainment center was great . Shipping was fast. But one tower was clearly used . Previous screw holes and a leveling foot was broken. There was also a large gouge in the top of the center cabinet .
We have used this entertainment console for 4 years now, through 3 moves (one of them out of state). With a 40 inch TV sitting on it, the top has warped a little bit, curving down to the center. However the storage drawers still work perfectly and have a lot of storage space.
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