Received unit in one 80 pound box by UPS in two days,opened box removed parts inventoried all all there. All screws,bolts,washers were in numbered packets per the instructions,used one Philips head screwdriver only tool needed. One end panel had a slight scratch on same touched up with matching scratch repair stick. Went together in about 1 1/2 hours with no trouble. Nice piece of furniture real sturdy.
Do not use too much muscle when tightening the cap locks on the ends because I broke one of the metal locks. It has 3 wood screw in the middle of the end so it is holding but was not to sturdy until the back and drawers were in. Not sure if I would trust it to hold a heavy TV. Looks good and will hold some movies or pictures in the drawers which can only hold up to 25 pounds per drawer by instructions.
It took a little bit to but it all together but the instructions are actually very easy to read and understand. I would recommend putting in a lot of glue for the pegs. Mine are starting to come out. I do have a 60" TV on this stand and it looks great a little smaller would have been perfect. The TV's weight does cause it to bend up at the ends a little bit as why the suggestion of more glue. I did it get to pound down then but a weight on the sides and it has been working great
This TV stand is great, and the surface is plenty large enough to accommodate our 42" flat-screen TV and two small bookshelf speakers, with plenty of room to spare. The shelves are similarly spacious, and can be adjusted about an inch either up or down to best fit whatever components or media you plan to put on them. As for us, we have a stereo receiver on one, a vinyl turntable on another, and a Playstation 4 on the bottom - and that's just the left side! So, I can see this being a very elegant and practical TV stand for those who might have home theater or hi-fi equipment as part of their setup, or perhaps if you have several video game consoles. As for the durability, this thing is HEAVY, which is great. I believe the two boxes it arrived in totaled 83 pounds. The wood material is a composite, not solid, but it at least appears to be a very dense composite. The only thing that feels a bit flimsy on this unit are the moving parts, specifically the wheels for the sliding doors and the drawer. They aren't as robust-feeling as I would like, and the sliding doors are touchy and move rather freely. Perhaps there is some kind of fix to slow them down a bit. The only other mark against this otherwise great unit is the setup/installation. Taking all of the pieces out of the box and laying them out was intimidating, but the setup itself really wasn't especially difficult. It was, however, time-consuming. I figure that I spent about 5 hours or so working to get this thing put together, with a couple of hiccups along the way, like realizing halfway through that I had put the base on backwards. Oops! When I had finally finished, I noticed that the base wasn't completely flush with the rest of the unit in one spot, with a gap of maybe 1/4" or so. Not enough to effect functioning, but enough to drive me crazy. Even with my wife and I pushing down on the top, we couldn't push it flush. Oh well! All told, this unit really is solid and again, is great if you have hi-fi equipment or a large gaming setup. Just be aware that the setup takes a long time and that the doors are touchy!
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