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!
The Bellini is a fine stand now that I have it up. The one issue I had was that one of the runners in the right drawer were misplaced. Fortunately I could use a level and a power drill and fix it, but the need to do so is annoying. Other than that, it is a fine piece of furniture.
I was extremely hesitant to order something online that I could not see in person before making the purchase. Pictures do not always 100% represent the actual item, especially color. But I really liked this cabinet and decided to take my chances with an online purchase. You don't realize how heavy 65 pounds are until you try to lift the box yourself – so have a friend help carry it inside! But once inside and opened up, wow… that’s a lotta parts! But assembly instructions were reasonable and easy to understand (and I enjoy putting this kind of furniture together). Overall, it took just under 3 hours to assemble the piece. I thought it was nice that a small packet of "extra parts" was included, and was VERY glad to have them, as 3 of the cam locks broke during assembly. On each door, one of the pre-drilled holes for the magnet plate was directly over some sort of hidden staple or nail, making it difficult to attach without some serious effort. There are a couple of very minor scratches where the finish is gone, but a little dab of an indelible marker covered them right up. Very happy with my purchase, and I’m looking forward to assembling the other 2 matching pieces I bought, an end table and the storage/media cabinet/buffet.
First unit we received was badly damaged (UPS must have dropped it), but Overstock replaced it without question. The second unit arrived with much better packaging tape to secure the box and it took about an hour to assemble the unit. The attachment of the doors is a little tricky, thus the 4 stars, but the unit as a whole is very nice looking, especially considering the very reasonable price. FYI, trick to the doors is to check the hinge setting and loosen the hinge adjustment screws a bit so the hinges are free to move a bit, i.e. when you attach them to the side panels, the hinges can move freely and not bind with the side, etc. panels; then once attached, adjust the set screws to the correct movement and reveals. Also, we have a new Samsung 55" LED 4K radial screen TV which only weighs 50 pounds and that works fine on the unit....the weight is more critical than the size, so the newer LED TV's are a lot ligher than the older LCD, etc. units.
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