I wanted this the minute I found it on Overstock! We ordered it and received it in two days! My husband had no problems putting it together and the finished product is exactly what I wanted! I looked for weeks at entertainment centers and once I found this I was done! Very good purchase, do not hesitate buying this! This was my first purchase from Overstock and I am already looking for my next purchase!
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.
I built this carefully, but the book case and tower units are a little wobbly and not level until items are strategically placed on the shelves to stabilize them. Plus, the veneer on some sharp corners is damaged. Also the finish is a very dark walnut unlike the lighter color shown in the picture. On a positive note, the assembly instructions are very detailed and easy to follow.
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