By m4r14. Wood Entertainment Unit. At Friday, June 19th 2020, 07:47:56 AM.
This console was delivered, we started unpacking the pieces to put it together and there were two boards inside that were bent and cracked. Reluctantly, I thought I was going to return the piece but I was really hoping they could just ship out the two broken pieces. However, once we were deep into the directions & putting it together, I realized that the two pieces were put in the box to prevent damage to the actual console.
I love this entertainment unit. The unit is quite hefty, so it does not feel cheap at all. It is well-designed and was fairly easy to assemble, with the help of my three-year-old. It is made of laminate/fiberboard, but I did not expect real hardwood for this price. Nearly every aspect of this TV stand met or exceeded my expectations, with the exception of the shelf space. The shelves themselves are nice and heavily constructed, however, they are not very versatile. Gaming systems and cable boxes can pretty much only go in the center storage area, and the sides are pretty much only designed to hold DVDs/Blu-rays. Its not a huge issue, but it does not allow for really making the area your own. Overall, I did definitely recommend to anyone considering this purchase.
I read all the reviews, compared pricing and quality of other similar cabinets before choosing this one. I needed this item for towels and item storage at my back entry foyer from our pool area. I received it and my husband and I assembled it the next evening. It took us approximately 1.5 hours to assemble, including unboxing and laying the components of the cabinet out to access easily. Everything is packaged with bold lettering on each bag of screws and dowels, letters on the cabinet including arrows as to which end is up! I cannot believe it but we got through this assembly without cursing it or one another out at all!!! We’ve had more gnashing of teeth and tears over assembling toys on Christmas Eve than I care to remember and were both astonished at how easy, quick and direct this was! The instructions were clear cut and simple and it didn’t come in a gazillion pieces. You know, where you have to assemble parts and pieces even before you assemble the item? Not so with this. It has dowels and screws so it is held together very tightly. Everything lined up perfectly and it is extremely durable and sturdy when completed. The hardest part of it all was lining up the top to fit onto the whole thing and that wasn’t hard. Just know that you place it on top, line up the holes with the dowels and THEN you place the dowel screws in it and when you tighten them one whole turn, the top lowers down and fits tightly on it. Until then, it kind of sits up on the mounts. We worked turning them from left to right, as you don’t want it to crack or bow the middle. It will make sense once you do it. Then there is the quality of this thing, which is EXCELLENT! It is weighty wood and roomy! I fit all my pool towels in it plus tanning lotions, outdoor bags and masks, etc. Then with the doors closed it is just a beautiful credenza in the foyer which is what I wanted. I didn’t want some cheap-looking towel cabinet or plastic one. This fit the bill and blended with an armoire cabinet perfectly. If you are looking for a weighty, easily assembled and attractive piece of furniture that doesn’t break the bank