I looked for a couple months for the right TV stand and had little luck. The tv stands I found were either very expensive, or very cheap with awful veneer application. I found this piece and loved the look of the pictures online. I was a bit cautious purchasing online without seeing it first hand.
For a larger piece, it is amazingly easy to put together. I find it hard to believe the reviews i've seen that have said it is difficult, but maybe the wrong parts got mixed up. It is also very sturdy as you assemble it, no trying to balance large pieces, and no fear of it braking or collapsing as you move it around to assemble.
Most importantly, it looks amazing once assembled. You cannot tell it isnt all real wood because of the quality of veneer work and construction, even around molding pieces. I would guess most people couldn't tell it isnt real wood, even with close inspection.
In sum, looks just like the picture online, is gorgeous and easy to put together.
I could not believe that this stand would look so beautiful, stylish, and well built.
It fits and matches my decor so perfectly and the best part is that I never saw it in person prior to purchase.
I love shopping at Target and absolutely would recommend this item to anyone.
After opening and putting together this product -my husband had no problems with assembly-, we were extremely happy with it's appearance and size. Exactly what we were looking for!
One month later we are cursing the thing because of sagging issues. The top and bottom rail -which were fine to start out with- are sagging in the center to the point where we cannot close the doors without scraping the top rails, and I'm assuming it will only get worse. The design is poor, missing center supports.
This cabinet is the same as the Alexandria but different feet. It was very easy for me to assemble since I just recently assembled a [brand name] coffee and end table with similar parts and instructions. I decided to leave off the feet and it looks great that way. I think that it's about 33 in tall without feet. The one issue I have is that it is not very sturdy side to side, meaning that I can make the top surface and sides move a bit by pushing on the end of the top. In my mind there's a fundamental flaw in the design that does not allow the rigidity I would like to see. I know all the screws and camlocks are tight. I can not get the center doors to allign at the top because the whole cabinet is secured slightly off center. I'll be worried someday when I have to move it, but it's solid enough to support my TV. For the great price I received on this item I'll live with the doors slightly misaligned.
I wanted something in a dark color with extra storage for our dvd player, movies, game consoles ECT. We just bought our first house and my husband and I wanted to use one of the rooms as a movie/game room. So I knew we would need a TV stand that wouldn't take up to much room since the room is kind of small. Once the Tv stand arrived, it took me no more then an hour an half to put it together. When my husband came home he was very surprised and was very happy with the color, the extra storage and how sturdy it is. my husband still doesn't believe me that it took me no more then an Hour an half to assemble the tv stand. Great product a MUST BUY..!!
Well it looks very pretty! But the material is very cheap, it scratches very easily so be careful. The assembly instructions are very easy to follow but there are a TON of steps. It took me a little over 3.5 hours to assemble. So be prepared to take a lot of time. I was just disapointed that you can scratch off the dark finish with your nails and underneath is light colored wood. I had to use the brown marker they provided many times already.