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Whalen Furniture - TV Console for Most Flat-Panel TVs Up to 55" - Medium Brown-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 612 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good stand, not for 55" TV with wide legs!

    Posted
    Steve

    Warning: The advertised width is wrong! Best Buy specs list product width as 49.75" for most 55" TVs. The true width of 47.625" is printed on the product packaging. The label also says it's for 54" TVs; i.e., it was really designed for a 49 or 50" panel. It would be excellent if it were just an inch or two wider (like what I thought I was ordering)! I would not purchase this for a 55" TV with wide/side legs. The TCL 6 series 55" TV's legs slightly overhang the edges of the tabletop. Otherwise, I like everything about this stand. It looks great, and unlike many stands it is deep enough for large AV equipment. The quality is very good for the price. I decided to keep the stand and will purchase a wall mount. Only disappointed that the TV is slightly wider than the stand. I notified Best Buy about the inaccurate website description but I doubt they'll fix it (they'd sell a lot less of these if they didn't advertise it as fitting a 55" TV). If you found this helpful, please upvote so this review floats to the top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Color not as advertised

    Posted
    skeetcanon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The design and silver/gunmetal finish of the stand as displayed in store, online and on the packing of this tv stand was what lead me to purchase it. However, I opened the box and the legs and frame are a black metal. Not even close to silver. Black. There are no color options on bestbuy.com for silver or black - just this sku. Noticed in customer photos here that some stands are black, others are silver. If you’re attempting to match your home decor, this matters. If you’re ok with a random surprise of what color you’ll reciece, then this is a great set. Relatively easy to assemble, looks sharp, and fits my 55” Sony XBR900F perfectly. But if you value a product’s advertised appearance matching what is inside the packing, avoid this at all cost. What you see will likely not be what you get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Whalen Product Expert

      Hello Skeetcanon! Thank you for purchasing our product and for bringing this to our attention. The finish of the metal is black; we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We hope to be able to serve you better in the future. WhalenProductExpert

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Attractive and easy to build

    Posted
    naja1216
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have never assembled anything besides a toilet seat and I was able to put this together. Some of the parts are heavy (which is good) so I had help holding parts together as one person screwed it in. The directions were what made it easy. Whalen provided us with every screw and made the directions and pictures easy to follow. It took us an hour but it will probably take the average person a half hour. Some of the holes were narrow and hard to line up to place the screw in. Also, due to the location of those screws, it was hard to get your arm/hand in the right spot to properly secure and tighten everything. That made things difficult but we took our time and kept with it. Now that it is up and holding my 50" tv, I'm happy with the purchase. It's been up for a few weeks now and so far there have been no problems. This style it perfect for small rooms like the one I have. I have it places in a corner because that's the only way we could have it so that everyone could view the tv, but I feel this stand works best when placed flat against the wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent but not a long term solution

    Posted
    NewYorkNacho

    I'm not sure why this has such a high rating, the particle board is low quality. The top shelf is only supported on three sides so the shelf sags towards the front (unsupported side) when you put a TV on it. The worst part is that the manufacturer knows it sags because it comes with a rubber stopper to keep your TV from sliding off the front. So basically they designed a flawed stand and instead of fixing the problem they included a rubber stopper. I've only had it for a day and the sag is noticeable, but not enough to slide the TV off. Here's to hoping it doesn't get worse. It looks nice, though, for the price. But, if you're going to wall mount your TV the sagging should be an issue and it does provide a lot of space for your speakers, consoles, etc. PS - Mine also came with a dinged leg.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Whalen Product Expert

      Hello NewYorkNacho and thank you for purchasing our product. We are sorry to hear of your experience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback; we will be happy to share it with our product development team for review. Our Customer Service department is available at 1-866-942-5362 if you need further assistance or have any questions. WhalenProductExpert

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tv stand, ver stylish, love the wood

    Posted
    techmad

    Very sturdy, stylish tv stand. Very easy assembly. For some reason during the assembly in my step 1, the metal frame attached under the top wooden plank was places incorrectly. The supposed holes to screw the wooden frame to the back spine of the stand were on the opposite side of metal frame. Well i unscrewed the metal frame under the wooden plank and reversed it to match the holes for screw. I hope i was able to explain the issue. Overall rest of the assembly was very easy and TV stand Looks great!!! It looks 10 times better in real. Definitely would recommend this!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy assembly and sturdy

    Posted
    JGouse0498

    Let me just say that I am not the most mechanically-inclined--or patient--person when it comes to assembling any kind of furniture. That being said, I was able to assemble this stand in about an hour with no assistance. Directions are clear and easy to understand. Parts are bagged in a logical order. As for the stand itself, it came out of the box without any damage, scuffs, etc. Everything fit together as intended, and it's currently holding my 55" LG SuperUHD display on top with my Xbox One X and seven novelty coffee mugs on the middle glass shelf, and I have no concerns at all over its stability. I would definitely recommend this stand!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, attractive stand

    Posted
    Danop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Metal frame and thick particle board (well laminated) provide a sturdy foundation for this stand. Very few parts to put this thing together. If anything it was the heavy pieces not the number of parts that created the biggest challenge. Took me about 45 minutes, with 2 people even less time. It's odd that stand manufacturers spec their product on TV size. It's irrelevant. This supposed to be a stand for 55 inch TVs but mine is10 inches larger. The thing that matters is the feet of the TV and if it fits comfortable on top. At over 200 lbs capacity this will hold much more weight than 90 precent of '65 inch' stands. In any case if you have a big TV ignore the 55 inch label. It's not relevant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Djblackruss
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Well I got my son a 55 4K tv for his room during Christmas. Well dad was a little slow getting his tv stand. So mad at my self and tired of evil looks from the kid I went to BestBuy.com. I looked and found this unit. It was the right size and more importantly the right price, not to mention FREE SHIPPING. So I pulled the plug and ordered it. It arrived on time but now I have to put the thing together, so a few sips of my favorite adult beverage and I was off. Two sets of hands are better than one but nevertheless it took about 25 min(in between sips). But it works great for the room and adds a lil class to the joint. So if your in the market go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    Posted
    Kayla
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    While in best buy in appleton i came across this item. It was a great price and I wasnt willing to spend 300+ dollars for something when i already spent 500 dollars on a tv. It arrived at my house earlier than expected and while the box wasnt in the best shape. Everything was intact and the set up is fairly easy once you get the hang of the directions. It's not too bulky and is just the right length for my tiny room. My 55' sits perfectly on it and im glad i purchased this item. The legs are steel and so is the frame. The wood has a nice finish and the glass gives it a little extra. For the price this is a good item and I feel my television is safe on this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Stand for TV

    Posted
    MoreThanThat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a very attractive TV stand made of wood, metal, and the middle shelf is glass. Price was excellent for the quality! Made with very clean lines and holds my Sony 55in 4K UHD TV. It even has a small piece used for a "bumper" to keep TV from sliding too far forward. Very well thought out design. My son and I put it together in less than an hour (he did most of work). During my purchase 2 of the store personnel wanted to purchase one (no one knew they sold it because it was not on the floor; I found it on Best Buy website). Very attractive table!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Assembly Instructions

    Posted
    Migirl
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Would love to try out this stand, but I can't put it together without assembly instructions. They weren't in the sealed box and they aren't available on line. The only option is to call Whalen Furniture and request them, but their Customer Service line has limited hours and is so thinly staffed it is impossible to talk to anyone. The recording promised they would call me back in the order my call was received if I left my number, so I did that yesterday. Still waiting. Disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Whalen Product Expert

      Hello Migirl! Thank you for purchasing our product. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have not been able to reach our Customer Service department, please fill out the Customer Care form on our website for further assistance. We hope to be able to serve you better in the future! WhalenProductExpert

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Piece

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Looked at a lot of units. This one fit my room and had a very cool look to it between the glass, metal, and faux wood top. It is very sturdy with plenty of room for components, it has a so so cord management system. I have a large amp and gaming systems, etc, so I have some unrealistic expectations for any cord management system but nothing I can't figure out after I get everything in place. It's a great piece!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is an elegant sturdy modern stand

    Posted
    yankeecem
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First of all, this was so easy to put together. The instructions are very straightforward and the pieces are laid out for you- it took me under an hour to assemble. The stand is as described; it's very sturdy and sleek and doesn't take up much space. You should be able to place up to a 65" tv on. I'm very satisfied. The only slight negative is that the middle shelf- the glass, is just placed on-not permanently, meaning you have to be careful if you move the table, b/c the glass could slide off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for any decor.

    Posted
    anyu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is a nice piece of furniture and looks more expensive than it sells for. I have a 55" tv on top, my sound bar and Comcast set box on the middle shelf, and my dvd player on the bottom. It is very solid and does not take up much space. I had the Geek Squad put it together and it took about 25 minutes with the two of them. Handy people could do this, but it would take longer. I am a senior and preferred to have them put it together. This would look great in traditional or modern decor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fit & Finish Quality is disappointing

    Posted
    Techshopper
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The item was received on time and in relatively good condition. Assembly instructions were good and all the parts were there. The allen wrench a tad small for the tight spots that it was needed. Disappointed in the quality in that the laminate was coming loose on the right side of the top shelf. Not good to say the least especially as it was Xmas eve and I had the unit together before I noticed the quality issue. I had to make a repair with contact cement. No time to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Whalen Product Expert

      Hello, We thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are very sorry to hear about your experience you had with the Whalen TV Consolel. We are working on packaging issues If this is still an issue, we would like the opportunity to rectify the situation at your earliest convenience, please contact our Customer Service Department Team at 1-866-942-5362. Customer Service Rep will assist you in getting out replacement parts, instead of having to pack it up and take it back to BestBuy. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for purchasing Whalen Furniture. WhalenProductExpert

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy product

    Posted
    Sunny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I got this product on sale, and don't regret my purchase at all. It's very sturdy and fits a 55 inch Samsung. I like that it has a cord organizer at the back to rope in cords. The set up isn't easy but it isn't too difficult. I recommend a second person to help set it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    beautiful piece of furniture with a lot of room

    Posted
    gamedude
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    Beautiful dark wood style with a minimalist design. Packaging was compact and no damage on the product. Easy to assemble and has plenty of room. Can accommodate a good amount of weight (135 lbs.). The metal construct supports the sides and the middle sections (except the middle class) to minimize warping (if that's something that you have to consider). it even has foot adjustable levels if your floor is a little uneven. For the price it is highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best TV console ever

    Posted
    RH80
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I saw the TV stand originally in the Best Buy store, loved the look, but went home and did research before making my online purchase. The purchase online was easy, two day shipping free...this during the week of Christmas...and it arrived on Christmas Eve, right on time before guest arrived. The stand was easy to put together, took less than 20 minutes. I am very pleased with the frame. My guests think it looks amazing as it gives the appearance of a high quality materials at a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Stand - But Color is Not Accurate

    Posted
    RLewisCA
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    This is a nice stand. If not for the color issue, it would have been 5 Stars. I knocked off two stars because it is at least two or three shades darker than both pictured on the website, and as displayed in the store. If the design were not going to fit my purpose so well, and if it weren't such a pain to return, this would be going back - but only because of the color.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really ties the room together.

    Posted
    Goodkat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Don't open the box over anything that will be difficult to sweep or vacuum, the styrofoam packaging is brittle. As far as the item itself, I assembled it alone with only the provided tools in about an hour. It's sturdy, fits a 55" Samsung perfectly, and comes with adjustable built-in leveling caps on the bottom. It really does look nice and it feels like it will last for years to come. I'm happy with the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend