I noticed that some of the other comments infer that the instructions for putting this unit together leave a lot to be desired. I am a female who lives alone and no longer has patience or time for this type of detail so I opted to purchase the furniture assembly and, for my circumstances, was very happy I made this choice. The additional $130 is well worth the elimination of the apparent aggravation associated with assembling the unit.
Along with the TV stand, I purchased a Vizio 65” TV, Rocketfish tilting wall mount, LG 2.1 Soundbar and wireless sub-woofer and digital amplifier. I opted for the delivery and mount of the TV (another $130 for this service but, again, for my purposes, well worth it). All items, except the TV were either delivered or picked up (mount) at my local store.
The TV was delivered by two Geek Squad Agents, who completed the TV stand assembly, TV mount/connect/setup within 1 hr. 45 min.
These items are phase 1 in a total transformation of my living room and I couldn’t be happier with my purchases. I am totally in love with the TV stand. It is sturdy, and stylish. All of the purchases are perfect for my needs.
Note: Beware if you live alone, are not particularly strong and are without easy access to family, friends or neighbors you can enlist to assist you with heavy deliveries. I live on the second floor of an apartment building and my TV stand, which is 250 lbs., was delivered by UPS when I was not at home and was left at the bottom of the steps (leaning upward onto the steps while the bottom was partially obstructing my 1st floor neighbor’s doorway). The box was much too heavy for me to haul up the stairs (even with a hand truck) so I, ultimately, had to open one end of the box to remove various pieces of the unit separately until the box was light enough for me to bring the remainder upstairs on the hand truck (about 75 lbs. worth). Just a side note because ‘delivery’ no longer means to your door (ESPECIALLY if the item is heavy).