Whalen - TV Cabinet for Most Flat-Panel TVs Up to 70" - Brown

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Provide a beautiful cherry-finished base for your new television with this Whalen 70-inch TV console. The open shelving offers ample room for television components, gaming consoles or other accessories, and interchangeable wood or glass doors on this Whalen 70-inch TV console let you change up the look of your living room or great room.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Whalen TV Cabinet for Most Flat-Panel TVs Up to 70"

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
66% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (84 out of 128)

Features


Holds your flat-panel LCD or plasma TV

Supports TVs up to 70" (measured diagonally from corner to corner) with a maximum weight of 135 lbs.

Wood material

Creates a durable design.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews

66%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this TV stand

    Posted
    Kyle1710

    My wife and I purchased this today at our local Best Buy. The service in the store was great. When we started to assemble it we almost immediately ran into problems. The bottom front wood trim piece was warped. The way you fasten that part initially is with 3 dowel rods with glue, and then 4 PLASTIC corner anchors with screws. Obviously plastic can't help straighten the wood out. I found some similar metal parts in the garage and used those instead. The next problem was a metal cam lock broke as I was tightening it down and did a fair amount of damage to the wood surrounding it. Fortunately, this is under the bottom of the stand where no one will see it. Overall the cam locks don't do a good job of pulling the wood pieces together resulting in a lot of gaps between pieces that should be tight. When installing the hinges onto the stand, I quickly realized that the pre drilled holes didn't match up at all on one of the doors. I had to wing it on that one but got a pretty good result. On the opposite side the pre drilled holes lined up, but the door is so badly out of alignment that it needs to be remounted. The adjustment built into the hinge isn't enough to correct the problem. Once I got the doors on, I realized that one of the metal knob mounts looks like someone colored it in with a sharpie? I have built a lot of cheap furniture using these assembly methods, but have never seen such a poor final product. I am going to call Whalen customer service, but I don't think this junk is fixable. I really just want my money back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced junk!!!

    Posted
    Mo123
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok, I did read the reviews before purchasing. Thought that maybe some got a lemon, some might not have known what they were doing, or some are just unhappy with anything. Boy, was I wrong! Figured this would be a good project for my son and I to take on. I have assembled many pieces of inexpensive assemble it yourself furniture over the years and thought this would be a good learning experience for him. Soon as I started putting the unit together, I immediately noticed problems. The front bottom wood piece is warped. Not talking a little. Just under an inch on the one end. Instructions call out to attach with plastic brackets. Yeah, those did not hold..... Luckily had some metal brackets and was able to add some screws and pull it in. As started using the CAM locks, noticed that many holes for the screws were drilled on an angle. This lead to a several of cam locks not sitting flush, and even damaged the really cheap particle board in the process. Thankfully most of the damage occurred on the inside of the cabinet where it will not show. More than one CAM lock was stripped just by tightening which only further proof that holes were not straight and the particle board is very low quality and also really cheap metal used for the CAM locks. Plus the screws were set into plastic anchors. Most of those did not make for the screws to go in perpendicular to the surface which only added to the problems. From there, on the middle shelf, the holes for the vertical piece was drilled off making the right door close to impossible to align. I was able to get it not to rub, but it is not square by any means. The doors, well, the predrilled holes were off. Not my first time hanging cabinet doors. But this was definitely the most challenging to try and align. Even with everything together, there are many fit issues. A couple of the panels are 1/8-1/4 inch short. There are visible gaps. Could not use dowels to hold together some of the panels as the holes were off. I could keep going on and on. I thought that for this price point that I would be getting something of good quality. I was sadly mistaken. I was too far into it to try and package it up and return. The only positive note is that the outside has a nice finish. Thankfully only 1 of the panels was damaged on the outside from the CAM locks. At least it taught my son some valuable lessons. Just because you pay more does not mean you are getting better quality. Also, even though it should go together with parts provided, you may need to improvise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, but awful assembly

    Posted
    Kelsey

    This TV stand was beautiful in the store. The staff was awesome and super helpful and we were really excited about our purchase. We took it home and started to put it together. I think I would recommend this to a friend as long as they knew how awful the next 4 hours of their lives were going to be. BAD: My husband and I QUICKLY realized that this was going to be a bear to assemble. The very first piece we screwed in was bowed and all they give you is plastic L brackets to hold it in place. Obviously plastic isn't strong enough to fix bowing wood... but we continued on. While installing the L brackets, we found that the pre-marked holes didn't line up. *anger increases* Luckily we had a drill and were able to make the holes ourselves, but it was super annoying and added a lot of time to the process. I would say probably 70% of the pre-drilled holes over the ENTIRE UNIT were in the wrong spot or didn't line up with the provided hardware. By the time we were almost finished, my husband found a bag of metal L brackets that seemed as if they were thrown into the box as an after thought. They were marked as 'updated hardware' or something like that. *anger increases more*. Seriously? Why not just replace the plastic L brackets with the metal ones completely? So then I had to flip this giant heavy piece of furniture over and replace the brackets. It did correct the bowing, so that's good! It was just annoying to discover the parts near the end of assembly when we needed them for the very first step. Basically all the hardware was difficult to install, even the cam locks could barely catch and do their job (again, I think this is because of the position of the pre-drilled holes). Once it was put together, the anger subsided, but it probably took us 4 hours total. GOOD: We bought this in the first place to make our living room more safe for our 8 month old son who is crawling... so far so good! He hasn't figured out how to open the doors yet! Beautiful design and I like that you can choose to either use glass or wood for the doors. We have wood on the ends and glass in the middle and it looks lovely. Sturdy and heavy, no worries about my child rocking it around when he uses it to stand up. TALL! Our TV is higher now than it used to be. Anything that sits on top of it is out of reach from little ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid for the sake of your sanity

    Posted
    TechnGuy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    So unfortunately I purchased this TV stand because another one that I actually wanted was out of stock. This was brand new to the store so there was no reviews online. Its deceiving because looking at it from a few feet back it actually looks pretty nice. Also the pieces/boards seem to be solid. The issue is when you start putting together this cluster and realize you made a bad decision. First I'd like to say I have put together a lot of this type of self assemble furniture, so I'm far from new to this world. There was no missing pieces, instructions were good and everything was labeled well. Where you will run into issues is when trying to line up pieces to put them together. The system is pretty typical where you have half bored holes that have the circular locking hardware that will lock to a screwed in male end. In addition there are dowels that you need to glue in. Long story short these areas just did not align correctly or poorly. I had issues with the the male end of the screwed in hardware being long enough to lock in properly to the circular locking hardware. This caused me to either have to not screw that male end hardware all the way in or use L brackets I had to purchase separately to reinforce where two section came together. The worst of this was the base, which in one corner didn't align at all causing me to have to only use the hardware I purchased separately. I didn't return it because everything was taken out of the box and it would have been more of a hassle to do that than to come up with a solution myself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    Posted
    Alisha

    I'll start by saying, I deeply regret not reading the reviews or researching this product before making a major investment on it. $500 is not affordable and definitely way over priced for this poorly made TV stand. My husband is very handy, and has built lots of similar products around our home. So he knows without a doubt the quality is very low. Broken parts, not sturdy, gaps in between wood, pre-drilled holes do not line up, interlocking screws cracked the wood, the list just goes on and on. Looks are deceiving. I could have gone to a furniture store and purchased a similar product for roughly the same price that's solid wood. I'm so disappointed and wish I could just get my money back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Whalen Product Expert

      We thank you for your feedback and at the same time apologize for the inconvenience the TV stand has caused. We will forward your experience to our quality control team to help better our products. Our goal is to meet or exceed our consumers' expectations and strive to continue to do so in the future. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience this unit has caused. WhalenProductExpert

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product if you have patiences

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

    The instructions are actually really good compared to everything else out there. Took about 2 hours to build start to finish, a few of the boards/shelves came bent but not to the point I could not put it together. the wood glue that was provided will run out early really just used it to keep the wooden pegs in place. As long as you take your time and don't force the pieces together then you should be fine I also had a few shelves come scratched but they will not be seen so it did not bother me. once together It looks like a really high end TV stand just once again take your time I cant stress that enough im guessing from the other reviews they force everthing together and things broke just be smart about it and you will love this stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Parts missing

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

    I really liked the way this TV stand looked. When I got it home, I discovered a section of the cabinet hadn't been predrilled for necessary screws. I thought about drilling the holes myself, but decided against it in case something didn't go as planned. I returned the cabinet to the store. I was thinking of buying the display. But when I checked the display I looked specifically where the holes needed to be drilled. That's when I saw fresh sawdust from someone who had drilled their own holes to assemble the cabinet. Needless to say I didn't buy the display and believe it was an oversite by the manufacturer. Hopefully, they correct the problem because it's a nice looking cabinet. On a side note, Best Buy was great with the return. No problems at all with the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    Posted
    Bmans25
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    For the price I expected better quality. Assembly process annoyed the h-e-l-l out of me because many of the cam locks broke. Longterm stability is now a major concern. The bolt has to be set just right. They do not provide enough wood glue, by far. The rear access panel attaches nice and decent nails are provided but they should focus on more important aspects like providing an ample amount of the inexpensive wood glue or making sure dowel holes are not too deep. A couple dowel holes were too shallow and they ended up piecing a panel. Luckily the damage isn't visible. Looks nice but I wish I spent more money for a real piece of furniture. I'd be even more bitter if I didn't get a $75.00 discount due to the store not having it in stock when it was supposed to be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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