This review is for the up to 70′ tv stand with drawers. I originally started putting this together thinking it would only take an hour or two, but no. This took me a solid five hours to put together. The instructions recommend two people, but, honestly, i don’t think having a second person there would have made the construction a) easier or b) faster. The instructions themselves are also not the best in the world. Even if you have experience putting various stands, tables, ikea-like constructables, this project will probably give you a stumbling block somewhere. Personally, i had to change the drawer tracks four times before i finally got them in the correct orientation. As others have said, the instructions are not clear. The instructions also start you off with putting all the cam bolts into the various pieces of wood to aid construction later on, although, due to the poor images in the manual, it can be difficult to tell exactly what holes you’re using. I skipped past that and went right to assembling things, so i could see exactly where everything went in relation to each other.
One corner was slightly scuffed but not noticeable and i’ll probably be able to get it out. Some people said the instructions are unclear; they’re not. If you pay attention and organize everything prior to starting it won’t take long at all. You do have to be careful of the cam locks, as too much force will crack them. Even tho it’s partical board it feels sturdy and solid. I put my 50 pound 65 inch vizio in it and so far it hasn’t collapsed.
This tv stand looks great in the description on amazon’s web site. The actual item, when it finally arrived (10 days) via ups shipping, falls short. The box it was shipped in was ragged from handling and had been dropped on one corner which resulted in a slightly dented shelf. Upon opening, the parts to the stand were neatly stacked in the box. However, it became clear that there were no construction instructions included. I went online and downloaded the instructions from ameriwoods site. How does a company not include instructions, especially 21 pages?.Additionally, of the 16 locks for inserts, which are necessary for construction, 5 were bent to the point they and to be bent back into shape.
- I was worried about putting my 65′ tv but it feels really sturdy, good purchase ??
- 70″ TV Stand Review
- Good TV Stand with Some Nice Features
This darn thing has some serious issues. First: the glass shelf was suppose to slide into a mounting bracket to keep the shelf securely in place. Unfortunately the predrilled hole, that you screw the mounting bracket into, was not drilled in the correct location, and the shelf was completely blocked from sliding into the space because the mounting bracket actually blocked it. We had to slide the shelf in without the mounting bracket. Seems a bit dangerous, especially if you whack your shin on it in the dark. The entire shelf might go flying right out of the grooves, and take a person’s leg off. Secondly: the top of the two side panels would not line up properly. There is a gap of about 1/4′, but the television blocks this from view once it is mounted on the brackets. Thirdly: when we installed the bottom stand shelf, the part that keeps the entire thing from falling over, the screws went right through the particle board. Looks horrible if you view it from the right angle.
Very sturdy for my 50′ tv, ps4 and speakers. I love this set up b/c it is uncluttered and fits perfectly in my limited tv space. Not the easiest piece i have ever put together but if you take your time and read the instructions carefully you can get it done. Would definitely recommend this tv stand.
Features of Ameriwood Home Galaxy TV Stand with Mount for TVs up to 50″, Black
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- Take advantage of small spaces by adding the Ameriwood Home Galaxy TV Stand to your living room, family room or dorm
- Two fixed shelves and 2 storage cubbies make electronic organization simple
- Two people are required for proper assembly. Dimensions: 49.0625″h x 29.5″w x 23.625″d. Shipping weight is approximately 38.59 lbs
- The smooth black finish is accentuated by the glass shelf
- This unit was constructed from laminated MDF and particleboard with a metal mount and tempered glass shelf
I will start by saying that when all is said and done, it’s actually a very nice stand, seems solid, and looks really nice. However, if you are not a handy person, just forget about assembling yourself. If everything goes together perfect, and you follow the instructions closely, you can get it together, but the hardware that is provided(screws, bolts, nuts, etc. ) is really cheap, and the machining is not very good. So the likely-hood that you will get through it without stripping a screw or cross threading a nut or bolt is slim at best. I’m a very handy guy with plenty of experience putting this kind of stuff together, and this thing kicked my but, i kept running into thread problems with the nuts and bolts, and also with some of the anchors in the press board. I recommend being very meticulous and careful when assembling, and maybe with some luck with getting good hardware, you can get it done, and have a really nice tv stand when done.
This tv mounung stand has really given our entertainment a clean polished look. We have a 40lb smart tv and have no concerns about the durability of the stand. This is great if you like the look of being mounted on the wall, without having to do the work of mounting and then having to install shelving for storage beneath the mount. I was not happy with the way the product was packaged. All boards were placed together with only a very thin, paper-like foam. This resulted in several scratches in the wood. Due to the heaviness and poor packaging, one of the o rings for cable management was also crushed upon delivery also. The directions are a little confusing, i recommend having two people put it together but doing it by yourself is possible. To clarify when you’re putting it together, there is only 1 ‘o’ board – the directions weren’t very clear on that.
The galaxy tv stand is a good piece of ‘assembly required’ home furniture. You will need some hand tools. Short handled screwdrivers are useful because the galaxy tv stand does assemble with a few tight areas. I would be very cautious with power tools because too much torque will easily ruin the press-board wood. That said, the assembly was overall pretty simple. I was able to assemble the unit in about two hours–note i am extremely ‘not handy’: if you are visual and good at projects, i imagine this may take you considerably less time. The finished product has some nice features that aren’t always found at this price point for furniture. The central stand (the neck between the base and you tv) assembles as a box and is great for hiding a lot of cords and wires. The tempered glass shelf is really sharp looking. And i like that the stand has little feet that i can put felt pads on to protect my new wood floors.
Be careful to install exactly as the instructions say and make sure everything is tight. A narrow stand like this could cause problems if you don’t install correctly. But if you do, it’s a great stand. Hold my 50′ panasonic perfectly. Takes up way less space than other stands. I would definitely recommenddefinitely don’t try anything above 50′. As you can see in my pic, my 50 is almost too big, but still looks great.
Not the fanciest stand on the planet but overall i’m very satisfied because the shelves are large and it’s a very practical piece of furniture if nothing else. Pay very close attention to the instructions when assembling it because i messed up with a minor thing and had to rebuild it all over again. Too bad i can’t remember what step it was anymore, sorry lol.
The stand is kinda low to the ground for my taste, which isnt a dealbreaker for me its a little bit smaller than i anticipated but it holds up my 65 inch t. Will update with pictures later. Picture of this stand supporting my 65′.
Looks just like in the picture. It took my husband and i about an hour to put it together. I liked how all the pieces came numbered in the little bags with how many each had inside, that was very helpful.
I put a couple of pieces together backwards and i’m afraid to take it apart so i just ordered some more black screw cover stickers so i can cover the screws. It’s short but i knew that when i ordered it. I just didn’t realize how short. My 50” is very secure though. I purchased a “like new” stand from amazon warehouse. For the price, i’m satisfied.
At first i was worried because the box it came in looked pretty beat up on one corner. But everything was in good condition and no damage after all. Putting it together took awhile even with 2 people. At the end it looks awesome.
I like this stand a lot and really hope to be able to use it. However, the last page of the directions states that it must be placed against a permanent wall. I had bought this for my very strangely shaped family room and hope to be able to put it in a corner. At the moment, it’s together and seems sturdy, but i will need to refigure all the furniture to use it and i am not sure that will be possible with the cables. It would have been nice if the specifics had said it needed to be placed against a wall. Perhaps i should have assumed that?my son helped me put this together and there were times the directions–which are all pictures–confused us a bit. It was hard to tell from some of the pictures just where some of the hardware went. Also, if i had not know already how to use the cam screws, we would have been lost.
Was getting tired of my very old and impractical tv stand. I wanted a cleaner and fresher look. Family member recently ordered the 70 inch stand (the model up from this with a drawer) i was impressed on how heavy the box was. There was no way i was going to a furniture store and paying 300 to 700 dollars for a stand like this. 00 for this with tax and free shipping thanks to amazon prime. It arrived in about a week, i didn’t really need it fast so i chose the slow delivery option. Have seen numerous complaints about boxes being damaged during shipping. Mine had a slight tear in the box, but all parts remained intact and didn’t get damaged. This can be a time consuming project. The instructions suggested 2 people for proper assembly. I was able, however to get it together all by myself. The instructions leave a lot to be desired, but if your good with visuals, and take your time you shouldn’t run into too many snags i would like to point out what issues i ran into. When mounting the bottom piece to the stand, you have to first put in 4 barrel nuts.
Opted for the 70′ for a 65′ lg oled tv, and it works perfectly. Ameriwood home galaxy tv stand with mount and drawers for tvs up to 70′ wide, blacksome tips (as mentioned by others here):1. Don’t overtighten, you will end up shattering the particle wood and never get it tight again. When putting the two drawers together, note that they are particular about how the side rails go on, and if you get it wrong, you will only find out after the whole stand is put together and you go to slide the drawers in. You will notice that one sits below the other :)take your time and review the instructions carefully. I was able to find an online version of the manual via the ameriwood website before purchase, so i was prepared and checked to make sure all parts were included before starting. All the parts have letters marked on them to indicate how they go together, which helps immensely. If you ever have to ship the whole thing back for whatever reason, it won’t be easy. Knocked one star off because one of the two plastic circle fittings that goes over the two holes on the back arrived shattered in the pack.
I am so thankful for my little drill. My regular elbow grease wasn’t enough. The instructions say don’t tighten too much but i had to take the entire column apart because it wasn’t tightened enough and the shelf to hold the glass wasn’t close enough together to get the screws in. There’s a bajillion pieces and it took me longer than it has ever taken me to out anything together. But it is together and holding my 49 inch roku tv it feels sturdy. Just wish assembly wasn’t so intense. For the same price or a couple more dollars i’m sure i could have gotten something that didn’t feel like chinese arithmetic.
Have had it for about 2 months exactly what i expected, i was worried about putting my 65′ tv but it feels really sturdy, good purchase ??.
Took awhile for it to become because of the shipping company. Amazon tried their best but the shipper wasn’t good. I love this product but two things i must say is that the glass piece doesn’t seem completely stable. I feel like the design could of been better. If you’re trusting your devices to sit on it or below it, you want to feel safe. But it doesn’t give you that security. Which is really upsetting because the picture advertise that it’s clear. But even after all that i got a great price for it.
First want to note that i have only had this for a week. Looks good and functions like it should. There was some scuffing/scratches on the ventral surface of the base piece, but one has to be super close to notice it. I considered giving this only 3 stars after going through the hellish nightmare that was the assembly. Instructions need more pictures and more text. For something that looks so simple and relatively uniform in design, the assembly of this product was very involved and frustrating. I have put beds and dressers together faster. It took me about 3 hours to assemble this product, and that was after 15 minutes of fighting to get through the packaging (great if deterring theft). The negative aside, the product is as i wanted — a wall mount like feature for my television that takes up little space and looks modern. If you have more than a single dvd player or cable box that you want to plug with your television, you will have to do some decision making as to where and how to organize the boxes on the limited shelf space.
Since i’d just shelled out a bunch of money for a new tv, speakers, and new graphics adapter for my pc i wanted to go cheap on the stand. I was definitely worried about the qualify of this product, but so far it’s worked well. Setting it up was almost a breeze even without anyone to help me. For one or two of the first few pieces it wasn’t entirely clear which way the boards should face, but after that the instructions were perfectly clear and assembly easy. Having two people to put it together would definitely have been easier at times. All the boards felt sturdy enough and when assembled the stand as a whole felt sturdy. Mounting the tv was easy and so far i don’t see any risk of tipping. None of the exterior coating on the wood is peeling, and the solid black looks reasonably good for being a low-end product. The two shelves provide plenty of space for my speakers, xbox, etc.
First order had 3 parts missing,called mfg. For parts and was told to send back as parts were not available. Amazon sent return shipping and shipped another quickly. All the parts were included with 2nd package but 2 parts were not pre drilled and had to do so myself. Instructions were pretty straight forward and took about 40 minutes to complete once i drilled holes. I did have my 11 year old daughter help as a 2nd set of hands are helpful for a few steps. Not a bad stand but wasn’t very happy about sending first package back and getting another not completely ready to assemble.