“ Brand: Argos / Type: TV Stand „
After splitting with my ex I was left with hardly any furniture my living room had nothing so for a cheap solution I bought this TV stand and a coffee table until I had more money to buy the ones I really wanted.
The reason I chose this was the price, at the time it was by one get one half price and the TV stand was £29.99 the coffee table the same price.
I have to admit I didn't read the reviews about this product so I didn't check the dimensions (doh).
The TV stand comes in three colours oak, beech and black ash. It is flat packed and weighs 14kg. I was able to carry this out of Argos myself and it fitted in my boot with ease.
When I opened the box I was impressed with the finish of the product. I half expected it to be cheap and nasty but the finish was good and the pieces were solid.
The instructions are well laid out and it took me about 30 minutes to put together, all you need is a screwdriver and a hammer.
The stand measures H30, W90, D40cm. It is suitable for TV's up to 32 inches and will hold a TV of a maximum weight of 30kg.
When I first built this my initial thought was it was low. Unfortunately I didn't realise how low until I actually went out and purchased a TV. I have a 32 inch slimline TV and as soon as I had placed it on the unit my initial thought was this stand is too low. It was so low in fact my daughter who was 2 at the time was taller than the TV on the stand. It made viewing really uncomfortable particularly as my sofa is quite high. The next problem I encountered was when I bought a DVD player. Not thinking I bought one that was quite long and it didn't fit in the slot as they were so small.
I made do with this for about two months until my neck was hurting from the constant strain and I decided to purchase a new stand.
This is a nice looking stand when it is constructed it is sturdy and it is also wipe clean. I wouldn't recommend it however because of the size if I had read the reviews on Argos prior to purchase I would have known as nearly every review mentions this.
I would give this 2 stars.
A great stylish looking TV unit.
Ordered from Argos in the sale, so got it for quite a bargain.
It was rather easy to assemble, everything clearly labeled and even comes with some wood glue.
It holds up to a 32" TV and the two compartments in the bottom hold my XBOX, DVD Player and a Virgin Media set-top box very comfortably (with room to spare to rest your remote controls on top of the boxes).
The top of the unit is also spacious enough to hold your TV and some ornaments, cordless phone or anything else you may want to put on there.
One thing I will say is that it is rather low to the ground, we thought it would be off-putting to start with but actually works very well. (The dimensions are listed on the products homepage so it was our fault for not measuring first).
The Oak doesn't look tacky and is a nice deep colour.
You can get matching coffee tables, shelving units etc in this 'Cube' range which is a rather nice looking, but affordable, budget living room furniture.