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Sanus BFV146

Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 56" (Chocolate)

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  • Sanus BFV146

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  • Sanus BFV146

  • Sanus BFV146

  • Sanus BFV146

Item #: 051BF146CH
 

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by Ralph Graves
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The Sanus BFV146 cabinet provides a handsome home for your audio/video system. Its quality construction features a sturdy, hardwood frame with richly stained hardwood veneers. The cabinet top can support a flat panel TV with a screen size of up to 56" and weighing up to 125 lbs. And the furniture is compatible with Sanus' ELM701 anti-tip strap, which can give your TV additional stability.

Spacious storage
A large, open compartment provides plenty of room for your center channel speaker — or two components sitting side-by-side. Underneath are two 16"-wide compartments, with glass-paneled doors. Openings in the removable back panel let you conveniently thread wires between shelves, keeping them organized and out of sight.

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Highlights:

  • for use with flat-panel or big-screen projection TVs up to 56"
  • 3 internal compartments for audio/video components
  • cabinet top:
    • 45-1/2"W x 19-5/8"D
    • weight capacity: 125 lbs.
  • open compartment:
    • 39-1/16"W x 16"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs.
  • divided bottom shelf:
    • 19"W x 16"D (each side)
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs. (each side)
    • hinged adjustable glass-panel doors
  • hardwood and hardwood veneer construction
  • back-panel opening for neatly routing cables
  • 45-1/2"W x 23-5/8"H x 19-5/8"D
  • weight: 81 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

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Features and Specs
General Features
Stand Type
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TV
Stand Style
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Stand
Color
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Chocolate
Number of Shelves
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3
Number of Adjustable Shelves
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None
Number of Drawers
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None
Assembly Required
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Yes
Main Materials
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Wood
Glass
Wire Management
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Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan
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No
Width (inches)
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45-5/8
Height (inches)
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23-5/8
Depth (inches)
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19-5/8
Stand Weight Limit
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275 lbs
TV Shelf Weight Limit
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125 lbs
TV Shelf Width
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45-5/8
TV Shelf Depth
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19-5/8
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Top shelf
  • Middle shelf
  • Bottom shelf
  • Divider
  • 2 Side panels
  • Upper front brace
  • Upper rear brace
  • Lower front brace
  • 2 Hardwood/glass doors
  • Back panel
  • 4 Hinges
  • 4 Hinge plates
  • 2 Knobs
  • 2 Knob bolts
  • 19 Wooden dowels
  • 15 Small mounting screws
  • 16 Large mounting screws
  • 30 Cam screws
  • Assembly Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus Foundations Basic Series BFV146 audio/video stand is designed for high performance and superior value. Glass doors complement the hardwood and hardwood veneers to bring a contemporary style to any room. The middle shelf of this solid piece offers a generous amount of space to accommodate a center channel or soundbar. A removable back panel with cable management holes ensures all AV cables stay organized and hidden for a clean appearance. Six-way adjustable hinges make door alignment effortless. The BFV146 is compatible with the FMS01 mount kit (item number 051FMS01, sold separately) for a TV pillar-mounted solution. The BFV146 is available in chestnut or chocolate finish.

Hardwood Veneers: The Sanus BFV146 features hardwood veneers in a rich chestnut or chocolate finish.

Hardwood Doors: Its hardwood doors with clear glass and mullions complement any décor. The six-way adjustable hinges allow for simple door alignment.

Shelf Capacity: The BFV146 AV stand can hold up to a 56" flat-panel TV, weighing up to 125 lbs. The open middle shelf offers generous space for center channel or soundbar. There are also two fixed component shelves behind two hardwood doors with glass inserts.

  • TV Shelf: The TV shelf measures 45.6" (w) x 19.6" deep, and can support up to 125 lbs.
  • Center Channel/Soundbar Shelf: The center channel/sounbar shelf measures 39.06 (w) x 6.89" (h) x 16.02" (d), and can support up to 50 lbs.
  • 2 Fixed Bottom Shelves: The two fixed bottom shelves measure 19.21" (w) x 8.94" (h) x 16.02" (d) , and can support up to 50 lbs.

Wire Management: The removable back panel has cable management holes to keep your AV cables organized and hidden.

TV Strap Compatible: The BFV146 is compatible with the Sanus ELM701 flat-panel TV anti-tip strap (item number 051ELM701, sold separately).

 
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5 out of 5

Sanus BFV146 - Good Buy

Written By AnnS, Brea, CA on Friday, August 31, 2012
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We purchased this TV cabinet sight unseen, so we were uncertain as to its quality until we opened the box. The product is as good as advertised. It is sturdy, has a good finish, and looks very nice in our traditional family room. We also were very satisfied with the manner in which Crutchfield handled our order. The customer service was excellent and the cabinet arrived right on schedule. Our new 55 inch flat screen TV is about an inch longer on each side than the cabinet, but the scale is pleasing. The lower height of the cabinet puts the large screen at a comfortable eye level.
Pros:
Quality of the wood, good instruction booklet, all parts present and well labeled, finished appearance looks like furniture, hides the cords well. Well-packaged to prevent damage in transit.
Cons:
Challenge to hang the doors, even with the adjustable hinges - perhaps more directions in the booklet. Using a remote through the glass/wood doors may require raising the components off the lower shelf an inch or so to permit a signal. The color is more cherry than the brown tone shown in picture, but attractive.
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5 out of 5

Price is Right

Written By Vhern, Silicon Valley, California on Friday, July 20, 2012
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Instruction for assembly is an easy read. sometimes you don't even need it. It is very intuitive. Everything fits as they should be and looks good after.
Pros:
Easy to assemble and the price is right.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Very sturdy, great finish and well-thought-out assembly procedures

Written By Dave, East Aurora, NY on Sunday, April 01, 2012
 
A very nicely-finished, attractive cabinet that fits the width of a 50-inch set without overlap, very substantially-built. I used a Milwaukee battery drill with a phillips-head bit; if you have such a tool only use it if it allows for torque adjustment, the cam-locks need only be turned 90-120 degrees. I used a low-level of torque for the cambolts and a higher level of torque for the camlocks that are preassembled into the wood pieces. I HIGHLY recommend downloading the owner's manual and reviewing how the cam bolts and locks function and how the pieces go together. I recommend a small hand phillips-head driver for the little screws that attach the rear trim panel, they require very little torque. It took me about 90 minutes to assemble without any distractions. Again, the most important things are 1) plenty of room to spread out the parts (use the foam sheeting supplied to protect the pieces until ready to assemble), 2) do not take any of the hardware out of the bags until ready to use, 3) read each step at least twice to be sure you understand the orientation of the parts (the position of the cambolts, notches in wood pieces) and 4) reserve at least 2 hours of undistracted time. The result will be a cabinet that looks more expensive than it actually cost.
Pros:
Heavy-duty design, easy to adjust doors. All parts aligned very well.
Cons:
Nothing major. A power drill with torque adjustment and phillip-head bits reduce assembly time.
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5 out of 5

Great TV stand

Written By Mike, Fairfax, Virginia on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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The TV Cabinet was delivered as promised by motor carrier. It is heavy. As advertised it arrived in kit form; requiring about an hour to assemble with simple tools. The directions were complete. The stand is very well engineered with the components fitting together easily without the need for a "persuader". It uses cam-lock construction for the various sides, end, and shelves. The hardware is very unique, so there is no problem trying to figure out what goes where. The finish on the unit is a satin finish chestnut wood, not a plastic laminate. I consider it a good value.
Pros:
Well engineered, very strong, good finish
Cons:
None
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Beautiful but lots of pieces

Written By Palatine Na, Palatine, il on Monday, January 30, 2012
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This is an awesome TV Stand I love it! I bought it for a 55" TV. The TV hangs over just a little on each side. Bt it looks great and is very sturdy. I called Crutchfield for supper putting it together and the gentleman who helped me really did help me. Great stand great price!
Pros:
Solid stand
Cons:
Lots of pieces. I'm a rather independent girl and it took me a few hours and support to put it together. I was worried I was gong to ruin it.
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