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Sanus VF2012

Single-column wall-mounted component rack

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Wall-mount your audio/video components under your TV with this innovative storage system from Sanus. Two adjustable tempered glass shelves provide stable bases for your gear, supported by a sturdy extruded aluminum column which you anchor directly to a wooden wall stud.

Two interior channels let you conceal your components' signal wires separately from the power cables, preventing performance-robbing electrical interference — keep your system looking neat and uncluttered without sacrificing sound or picture quality.

Product Highlights:

  • 2 adjustable tempered glass shelves
    • shelf dimensions: 24"W x 18"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs. per shelf
  • extruded aluminum pillar
  • two integrated channels for concealing power and signal cables
  • stud mounting required
  • mounting hardware included
  • 21-5/16"W x 24"H x 18-1/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

Sanus VF2012 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

32 Reviews

Excellent Wall Mount

Written by: Justin Witte from Dacula, Ga on February 1, 2016

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Excellent Wall mounting system for heavier electronics. I purchased it open box and might as well have been brand new as it was in the original box, it did however have a small dimple in the glass where it had been chipped or cracked that I didn't notice until after I had set it up, but it doesn't appear to affect the functionality of the shelf. I am using it to hold up 2 projectors that weigh over 22 lbs each and it works fantastic.

Pros: Holds up to 50 lbs on each shelf and is a very solid shelf.

Cons: You may have to remove the small tabs on the back of the wall bracket to get it to mount properly, had to do this with both of my mounts. Had to call customer service to get this figured out, but other than this no complaints at all.


Written by: Mac M from Frisco, TX on January 19, 2016

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Everything fit together in the box.

HOWEVER, I attempted to install on the wall several times and never could get the wall plate lined up and attached to the main part that the holds the shelve bracket and hides the cables.

My recommendation is do not buy this product.

Pros: Looks good in the pictures. Everything fits before the wall plate is installed.

Cons: Poor design of the wall plate and the depth of the slots on the main part that the wall plate attaches to. We attempted installation 3 times (lots of holes in my wall).

Crutchfield response on January 20, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the shelf installed properly. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Sanus VF2012

Written by: Anonymous from San Francisco, California on January 11, 2016

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Got a great deal $49 dollars with the purchase of a mount. Excellent product



nice product

Written by: sparky from Wisconsin on November 29, 2015

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very nice product...just what I wanted. high quality item and looks good with our contemporary furniture. easy installation...I just had reconstructive surgery on my wrist so my wife had to install the unit. locate studs and drill pilot holes. do not over tighten mounting screws or you will not be able to engage the locking device ! highly recommend !

Pros: easy install...looks great ! doing business with Crutchfield is always a pleasure !

Cons: none

Most Satisfied with Product

Written by: collimaw from Winchester, CA on January 23, 2015

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Looked at many similar product and decided based on price to purchase this one. Installation seemed easy, however had difficulty in sliding the Channel onto the wall mount was very tight need a little tapping with hammer. Very secure on the wall. Wire channels spacious enough for wires I had to double back with Cables do to length held real well. Top and bottom cap did not seem to go on easily still working on it.

Pros: Nice area on glass for equipment, Easy installation, Wire channel ample, looks good on wall, saves space,

Cons: Very tight fit from wall bracket to shelf mount. Other than that very satisfied

Without a doubt

Written by: Eric from Harker Heights, TX on January 18, 2015

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I've been looking for this for years and never thought Crutchfield would have it. Found it, bought it, installed it, love it.

Pros: Adds elegance, beauty and style in my living room. Easy to install.

Cons: NONE


Written by: BradM from Washington on January 12, 2015

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This is one of the few relatively inexpensive wall mount component shelf systems that will support a real AVR (25+ pounds & depth for 14" deep chassis + connectors & cables). Mounting to the wall is simple enough and provided peace of mind that it would really support the weight since it uses 4 1/4 bolts. Looks great once installed.

Pros: Heavy duty, large shelves, simple to install.

Cons: Shelves not "locked" in place.

Pretty much as expected

Written by: Bee Gee from North Carolina on December 29, 2014

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I wanted something simple to get my receiver and BluRay off the floor and hide the plethora of cables. This pretty much did the trick and I love the simplicity.

Pros: Simple, looks pretty decent, nice cable hiding system.

Cons: The shelves aren't as stable as I would have hoped for... it's very easy to tilt them off-level.

Heavy Duty Wall Mount!

Written by: ap0352 from New Orleans on December 23, 2014

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Very nice, heavy-duty and professional looking! Holds a lot of weight and fairly easy to level. Worth the extra money!



Sanus VF2012 Single-column wall-mounted component rack

Written by: rossabh from California on November 25, 2014

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Easy installation - bought it for a customer, planning to route the wire in the channel (an important feature to me), but the customer wanted it lower on the wall and I did not use that feature. I was able to mount the single column unit on a stud and center it below the flatscreen. It would be good to anticipate alignment of the flatscreen and the shelf unit. I had thought about the two column unit to give me a little more versatility, but the larger shelves were too large for the application. Clean looking unit with minimum appearance.

Pros: Easy to mount, wiring can be run in the column channel, clean/minimum appearance

Cons: no adjustment sideways to align with the flatscreen if you want to mount to a stud

Love It!

Written by: NaB from Belvidere IL on April 24, 2014

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Shelf is a beautiful addition to our family room. Very prompt delivery.

Pros: Nice Looking - Easy to Put Together - Easy to Install

Cons: None

Sanus VF2012

Written by: RonS from Parsippany, NJ on March 30, 2014

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Very functional unit that looks great. I do have a few minor quibbles that keep it from getting a 5 star rating (see cons below). The locking plate screw is very tight from the factory. Just be sure to use the properly sized Phillips screwdriver and it should readily loosen. I found the instructions adequate for easy installation.

Pros: Looks great Shelves are fully adjustable in the vertical plane. Cables are easy to hide and are completely out of view.

Cons: Color is gloss black. Would look better in flat or satin finish. Shelves attach easily and lock securely in the vertical plane. But don't lean on the side edge of a shelf or it will suddenly drop downwards. I cannot get the top and bottom caps to install properly. Fortunately, in my installation I really don't need to use them. (The side caps snap into place very easily to hide the cables.)

Wall TV component review

Written by: Donna from Elk Grove Village, IL on March 27, 2014

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I purchased this wall unit for our business' conference room TV.We recently purchased a new TV that we use as a large monitor for company live meetings via lync and needed a shelving unit for the computer, keyboard, etc. The Sanus VF2012 is working our perfectly. The glass shelves are sturdy, adjustable and great looking and the installation was simple and fast.

Pros: Streamlined look, attractive, sturdy.


Strong and beautiful

Written by: Felipe from Puerto Rico on January 8, 2014

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Item arrive nice protected in additional box. Include all the screws that you need. Instructions are 4 from 5. Very simple in order to cover the cables. The column that will go to the wall is full hard metal. Very good construction and fast installation. Looks very professional. As always from Crutchfield, nice price and fast shipping.

Pros: Good construction and fast installation. Include all the screws that you will need.

Cons: You will need a level; is not included.

Nice Shelving Unit

Written by: Mynor from Los Angeles, CA on November 26, 2013

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This worked out well, I actually mounted this unit off to the side of my TV. I was really wanting something where I can put my video game systems since there was no room under my TV due to my polk audio CS1 center channel already placed there. Worked great, easy to install (took about half hr) all in all I am pleased with unit and it serves its purpose. Best of all I bought it off the Scratch & Dent option for a great price, Thanks again to Crutchfield's fast free shipping

Pros: Well made, Looks nice

Cons: N/A

Great Product

Written by: Mike from Washington, DC on May 6, 2013

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The assembly was a bit complicated, and there are very limited instructions, only pictures/illustrations on each step. The first step is to take a screw out and separate the base from the mounting bracket, and it came with the screw in so tight it was nearly impossible to get it out without stripping the screw. After I finally unscrewed it, the rest of the assembly was not too bad -- just took a while to figure out how it all fit together due to lack of directions. Once completed, the shelf looks great and was a perfect option for housing two units (I have a cable receiver and DVD player now mounted below the TV). I would highly recommend it, just be aware it may take longer than you expect to put it together.

Pros: Great component shelf, storage solution, looks great.

Cons: Assembly more difficult than expected, very few directions.

great shelf

Written by: Anonymous from Palm Springs, Fl. on May 4, 2013

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Looks great and makes my living room look so

Pros: Doesn't take up floor space, looks organized.

Cons: Kids will hang off the glass shelf and break it.

Sanus VF2012

Written by: Satisifed Customer from Toledo, Ohio on April 21, 2013

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This is exactly as advertised. A sturdy, spacious and attractive shelf designed for a clean and elegant look.

Pros: Ease of installation, spacious, aestically pleasing.


Wall Rack

Written by: Paul B. from Rockford, Il on March 8, 2013

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This my second one of these. My first was a "double wide" version that I used for my home theater setup, Which was also excellent. This one I'm using for my music only setup and was MUCH easier to install. Same great quality and looks awesome! Instructions ARE pretty rough, but it's also not rocket science either. Plenty of room to hide cables, it looks very clean and almost like your components are floating. Highly recommend!

Pros: Cable hiding Cool looking "floating" factor

Cons: Walls have to be reasonably flat Bad instructions

Sanus VF2012 is a very nice piece

Written by: slist from Albany, NY on February 28, 2013

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This is a great piece of engineering, easy to install, great looks, very adjustable

Pros: easy to install, great looks, very adjustable

Cons: none

Best wall shelf on the market

Written by: Dave R from Camnpbell CA on February 12, 2013

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The unit is well thought out and engineered. Looks great. Solid mounting system.

Pros: Looks good. Shelves can be easily removed for cleaning.

Cons: Bad manual. I purchased a unit that had been previously opened. I found out why. The screw that holds the lockl bar was too tightly torqued by the factory and the previous purchaser stripped the phillips head which made it impossible to remove in the factory installed position. Fortunately the opposite end has a screw that when removed allowed the asembly to slide just enough to allow me to get channel locks on the outside of the screw and with a heavy twist got the screw to turn. Problem solved

Great wall-shelf unit!

Written by: Mike from Baltimore, MD on December 5, 2012

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This is a great unit! This is myescond purchase of this shelf unit. Great loooks, great utility, and it hides all wires from view. I installed this unit in a kitchen. The installation was easy, and the unit easily supported a sound bar and the cable box.

Pros: Great apprearance, two shelves, and it hides all wires.


Modern Bedroom

Written by: GarretS from Chicago, IL on November 12, 2012

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As part of combining households, I needed to make space for a new Sony flatscreen TV in my bedroom. We decided to finally mount the TV to the wall, and incorporate shelves for the AV components. So I purchased this item and the wall mounting bracket, and installed them both myself. The quality of the hardware and the instructions were perfect. I have moderate experience with home improvement, so I would say that I only read them minimally. Overall, I recommend this item and the Sanus ML11-B1 Super-Slim (mounting bracket) if you need something for a bedroom entertainment setup.

Pros: - Quality hardware - Good instructions - Plenty of extra parts

Cons: - None


Written by: AyoS from Victor, NY on July 2, 2012

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instructions were pitiful. able to install on wall in approx. 2hrs. The unit is sleek, however, deeper than I originally thought.

Pros: great price, and looks great

Cons: The instructions are pitiful, and it is deeper than anticipated.

Looks great!

Written by: JaneD from Camano Island, WA on June 4, 2012

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Great addition to a wall mount TV. Hides the cords/wires well and looks great. Easy to install and has lots of room for dvd player, cable box or any other unit. Smoked glass shelves are very sturdy and add to the clean look.



Sanus VF2012

Written by: Jimmy from Bronx,NY on May 22, 2012

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Awesome product for those that want a nice look for your cable box or dvd player to rest under to your wall mount tv. Very happy with the product



great unit

Written by: markp from seal beach, ca on July 16, 2011

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perfect 2 shelf unit, plenty of room, excellent access to hiding wires, great looking & lots of extra parts....



Sturdy enough

Written by: M from Richmond, VA on February 4, 2011

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This is sturdier than I had expected. Because of the glass shelves, you've got to carefully
install them. I'm glad I purchased this item, it holds up my LCD-TV and DVD player



Clean look, simple install

Written by: DaveN from Exton, PA on September 25, 2010

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I've purchased two of these and love them. Very clean look--cables are completely hidden.
Each shelf holds 50 lbs. Very easy to install. Good excuse to ditch the old furniture you probably have holding your cable box, dvd player, etc.



Sanus VF2012

Written by: derik from Vermont on April 13, 2010

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The rack is good quality and looks great. The directions aren't very helpful, but if you don't still wear velcro shoes it's easy to figure out. Thinking about getting another to put in the family room.



Component Wall Mount

Written by: Zelda from Lexington, NC on December 13, 2008

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The Sanus VF2012 is a very nice looking and highly functional AV component wall mount. We used it with the Sanus LT25 TV wall mount. The installation was easy, despite the total lack of usable information in the manual. We installed it after the wall mount was installed and the TV mounted so we had an accurate measurement for its placement. The shelf bracket mount was a bit tricky to get on, but not a big issue to solve.

All the packing material is recyclable.

Good product, simple installation and a good buy.



Sanus VF2012

Written by: M from Miami, FL on September 24, 2008

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Very nice looking product, sturdy, and functional. Highly recommend.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Center shaft
  • Metal wall bracket
  • 4 Plastic inserts
  • 2 Shelf supports
  • 2 Glass shelves
  • 1 Top end cap
  • Bottom end cap
  • 2 Allen wrenches (5/32" and 1/4")
  • 4 Lag bolts (1/4" x 2")
  • 4 Machine screws (1/4"-20 x 3/8")
  • 4 Flat washers (1/4" inner diameter) 2 Nut plates
  • 8 Rubber pads for shelves
  • Bottom Tunnel Connector
  • Assembly instructions

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Product Research


Overview: The Sanus Vertical Foundations VF2012 is a single-column AV component system that mounts directly under wall-mounted TVs for a sleek, streamlined look. Its large center column is vertically adjustable for perfect alignment under a wall-mounted TV, even after hanging. The center column features two integrated channels with over four square inches of space for easy power cable and signal wire routing. Thick tempered-glass shelves support up to 50 lbs each and can be vertically adjusted to accommodate any AV component arrangement.

Adjustable Shelves: The Sanus VF2012 features two adjustable tempered-glass shelves with polished edges that are strong and stylish. Each shelf can support up to 50lbs. The two adjustable shelves can be placed 3" to 18" apart vertically.

Wire Management System: The VF2012's wire management system helps keep your cables concealed and organized.

Open Architecture: The VF2012's open architecture design allows unrestricted airflow to keep AV components cool.

Mounting: The VF2012 mounts to a single stud in the wall under your wall-mounted, flat-panel television using its integrated bracket system.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Seems perfect for what I need. Designed with home theater in mind. [ Jeffrey  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Good price [ M  Dec 30, 2015 ]
looked good [ Byron  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Because my wife liked it. [ TIMOTHY  Dec 13, 2015 ]
It was 1/2 price for my order and will fill my needs nicely. Furniture stands are great but this will hold the equipment I have planned to install and will look good doing it....not to mention save space. [ Mark  Dec 11, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

My shelves measure 24" wide by 17" deep. Usable depth however is only about 15.5" because the shelf is cutout to fit around the center wall mounted support. It's a great unit but you should take the weight limits seriously. [ Stephen  Nov 15, 2015 ]
24inch wide, 18inch deep. Easily fits playstation, cable box and such [ Jason  Nov 15, 2015 ]
About 24" wide by 18" deep. My Onkyo receiver and multidisc changer fit nicely. [ Kashif  Nov 14, 2015 ]
Our unit arrived crushed, we decided it was not durable enough and went with a different unit [ David  Nov 14, 2015 ]
They are 24" wide by 18"deep. Very sturdy shelf. Mine is holding a marantz sr5003 receiver with ease. [ JAMES J  Nov 14, 2015 ]
Yes mounting between studs is safe. You need to verify the load that the molly you use to mount it with is rated for the weight you put on it. [ PAUL  Dec 18, 2013 ]
How long is the span. Studs are usually 16 or 24 inches on center. You could use molys to attach the shelving to the sheet rock where there are no studs.. Get good ones. [ RAY P  Dec 17, 2013 ]
As long as you put in anchors and DO NOT exceed the weight capacity for each shelf your equipment should be more than fine. I placed my shelves between the wall studs and haven't had any type of problems. [ MELQUIADES  Dec 15, 2013 ]
I would not mount this rack in sheetrock. I don't think it would safely support your gear. I ended up mounting mine in a stud and slid my TV to one side of the TV mount to center it on the rack. It's in a bedroom so I'm not worried about the end of the wall mount showing on one end. [ CHARLIE  Dec 15, 2013 ]
Hello, I can't really answer your question because I ended up returning this item. Although the quality was fine, it was quite large and not really the look I wanted. I decided to keep my satellite dish receiver and dvd player on top of an existing entertainment center. Hope this helps! Joe [ JOSEPH  Dec 15, 2013 ]