A handsome, sturdy TV cabinet that well accommodates components and additional storage. It looks like actual furniture, unlike many such put-together pieces, in part due to the slightly convex sides and the glass door on the lower half. A discriminating friend with an eye for fine furniture said, "That looks really good!" Smartly packaged with clear instructions for assembly, employing just a few common tools. The cardboard box, weighing 75 pounds, includes strapping, which I used as "handles" when carrying the package into my cottage. I assembled the cabinet alone in my livingroom. A second person might have made some steps easier. I give the Havenwood five stars, considering, in my experience, the wide range of such put-together pieces. It's excellent in appearance and function for its class, not being a $5000 custom cabinet of heart pine with dovetailed/butterflied joints and a finish of tung oil. During assembly, when I noticed there was no door latch or backstop, I questioned whether the door, when closed, would stay put. Turns out the adjustable shelves serve as its backstop, and the door hangs in place perfectly. If not, the hinges include an easy adjustment feature. The two adjustable shelves sit firmly atop the pins. The black finish seems to be lacquer. For a couple of weeks I could detect a slight odor of off gases, which is now almost indistinguishable. All things considered, I'm delighted with my $300 purchase.
Pros: Well-designed packaging with strapping that aids carrying. Thoughtful design. Clear, visual instructions for assembly. Few tools required. Plenty of room for TV components and other items, such as books. The four openings in the back, one for each shelf, allow easy passage of various cords. The back, secured with screws, truly stabilizes the cabinet. Slightly convex sides and glass door on lower half add aesthetic appeal.
Cons: The cardboard package weighs 75 pounds (which on the plus side makes for a sturdy piece). After completion of project, small pieces of styrofoam need to be swept up or vacuumed. The odor of off gases is detectable for a couple of weeks.