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Havenwood HWFS50

5-shelf audio component cabinet

9 Reviews | 4 questions - 19 answers

Item # 571HWFS50

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The space-efficient HWFS50 audio rack from Havenwood gives your components a stylish, solid home. This cabinet features a sculpted base and top, and a smoked tempered glass door. Five sturdy shelves hold your gear; two can be adjusted to accommodate taller components.

The space-efficient HWFS50 audio rack from Havenwood gives your components a stylish, solid home. This cabinet features a sculpted base and top, and a smoked tempered glass door. Five sturdy shelves hold your gear; two can be adjusted to accommodate taller components.

Recessed casters make it easy to move the rack out from the wall, and a removable cloth back panel lets you access your gear to connect wires. Channels in the back of the shelves allow cable connections between components.

Product Highlights:

  • audio tower with 5 interior shelves
  • cabinet top:
    • 23-13/16"W x 20"D
    • weight capacity: 40 lbs.
  • interior shelves:
    • 18"W x 20"D
    • weight capacity: 40 lbs. each
  • bottom shelf:
    • 18"W x 20"D
    • weight capacity: 40 lbs.
  • smoked tempered glass door
  • removable cloth back panel for easy access
  • recessed casters
  • wire channels to conceal and organize your cables
  • 23-13/16"W x 50-1/4"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

Excellent item exactly what I was looking for

Ariel.G, New York

What's in the Box:

  • Top shelf
  • Gable right
  • Gable left
  • Bottom shelf
  • Fixed shelf
  • 3 Adjustable shelves
  • Bottom moulding
  • Front right moulding
  • Front left moulding
  • Back-panel
  • Glass door
  • Cloth-panel
  • 22 Metal fittings
  • 22 Screw-bolts
  • 20 Dowels
  • Three #4 x 1-1/2" screws
  • Cover-cap
  • 8 Glass shelf-supports
  • 4 Casters
  • Glue
  • Sixteen #4 x 5/8" screws
  • Single spring-magnet
  • 28 Nails
  • 4 Screws
  • 8 Velcro strips
  • Push-plate
  • Foam cushion
  • 2 Plastic pivots
  • Upper hinge
  • 2 Lower hinges
  • Four #3 x 1/2" screws
  • Assembly Instructions

Havenwood HWFS50 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Havenwood HWFS50

adriveriam from Texas on 12/8/2014

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Nice cabinet, bought aftermarket casters after reading other reviews (glad I did) because the ones that came with the unit were cheap and I don't think they would have stood up the weight of the cabinet let alone the added weight weight of the stereo equipment. also the directions were alittle vague as to attaching the backing material with the velcro.



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leslie n from Michigan on 11/15/2014

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excellent of the few real old school component racks left.was for the most part easy to put together,just be sure to have patience,and make sure you phillips screwdriver is the right size,the phillips screws go in fairly stiff.other than that,it assemble fairly well,didn't have to force anything.lots of breathing room for your gear.

Pros: lots of space for gear,easy to assemble if you're patient.

Cons: some of the screws go in stiffly,make sure you phillips it the right size.

great item

Ariel.G from New York on 11/1/2014

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Excellent item exactly what I was looking for

Pros: Shelf rearranging


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Anonymous from Englewood, CO on 9/23/2014

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I'm impressed with the quality of this product. The finish is tight. I like how classy it looks.



Good size, construction and price

rdavis from Knoxville, TN on 7/15/2014

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I liked this cabinet for several reasons. 1. It has 5 shelves where most have 4 or less. 2. It is enclosed on all sides which will minimize dust on the shelves and components, plus hides all the cable connections. 3. It is black which matches my speakers, components and TV. 4. It assembled easily and is solidly built. 5. The price was reasonable compared to others available online. I read other reviews before I bought this item and some people thought the casters were poor quality. If you assembled this with the casters provided, loaded it with equipment and did not move it often, the casters would probably be fine. I decided not to chance it ,so, I went to the hardware store and bought better casters. I had to drill new holes, but the screws that came with the cabinet worked just fine. Potential problem solved! It was a little dirty with a minor nick or scratch in a couple of places. I'm sure this happened at the factory because otherwise it was packed very well. I'm glad I purchased this cabinet and I recommend it.

Pros: Price vs size/quality Ease of assembly Door can hinge on the left or right

Cons: Cheap plastic casters

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Regina S from Muscle Shoals, AL on 3/13/2014

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I absolutely love it!!! I was able to put together by myself. Had no difficulty with the instructions and it looks wonderful in my den. This is exactly what I needed and for the price it is a really good deal!

Pros: Easy to put together. Good price. Looks really good.

Cons: I think at some point, I will have to replace the casters if I have to move it but right now they are okay.

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Dianne from Manassas, VA on 1/16/2013

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This product is exactly what I was looking for. It fits in a small space and can hold all of my components.

Pros: Easy to put together

Cons: The directions needed to be a little more explicit. For example, make sure you don't screw the bottom front piece tight until you've gotten the front glass piece in place.

Not top of the rotation

LarryO from Chattanooga, TN on 1/12/2013

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This is a nice enough box, but is not top quality. I don't have much experience buying cabinets but this one is made of composite with a decent veneer. It's fairly solid and the assembly is easy enough. But the casters, as mentioned in other reviews here, are not strong enough. The front two broke on mine a couple of days after I bought it.. I will replace them, but I was careful with it and it is not overloaded. The glass door is good quality and attractive and the cloth back is a nice touch.

Pros: Attractive, good-sized , fairly solid and easy to assemble.

Cons: Flimsy casters, composite material.

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Dora from Los Angeles on 11/29/2012

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I needed an enclosed, mobile cabinet for my audio components. This cabinet meets those needs, is very good looking, and provides excellent access to the backs of the components while controlling dust well with a front glass door and removable rear cloth cover. The cabinet is sturdy except for the casters, which are cheap plastic and broke the first time I moved it. We replaced them with good rubber wheeled casters, and are now very happy with the cabinet.

Pros: Beautiful, enclosed, good access, mobile

Cons: casters are poor quality but easily replaceable


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Havenwood HWFS50 Audio Rack features a sculpted base and top with a tempered smoked glass door. The HWFS50 Audio Rack features five interior shelves (2 fixed/3 adjustable). The audio rack provides wire channels to conceal and organize your cables.  The HWFS50's recessed casters provide convenient maneuverability, when having to access the back of the audio rack.

Shelving: Behind the Havenwood HWFS50 Audio Rack's tempered smoked glass door are five audio/video component shelves to house your AV gear. The HWFS50 Audio Rack features two fixed shelves and 3 adjustable shelves.

  • Fixed Shelves: The bottom and middle shelf of the audio rack are fixed in place and can support up to 40 lbs each. Each shelf measures 18-3/4" (17-3/4" usable space) wide x 19" deep. The compartment height of the bottom and middle shelf will depend on where you place the adjustable shelves. 
  • Adjustable Shelves: The three adjustable shelves also measure 18-3/4" (17-3/4" usable space) wide x 19" deep. The compartment height of each adjustable shelf will depend on its placement.

Note: The total interior compartment height of the Havenwood HWFS50 is 45-1/4" tall.

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Q & A

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4 questions already asked

Yes, it could. But, it is wider than typical wall studs which are on 16" centers. If you are building an entertainment equipment "wall" to account for the depth/width of this cabinet, then yes. Good luck with your project. [ russell  Dec 08, 2014 ]
Thank you!!! Just what I needed to know! [ AwesomeGeek21  Dec 07, 2014 ]
I don't see why not. It is pretty sturdy. It does not have a backboard as it is now but you could do what you want on the back. [ Jeffrey  Dec 07, 2014 ]
I suppose you could wall-mount it, but that may make routing the rear wiring between components a bit tricky. [ Charles  Dec 07, 2014 ]
I'm not sure about the plate size, but the heavier duty casters I purchased from Ace Hardware did require me to re-drill 3 of the 4 holes. My guess is, if you find a different caster that you don't have to re-drill, you'll probably still have a flimsy caster. They are not difficult to re-drill. Just remember to swivel the casters around to make sure they don't interfere with the sides/front/back of the cabinet before you start drilling. [ russell  Nov 03, 2014 ]
I proactively installed sturdier casters based on other reviews. I took one of the casters with me to try to match the base plate with an appropriate replacement caster but in the end could only match one of the four holes. Driving a small nail partially into the base was sufficient to make a "pilot" hole for the screws. The base was similar but different and the base and caster holder were steel and the caster was hard rubber. Same overall height and size but much sturdier. Got them at Ace (tried a couple of different hardware stores). [ Doug  Nov 03, 2014 ]
Unless you plan to move it around ALOT on carpet, the provided casters should be adequate. If you do want to replace them, drilling a couple of holes is not a big deal. [ Charles  Nov 03, 2014 ]
I picked up replacement casters at Lowes, they were loose in a large open box so I don't recall seeing a brand name. I don't recall drilling holes, so maybe I also picked up some self-tapping screws. I know the plates didn't match. [ TIM  Nov 03, 2014 ]
FYI haven't had problems with the casters, but we also don't roll it around much at all. If you need sturdier casters then the footprint will likely be bigger, so I'm not sure it helps to plan ahead as you are (based on your question). Making new holes would be easy (likely just screwing rather than drilling). [ L David  Nov 03, 2014 ]
1. Unknown 2. Yes, the glass door is reversible. [ SANDRA  Jul 03, 2014 ]
I believe it is the same unit, even though they are sold under different names. I noticed the similarity when i was shopping. The pics of each are identical, and the price is the same. The glass door is reversible. I recommend the Havenwood. It assembles easily and is sturdy. Some reviews mentioned cheap casters. I bypassed any potential problem with that and bought some better ones at a hardware store. [ russell  Jul 01, 2014 ]
1. Don't know. I don't have the Techcraft unit. 2. Yes [ Charles  Jul 01, 2014 ]
glass door is reversible. as for the comparison, i dont know. i found it to be solid functional but not too sleak. [ Jeffrey  Jul 01, 2014 ]
I took a quick look at mine and I see that there are holes drilled on both sides so you can reverse the door. [ TIM  Jul 01, 2014 ]
No the top does not open nor do the shelves slide out. [ LEONARD H  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Nope, there's no slide out shelves and the top doesn't open. [ TIM  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Hello, No. The top is fixed and the shelves are fixed and completely encased within the unit. The only adjustments for the shelves are the different height positions within the interior of the unit. I don't think you could customize it for a "slide-out" either, as there is a surrounding "lip" around the front frame that would stop any of the shelves from pushing out the front. Currently, I have mine setup with my component unit on top (outside the encasement) which actually works out fine for me. You could probably do the same with your turntable if you really wanted to. [ CHRISTOPHER  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Neither, they are set once. The center shelves are adjustable. Your TT will have to be on top. Overall, it is a great unit in that it is sturdy, rolls around effortlessly and it is easy to clean. Assembly is easy, but you must take your time. Use the foam shipping panels to lay your sides on the floor to protect against scratching. It is a good idea to get all hardware laid out onto a separate cardboard box, such as the bottom of a 24 pack beverage box for ease of access and quick identification. I assembled my cabinet in 3 hours - slow and methodically - no mistakes, no issues, no damage. [ ADOLFO  Feb 17, 2014 ]
No. The top does not open and the first, third and bottom shelves are fixed. The second and fourth shelves are adjustable vertically. None of the shelves slide out. What I did was lower the second shelf as low as it will go, which gives about 12.5" of height, which is enough for my turntable if I remove its dust cover. If you don't need all of the shelves you can remove the second shelf entirely and get 18.5" of height. [ Charles  Feb 17, 2014 ]