Rated 3 out of 5 by WestofTeh Needs Some Quality Control
Hardware list on enclosed instructions was not quite right. Two Shelf supports either did not include a plastic protective sleeve or were damaged. Threads in one of the two door knobs was stripped. One paint nick on the lower front surface of the bottom rail.
I was able to assemble the cabinet myself. The only issue I had with assembly is that the middle shelf does not fit squarely between the right and left panels and so there is a gap on one end between the shelf and the panel. I took apart and reassembled this three times to try to get it to fit without a gap. Since gap is at the back of the cabinet I decided to let it go.
LLB did send me replacement hardware and touchup paint when I called to describe the issues.
The cabinet looks good and is the exact size and configuration I was looking for. So in spite of the issues I am keeping it.
However, when looking for furniture in the future LLB will probably be at the back of the list rather than a preferred option.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDshopper2 Perfect size
I have shopped numerous web sites looking for a TV stand or cabinet that would fit within the 5' wall space I had available. All were either too short, too tall, too deep, etc,, etc.
I was very surprise to find the perfect fit in the LLBean catalog. Although I don't like to buy furniture without looking at it I thought I'd give it a try. All I could lose was the return shipping fee if I didn't like it.
The cabinet is perfect for my purpose. It was relatively easy to assemble and require very few tools beyond the small hex wrench provided with the shipment. The only problem was that a couple of the embedded nuts had burrs on the threads and I had to run a tap on them to clean out the threads.
January 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Louey Shipping problem
I love the cabinet, size color and shape. Problem! I unpacked and looked at everything before I assembled. I found the curve when I went to attach the door to the frame. There was a split in the wood. There was no way I could packet this item up and return it was to complicate. I was lucky that I could put some glue on piece and it is not noticeable
So like cabinet
Dislike marred piece
Dislike to complicated to return. This why only fair rating
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RPM2 looks great
I got three pieces of this set, it was not difficult to put together and it looks terrific. I have a husband who is not the handiest, but each piece came with everything you need and it was no trouble at all. The finish is great, looks much more expensive than it is.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by geen Goodlooking, sturdy cabinet!
I almost didn't buy this piece because some of the reviews were not good....But I took the chance as it was exactly what I needed.
First, I laid out the parts and everything was there. Even though it was recommended to have two people, I was able to put the entire piece together quite easily, by myself.. It took me approximately one and a half hours to do so. It's sturdy and goodlooking. My advice, buy it! You'll be glad you did!
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cornstalk Recommended with reservations
Like other reviewers I found the wooden dowels missing and had to connect some of the bolts by brute force (LL Bean, are you reading these reviews?). In addition, the fit of the cabinet doors is less than precise. I'll admit, though, that the unit looks nice now that it's together.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eugenie1 Beautiful Entertainment Center!
The sage entertainment center arrived on 04.14.14. The color was exactly the shade depicted online. It took my fiancee approx. 1.5 hours to put it together. There was just 1 discrepancy in the instructions and 1 piece labeled incorrectly. This did not create any issues for him. I am thrilled with this entertainment center. It was packed extremely well.
My fiancee is handy but not a carpenter. It is very good quality. I almost did not buy this because of the reviews I read online before purchasing it. If you have someone in the home that is handy, this is a good purchase which you can enjoy for many years.
April 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unhappygam Disappointed
Very disappointed with entertainment center . 1)Wooden dowels needed were missing from parts.
2) Screws to attach end were not long enough.
3) plans showed a different method of assembly than was possible....apparently the pieces had changed and the way they were to be assembled had changed but the instructions had not been updated.
Last time I Ever buy from LL Bean .....
Very disappointing,frustrating,and apparently the way it now is from LL Bean
April 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rosein2014 Entertainment Center
Overall I was satisfied. Was a little disappointed with how small the Entertainment Center was. Was very easy to put together. Just one of the screws that did not want to fit. I have been a customer of LL Bean since the 70's, and most everything I have ever purchased was of quality. LL Bean's worst is everybody elses best.
March 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jar240 Beautiful entertainment center, but parts missing
First of all, this really is a beautiful entertainment center once it's assembled. It looks just like the photo. I asked a professional handyman to assemble it, which is a good thing, because the dowels were missing and the screws were stripped so could not be used. He was able to use his own parts to put it together, but it took some extra time. The LL Bean customer service people were nice about giving me a partial refund because of the missing parts and extra assembly time that I had to pay for, which I appreciated.
February 15, 2014