Is your TV sitting on cardboard boxes? How about on an ugly old family heirloom? Looking for something affordable yet reliable and decent looking?
If you can't mount your flat screen TV to your wall due to an impending housing restriction or you just don't have the know-how on how to mount it, the Hometrends Black Frame TV Stand may be for you. Setting you back less than a 100 bucks, it combines a modern look with a sturdy frame at an affordable price.
Having recently acquired my first apartment for myself, I was looking for some new, cheap furniture. I did what most young, broke people do- I went to Wal-Mart. After a few short minutes of browsing the on-display selection, this stand caught my eye. It has an all black frame with 3 thick, tempered glass shelves. The shelf supports are metal, the outside boards that run up are wooden. The top glass shelf is slightly larger than the other ones, overlapping the outer boards on the top for a nice clean look. Overall, it measures 42 inches wide, 22 inches tall, and it's 19 inches deep. It says on the box that a 42-inch TV is the limit. Trust me, it's the limit. My 32 inch flat screen fits perfectly on it, with a little room on each side. The main supporting board that runs up the back has a large circle hole cut into it at the back of the lower two shelves to aid in wire management.
I have no worries about it collapsing. If you put it together the right way, it will last. My girlfriend obsessively moves all the furniture out once a week to vacuum, and after being consistently drug around the carpet, it still has a solid feel when you attempt to shake it. The shelves are rated to hold 30 or so pounds each. My TV alone weighs more than that. I have easily more than that on each shelf, with the combined weight of game systems, books, speakers, movies, etc.
My only complaint is that the outer boards that run up the sides in the front are susceptible to scratches and dents. They don't dent ridiculously easily, but it doesn't take much from a sharp edge.
Essentially, if you want a modern looking piece of furniture, and your funds are low, look no further. I personally have recommended this TV stand to all of my other college buddies getting their first apartments, as well as family members who have smaller homes. Without a doubt I would buy another one.