Walker Edison Farmhouse Barnwood Entertainment Center
Last updated date: August 20, 2020
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This barn wood-style entertainment center is made for high-grade certified medium-density fiberboard for both durability and affordability. It can hold a flat screen TV sized up to 64" and has cable management features to let you easily run cables behind. The barn doors slide closed to conceal the adjustable shelving inside that's perfect for storing accessories and manuals. In our analysis of 5 expert reviews, the Walker Edison Walker Edison Farmhouse Barnwood Entertainment Center placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Include our TV stand in your living room to give the area a charming, country feel. Features concealed storage space behind the barn styled side doors with adjustable shelving to fit your media and accessories, while having a mix of rustic and modern farmhouse style. This entertainment center is made of durable, high-grade MDF and can support most TVs up to 65-inches. As a storage console, it will keep your living room looking neat while also giving it a homespun feel.
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An Overview On Entertainment Centers
As technology has evolved, entertainment centers have remained relevant. Sure, you may not necessarily need a place to store your VCR and videotapes, but you still may have a gaming console. At the very least, you might need a place for your receiver, whether it’s issued by the cable company or you’ve purchased a streaming device.
Sure, you can mount your TV on the wall, but even if you do, the entertainment center can still come in handy. Many consumers choose to have a piece of furniture under it. If you choose not to mount your TV, a console will let you tuck your cables out of sight to keep things looking clean.
Since entertainment centers come in a variety of sizes and styles, you’ll have several things to consider. As with any piece of furniture you choose, you will want to make sure it fits the décor of the room it’s in. There are so many options, you should easily be able to find one that has the features you want but also looks good.
If you plan to set your TV on top of your entertainment center, make sure you find one that supports its size and weight. Also check to make sure there’s cable management built in. If you put devices on the shelves, ideally, you’ll have holes that will allow you to thread cables through the back to get to the wall outlets.
Lastly, take a look at the storage provided with the entertainment center. Make sure there’s shelving for the items you plan to keep there. You may want an entertainment center with doors that conceal part or all of the items you’ll keep there. This can keep things attractive while also providing the organization you need. If you intend for some or all of the shelving to be decorative, make sure you have the clearance between shelves to slide items in.
DWYM Fun Fact
If you’ve shopped for furniture at any point in recent years, you’ve likely encountered plenty of plywood. This durable, versatile material gives you many of the benefits of solid wood without the cost. But one thing that has helped plywood soar in popularity is that it’s lightweight, which makes it perfect for online shoppers. Plywood furniture can be shipped in separate sections, then put together when it arrives with a page of hopefully not too confusing directions.
But it’s important to look closely at the grade of plywood you’re getting, as that denotes the quality. A-grade plywood is not only mostly free of surface defects, but it’s also paintable, while a D grade means it has large knots and knotholes, with B and C falling between those extremes.
The Entertainment Center Buying Guide
- If your entertainment center is top heavy, you may also want to make sure it’s mounted to the wall, especially if you have young children in the household.
- As you’re deciding whether to mount your TV on the wall or store it on top of your entertainment center on its stand, consider the damage a mount will do to the wall. You should be able to easily repair it when you someday move out, but if you’re renting, there may be rules about hanging things on the wall.
- If you plan to set the TV on its stand, the stand that comes with the TV is essential. Make sure it’s sturdy enough to hold your TV in place even if someone bumps it. If you choose to mount the TV, save the stand in case you someday change your mind.
- The construction of the entertainment center is important. You’ll find many are made from plywood, but there are varying grades of plywood. With medium-density fiberboard, you get durability while also keeping the furniture lightweight and affordable.
- There’s no limit to the color options you’ll find with entertainment centers. You’ll see some with more of an antique look, while there are others with a rustic finish. If you prefer something a little more neutral, there are plenty with various solid brown finishes.
- If you have to put the entertainment center together when it arrives, check into how complex the assembly process is. Make sure you have the tools you’ll need to set it up.
- Consider not only what you’ll store within and on top of your entertainment center, but also what you’ll do with the cords for all the electronics. There will need to be a way to get it through the back of the center so you can plug it all in and connect it to your TV.
- Carefully compare the dimensions of the entertainment center to the space in which you’ll be setting it up to make sure there’s plenty of room.
- If your entertainment center has shelving, check to see if it’s adjustable. If you can move it up and down as needed, you’ll get more flexibility in how you can decorate it.