As far as fireplace TV stands go, you cannot get more classic than this one. With a strong, patriotic brand name like Ameriwood, one can only assume the level of quality that is to be expected with it. And, to be sure, the Home Chicago Fireplace TV Stand does not disappoint one bit.
Its dimensions are H 31.77 x W 47.24 x D 15.87 which makes it a great size that fits most rooms. It comes in natural, dove gray, black, espresso, and rustic gray. It is not so small as to be invisible or unimpressive, nor yet so large as to dominate the room and drown out everything else. It is really a perfect combination of a TV console while also acting as a great fireplace. In addition, the added shelves and drawers serve as a good storage option for many things. So, really, this “renaissance product” really goes all out when it comes to generalization. But do not let this fool you into thinking that it is a “jack of all trades but a master of none”. Oh no, the Home Chicago Fireplace TV Stand does all of these things, and more, quite satisfactorily.
The TV console supports a flat panel TV of up to 50” and a maximum weight of 70 lbs. It is constructed of particleboard and MDF with a laminated light brown woodgrain finish. In the center, there is a metal firebox where you can turn on the fire as either just a light or as light plus heat. This means that you can enjoy the fireplace even during the summer.
When it comes to storage, the top divided open shelf is great for keeping a DVD or Blu-Ray player and the two side cabinets come with two additional shelved behind glass doors. Here you can keep your DVDs or Blu-Rays, or even books if you so choose. They are an amazing storage option and really help out because you can keep all of your movies and TV series right there beside the thing you watch them on. The top surface holds up to 70 lbs, while the open divided shelf will hold up to 30 lbs.
One of the tricky things with this fireplace TV console is that is ships flat to your door and thus needs to be assembled by yourself when it arrives. Customers have reported that this is not a problem to do, although it can be quite tedious and take upwards to three hours. Also, sometimes the pre-drilled holes and instructions can be a bit unclear, but generally speaking this is not a problem if one uses their common sense.
Once assembled, however, it becomes a real delight. People report having their bonds with loved ones and family members strengthened by the cozy atmosphere the Ameriwood Home Chicago Fireplace TV Stand affords them. Either on a warm summer evening or a chilly winter night, this addition to your home will no doubt make watching television while curling up on a chair or sofa a more comfortable and authentic experience.