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Java Connections® Media Center

Our Connections® Media Center is a unique and lovely solution for housing your television and media components. Our Connections® Media Shelf is designed to hold most flat panel televisions up to 52" wide.

  • Includes shelf support brackets and an anti-tip wall bracket
  • Uprights are made from tubular steel with a powder-coated finish
  • Shelves are crafted with a Java-finished Ash veneer
  • Shelves each hold up to 75 pounds of evenly distributed weight
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Connections® Media Center

56" x 15-3/4" x 37" h

10053850

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$335.00 ea

Java Connections® Media Center 4.4 5 5 5
Things to know prior to assembling I selected this product for its looks and slim depth, making it fit easily into an apartment. Wish I had been better prepared for assembling, so I'll share some tips: (1) Paint the pre drilled holes on the extended desktop and media shelves with white-out correction fluid. This makes the holes easier to locate when attaching the brackets that prevent these extended shelves from tipping out during use. It's easy to rub off the dried white-out after installing the shelves. (2) You'll need a short-shafted philips screwdriver in order to attach media shelves one below another. It is a very tight vertical space and hard to maneuver in. Afterwards, I found a drill attachment that might have worked -- a flexible extension designed to drive screws into hard to reach areas. (3) If you want to put a media shelf on the very bottom of the support frames, it is very difficult to attach the shelf anti-tip bracket on a free-standing media center (think turning it upside down and needing two extra helpers to hold it together and turn it right side up). Yeah -- not happening -- I left mine unattached and only put non-breakable items on it. If you are attaching a media center adjacent to a desk unit, as I did, it is impossible to get the shelf's anti-tip bracket on either the bottom or next to bottom slot. (4) Don't omit fastening each support column to the wall. We did that first, before slotting in the shelves. It might have been easier to do that step last, prior to fastening the extended desk/media shelves. Suggestion to manufacturer: the extended shelf anti tip brackets should be better designed -- for example, use fasteners with allen wrench type tighteners -- these would fit better than screwdrivers in tight spaces, as when stacking one shelf under another when both need these brackets. I will upload photos of my two installation once my apartment is camera ready. Like, in a month or two. August 8, 2011
More things to know prior to buying & assembling Purchased a pair of 11-Rung uprights and 4 - 56" shelves for a media center. The center reinforcement beam on shelves is approx 1.5" deep and makes the usable space between rungs/shelves less than 4". As standard tuner/receivers like Denon or Onkyo are about 6" high, shelves would have to be spaced 2 rungs apart. it would have been better if the rungs were spaced 8" or 10" rather than approx 6". I agree with one reviewer about needing a very short screwdriver to get the anti-tip bracket and screws in place. The bottom shelf bracket is impossible to get in. The 56" shelves are fairly heavy and unwieldy to tilt into position by one person especially when the uprights need to be kept vertical and stable. The notches on the ends of the shelves force you to tilt the shelves into place and might require tilting the uprights away from each other to get the shelves to clear the rungs. A trick to doing this is to space the uprights slightly wider than is required, resting the shelves almost at the edges (rather than in the grooves), getting all the shelves in position on the appropriate rungs and then moving the uprights closer into the grooves on the shelves. Helps to have another pair of hands to keep the uprights stable. The other option is to assemble the entire structure, uprights, shelves and brackets flat on the floor and have a couple of people help tilt it upright into position. Will try this technique next time I reassemble. Will try to post some images soon. September 26, 2011
Ebony Media Center I am so happy that I bought this media center. Of course it took two people to put it together because it's a little heavy. Once we put it together and put the t.v. and components on the shelves it looks great and it's the perfect height. It takes up less room and I definitely recommend this media center to friends. September 14, 2012
Great for our large entertainment equipment I love this entertainment unit. It matches out decor and functions well. Every other unit we looked at didn't fit our DVR, PS3, receiver, and speakers. They were not long enough. This unit works perfect because we can fit it to our needs. March 19, 2012

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Will This Work on Carpet Floors

Has anyone installed this system in area where there is carpet? I'm looking for something for our basement which has wall to wall berber carpet. Just wondering if there are stability issues on carpet vs hard floors. It also sounds like these systems really require 2 people to set up. Is that fair to say? Hubby will likely not help so I'm looking for shelving that's easy to assemble with one person.
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Our Connections solutions are probably one of the easiest shelving products to install. You will just need to properly space the uprights and then click the shelves into place. The feet on the bottom are adjustable to accommodate uneven surfaces, and the solution will work well with wood and carpeted areas.
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