Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
I was looking for an attractive stand for a 42 in flat screen TV that would fit a small corner. This was the perfect height and size to fit my needs. It is unique & sturdy, very nicely painted and perfect amount of storage to hide a few things. I had planned to put the cable box on the floor underneath but it was just a bit too big so it it on the hearth next to the chest.