I was almost put off buying this stand by the negative reviews from other purchasers,but am glad I went ahead as it is an expensive looking and great value piece of furniture,and I'm not easily pleased I've been told.
The problem according to other purchasers was that the rods holding the PLASTIC(actually metal) legs together was too short, well this is true but with a little thought I removed the plastic end pieces from the final short legs which enabled the feet to be screwed on firmly.
I say again its a lovely piece of furniture which is just the right size and looks great with my new Sony 40in Black TV. Well worth the minor glitch. A BARGAIN!