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Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown

Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown

Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
Manhattan Comfort City 2.2 Collection Floating Entertainment Center with TV Mount Wall Theater Display, 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H, Nut Brown
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  • Beautifully Designed and Multi Functional TV Entertainment Center Measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H. All Hardware Comes Included For Home Assembly. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls
  • This Contemporary Entertainment Center Features 2 Flip Open Doors for Storage, 3 Media Shelves, and 1 Overhead Shelf for Picture Frames and Collectables
  • Constructed to Include Brackets To Mount Flat Screen TV Easily, This Floating TV Stand Serves as an Elegant and Sophisticated Spot To Place Your TV and Free Up Valuable Floor Space
  • Recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV, This Entertainment Center with TV Mount Has Ample Storage Space and Includes Media Hole For TV So You Can Hide Unsightly Wires Behind The Unit.
  • Manhattan Comfort Brings You The Perfect Floating TV Stand For Your Modern Home by Combining Superior Style with Supreme Functionality

Description

The City Theater Panel 2.2 Entertainment Center designed by Manhattan Comfort creates a sophisticated theatrical vibe for your living room. Simply attach your TV to the Floating TV Stand Panel using the built-in TV mount, lie back, relax and enjoy the view. The City 2.2 Entertainment Center with TV Mount offers an organized space for your TV and accessories. The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV and save floor space! Features 3 media shelves and 2 spacious cubbies with flip down doors. Features an overhead shelf to display photos, collectable and trophies. This floating entertainment center measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H and is recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV. Choose between an array of different modern finishes to compliment your living environment. Our unique finishes allow easy cleaning, so your TV stand always looks shiny and new. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls. The unique paint is protected by the Microban Antibacterial Protection. Proudly designed and manufactured by Manhattan Comfort for your modern living space.


Product Dimensions 86.5 x 14.92 x 63.42 inches


Item Weight 186 pounds


Manufacturer Manhattan Comfort


ASIN B01H124EQ0


Item model number 25253


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 81 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #124,545 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen) #195 in Television Stands


Item Weight 186 Pounds


Finish Types White


Batteries Required No


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Features

  • Beautifully Designed and Multi Functional TV Entertainment Center Measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H. All Hardware Comes Included For Home Assembly. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls
  • This Contemporary Entertainment Center Features 2 Flip Open Doors for Storage, 3 Media Shelves, and 1 Overhead Shelf for Picture Frames and Collectables
  • Constructed to Include Brackets To Mount Flat Screen TV Easily, This Floating TV Stand Serves as an Elegant and Sophisticated Spot To Place Your TV and Free Up Valuable Floor Space
  • Recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV, This Entertainment Center with TV Mount Has Ample Storage Space and Includes Media Hole For TV So You Can Hide Unsightly Wires Behind The Unit.
  • Manhattan Comfort Brings You The Perfect Floating TV Stand For Your Modern Home by Combining Superior Style with Supreme Functionality

Description

The City Theater Panel 2.2 Entertainment Center designed by Manhattan Comfort creates a sophisticated theatrical vibe for your living room. Simply attach your TV to the Floating TV Stand Panel using the built-in TV mount, lie back, relax and enjoy the view. The City 2.2 Entertainment Center with TV Mount offers an organized space for your TV and accessories. The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV and save floor space! Features 3 media shelves and 2 spacious cubbies with flip down doors. Features an overhead shelf to display photos, collectable and trophies. This floating entertainment center measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H and is recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV. Choose between an array of different modern finishes to compliment your living environment. Our unique finishes allow easy cleaning, so your TV stand always looks shiny and new. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls. The unique paint is protected by the Microban Antibacterial Protection. Proudly designed and manufactured by Manhattan Comfort for your modern living space.


Product Dimensions 86.5 x 14.92 x 63.42 inches


Item Weight 186 pounds


Manufacturer Manhattan Comfort


ASIN B01H124EQ0


Item model number 25253


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 81 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #124,545 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen) #195 in Television Stands


Item Weight 186 Pounds


Finish Types White


Batteries Required No


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Beautifully Designed and Multi Functional TV Entertainment Center Measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H. All Hardware Comes Included For Home Assembly. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls
  • This Contemporary Entertainment Center Features 2 Flip Open Doors for Storage, 3 Media Shelves, and 1 Overhead Shelf for Picture Frames and Collectables
  • Constructed to Include Brackets To Mount Flat Screen TV Easily, This Floating TV Stand Serves as an Elegant and Sophisticated Spot To Place Your TV and Free Up Valuable Floor Space
  • Recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV, This Entertainment Center with TV Mount Has Ample Storage Space and Includes Media Hole For TV So You Can Hide Unsightly Wires Behind The Unit.
  • Manhattan Comfort Brings You The Perfect Floating TV Stand For Your Modern Home by Combining Superior Style with Supreme Functionality

Description

The City Theater Panel 2.2 Entertainment Center designed by Manhattan Comfort creates a sophisticated theatrical vibe for your living room. Simply attach your TV to the Floating TV Stand Panel using the built-in TV mount, lie back, relax and enjoy the view. The City 2.2 Entertainment Center with TV Mount offers an organized space for your TV and accessories. The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV and save floor space! Features 3 media shelves and 2 spacious cubbies with flip down doors. Features an overhead shelf to display photos, collectable and trophies. This floating entertainment center measures 86.5" L x 14.9" D x 63.4" H and is recommended For A 80" Flat Screen TV. Choose between an array of different modern finishes to compliment your living environment. Our unique finishes allow easy cleaning, so your TV stand always looks shiny and new. Recommended for concrete and brick walls, not dry walls. The unique paint is protected by the Microban Antibacterial Protection. Proudly designed and manufactured by Manhattan Comfort for your modern living space.


Product Dimensions 86.5 x 14.92 x 63.42 inches


Item Weight 186 pounds


Manufacturer Manhattan Comfort


ASIN B01H124EQ0


Item model number 25253


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 81 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #124,545 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen) #195 in Television Stands


Item Weight 186 Pounds


Finish Types White


Batteries Required No


abunda_amazon_reviews It took me a couple of days to put together a comprehensive and objective review of this entertainment center. Overall I am happy with the product and the end result, but I want to make VERY CLEAR to prospective buyers exactly what they are getting and what to expect once they do get it. First, the item was in good shape. When we opened the box for inspection there were a few very tiny dings here and there, but that’s to be expected when you order something that ships in a flat box – a bit of brown craft paint touchup did the trick but even without that the dings weren’t very noticeable. Now, the unit itself: The piece is…fine. It’s a mass-manufactured fake wood product, so you get what you pay for. We bought this for the aesthetic more than the superior quality, so I guess my point is to keep your expectations realistic. It looks good, the finish cleans up easily, but this isn’t going to be something you hand down to your grandkids or anything. It is what it is. OK, so…installation. Hoo boy. I had read the reviews of other Manhattan Comfort floating units, and when other reviewers say that installation is ‘tricky’, they aren’t kidding. This thing is no joke. I will be honest and say that we ordered this piece with full intention of installing on drywall and not brick/concrete as recommended in the specs, so we knew already that there would be some extra challenges. Before wisely conceding to my logic of “can we can we please just buy one instead”, my husband had planned to build one of these himself from scratch, so had already located all studs and marked centers necessary for a floating installation; we assumed that we would just be modifying the instructions a bit, relocating some drill points and whatnot. However, given the size of this monster, we also opted to go ahead and purchase the installation service to assist with the process – and by “assist”, I mean “do pretty much everything so we don’t have to”. That ended up being a complete waste of time and money. FAIR WARNING: If you choose to have an Amazon installer take care of this for you, make sure that the provider fully understands what kind of unit this is, how large it is, and what kind of modifications may be needed for installation. The ball was dropped here for our install; I don’t know by whom, but you can imagine my surprise when the professional installer on my doorstep is a lone woman with a small bag of hand tools here to hang this beast that is 7’ wide, 5’ high, and almost 200 lbs. After two hours of struggling to simply assemble the thing – with OUR power tools and with my husband helping her with the instructions – she finally just stepped back and let my husband take over the process of wall installation, again using tools from our garage. She left when it was about halfway done and we finished it ourselves the next day. So, installation service, no bueno. She did admit when she arrived that she had never done a floating install before and was also without her usual partner that day, so there was clearly miscommunication regarding what kind of unit this was and the manpower needed for it. Some notes on the assemblage and installation: As stated above, you will absolutely need to know what you’re doing and/or have experience in DIY and home renovation. If you have total confidence in your skills because you’ve climbed Mount Ikea a couple of times, you are going to be in for a major shock and probably a damaged unit. This is definitely a two – or even three – person job. One person can probably handle the assembly (slowly), but there is no way you will get this on the wall by your lonesome. Have help at the ready. Have power tools – particularly a cordless drill and screwdriver – on hand. Also levels, measuring tapes, stepladders, etc. Regardless of what kind of wall this will installed on (but especially if on drywall!!), map out the positioning on the wall beforehand. Locate studs if applicable and be prepared to make your own holes/ignore any predrilled holes. The wall screws that come with the unit are junk – every other one ended up stripped. Buy your own that are better quality. The package includes plastic concrete anchors but we didn’t use those since we were screwing directly into studs, so I can’t speak to quality of those. The unit is assembled into two separate pieces: the larger flat wall panel with the upper shelf, and the lower base shelf/cabinet. You mount each piece to the wall independently by first affixing a series of tongue-and-groove support boards to the wall, then lifting the (with corresponding channel boards attached to the back) onto the support boards. Slide to adjust and voila, done. This is actually the easy part. It’s heavy, but it’s not hard. The hard part is getting the order of operations right – something the instructions will not tell you. 1) The lower base shelf/cabinet unit must go on first – if the upper panel piece goes on first, there will be no room to lift the base piece over the tongue-and-groove board because there’s now a panel sitting on it. 2) Before you float the base unit, THREAD YOUR WIRING. There is a cord channel in the back, but the gap between the back of the unit and the wall is not quite 1” wide – I don’t know what electrical plugs look like in Brazil where this is made, but the channel is not nearly large enough to fit a standard plug of most US electronic appliances, much less a 3-prong or something larger. We had to actually put all the small electronics onto the shelf unit while still on the floor, run the cords up through the channel, then lift the base onto the support mount while praying the DVD player wouldn’t slide out and crash onto the floor. But, this is absolutely necessary, because once that thing is on the wall, there is no way you are fitting your plugs through that gap after the fact. 3) Repeat the pre-threaded cord steps for the upper panel too. This is really why it’s best to have three people for the install – two to lift and one to thread. 4) **VERY IMPORTANT!!!** Mounting the TV – HA HA HA HA. I laugh because there is not a single word of instruction on how to do this. The product description claims “Includes Brackets to Mount TV on Panel” and “The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV” and “Simply attach it to the panel using the built-in TV mount”. We could not figure out for the life of us what “built-in brackets” was supposed to mean, there was nothing in the box that even remotely resembled a bracket (we searched every box 3 times and concluded it was not sent), and the assembly instructions say merely “Mount your TV and enjoy!” with an illustration of a mounted TV. That’s it. Luckily we checked these steps BEFORE mounting the upper panel to the wall so weren't totally hosed. At 6pm on a Saturday, we were faced with the choices of 1) playing customer service round-robin and trying to get the part shipped to us, meaning we might be on the phone forever and be without our TV for who knows how long, or 2) working out an immediate-gratification alternative that probably meant spending more money. After some thought, we decided not to mess around with any factory-type bracket system. For the sake of both stability and impatience, we opted to make a late-night big box run and purchase a separate mount kit that was sure to work with our TV. (After reading other reviews, this was a wise decision being as apparently the factory mount is very small and flimsy.) Then, my husband did some further retrofitting to shore up the drywall installation. First, he cut a piece of 5/16” plywood to run across the 2 center studs. He then screwed that plywood into each stud beneath the factory-supplied tongue-and-groove support board (also 5/16”) - see photo attached. The center of the support board could now ‘rest’ on the plywood, and the plywood filled in some of the dead space on the back of the upper panel – just made it a bit stronger overall. (We also decided to take the lower unit off the wall and reinforce it with plywood as well.) Next, he marked the plywood borders with a yellow Post-It on the front of the lower base unit. We then set the upper panel in place (after threading the cords!!). One the unit was on the wall, he marked his stud locations under the panel by following the Post-It upward. The mount kit we purchased was wide enough to screw into the studs on each side, so he used 5” bolt head wood screws to drill through the front of the panel, through the plywood beneath, and into the studs. Yeah, this put some pretty gnarly holes into the front panel of the unit, but you can’t see them while the TV is mounted, even from the side (see photo), and after all of this we are NEVER, and I repeat NEVER, taking this sucker off the wall anyway. This unit will be sold with the house! Now that the unit is up, we agree that it looks great and are very happy with the purchase. The slim profile makes everything look so neat and clean, and not having a piece of furniture on the floor that acts as a dog hair repository is fantastic. There’s some cord management stuff to be worked out, but overall we really, really like the look and the modern aesthetic was exactly what we wanted. To anyone out there thinking of purchasing this piece, I say it’s worth it, but you’re going to have to work for it. TL;DR: This CAN be installed on drywall. You WILL have to modify and retrofit the hell out of it. You WILL need multiple people with some degree of expertise to install it. It WILL take a long time to assemble and hang. It WILL look nice after it’s done.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Overall I am happy with the product and the end result;;Rebecca S.;;;1. Read the instructions 2. Re-read the instructions and consider taking Amazon up on their offer of professional installation 3. Assemble using your best Ikea skills, convincing yourself that this isn't so difficult 4. Attempt to lift pieces by yourself, get frustrated, and give up until your partner comes home 5. Have a beer and consider again whether you should have purchased Amazon professional installation 6. Mount the rails to the wall in sheer terror that your panels will not be level or aligned 7. Argue with your partner about feeding HDMI and power cables through the holes *before* hanging the panels 8. Lift the pieces, hang them on the wall, and sigh in relief that the panels are straight 9. Laugh at how simple it is to mount your TV 10. Sit back, enjoy your gorgeous new built-in, and wonder if you should have used Amazon professional installation This is a great piece of furniture at a bargain price. MDF is dense (e.g. better than Ikea) with a durable gloss white finish, panels fit nicely together, and they even send extra hardware in case you lose a screw. If you've hung cabinets before and have a friend/spouse to help you, this will likely be an easy install. If not, this will be the single most difficult piece of furniture you will ever assemble. Either way, the end result is worth it in spades.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;10 Steps to Easy Installation;;Andrew Mayzak;;;Amazon offers installation for less than $100. After reading the fine print, I wonder if that means they actually hang it on the wall or if they just assemble the main pieces and leave the rest to you. I have to say, this was a challenge. First off, it was not delivered "inside my door". I might have been able to ask, but the guy had delivered it on a pallet jack and would have to walk a block to get one. I moved it all myself. It came in 2 pieces. Both quite heavy for the average person. I had no issues, but my wife would have. Unboxing - Make sure you have a large work area free of anything that can scratch the surface. The white finish mars easily. They recommend using the cardboard to protect the unit and I did, but there is another use for the cardboard... It came with an ABSURD amount of cardboard. They could have easily used it to create a template that you could have drawn on the wall with so the holes align, but they didn't. Pros: It looks great! It really is a focal point of the room! Nice finish (even if it mars easily) Very modern Cons: Heavy Instructions are lacking Lots of extra pieces that make you wonder if you forgot to fasten something. Take IKEA instructions, put them in the hands of a drunk guy, blend them, then translate them into 4 languages before you use Google translate to convert into English. As noted, there are mistakes in the instructions, the parts are not well organized and you have a lot of leftover parts, and there are holes etc not drilled or shown. They really should have included a template that was easy to mark the holes with for the wall mounting part. They have a ton of cardboard which they could have included it on but they did not. The mounting instructions are in MM and then converted into inches. I'm sorry, but who knows where to find .09 inches on a tape measure? The measurements need to be PRECISE or it will not fit properly. The conversion to CM is easier, but still a bit tricky for people not comfortable with measuring. All the videos show the mounting brackets to be long pieces of wood that mount to the wall. This would allow you to anchor to a stud! However, mine came with metal brackets. One for the wall, once for the unit. If all the pieces are installed properly, then you just mate them and they slide into place. Sounds easy but it is not! Here are my recommendations. Buy it from the cheapest seller. I purchased from Amazon, fulfilled by amazon in case I had any issues. Buying from amazon saved me a few hundred, but buying from a seller on amazon would have saved me another $100 or so. Still a nice heavy duty piece! Think about hiring a pro to do it. It's heavy and awkward and you need 2 people to do it. Also a few more tools than some people have at the ready. "Measure 12 times and cut once". Yes, even though I did this I did not notice the 1 CM issue and had to uninstall and redo many of the mounts. Not a good thing. Not a good thing at all. Make sure you have the right wall fasteners. They include (at least with mine) inserts that are typically used for concrete. I wouldn't use them for concrete! I went with recommended toggle bolts. That too was a mistake and I ended up using Molly bolts. Why? Toggle bolts require you to drill a large hole in order to get the toggle through. That produces a screw that does not sit flush with the wall and then your locations are off fractions of an inch and can shift once weight is added. Not a good thing. With Molly bolts you can put them on the exact spot and not worry about shifting. I had drilled an exploratory hole in the wall to determine plaster or drywall and the thickness of it. Even still, I was guided to toggle bolts. Don't fall for it. Use Molly. Even if you can assemble the toughest that a Swedish store can produce, you can find a stud 16" on center and read a tape measure or find a stud etc, think about having someone install this! It is very heavy, awkward and requires a ton of measuring, drilling etc. You should have good knowledge of fasteners as well. I prepared myself for the install by watching a ton of videos and buying everything I needed. I am now the proud owner of a stud finder which I will never use. Ever. Not to mention probably $30 in fasteners that didn't work as intended, and I HAD to buy a measuring tape that had metric. Had I known that the measurements were going to be in MM I would have purchased a tape measure that did MM. Instead I had to settle for one that used CM. So I still had to convert. However, those conversions were easier and easier to measure out than converting MM to inches and feet. I measured MULTIPLE times. However, due to quite a few errors on the instructions and one error from my assistant, one side was measure exactly 1 CM shorter, and only on one bracket. Suffice it to say that causes a lot of issues. My highest recommendation is that you build a fake a wall in which to test your measurements and mount it to before drilling the final holes. Do this once it is "fully" assembled (mine was 2 parts that need to be installed, the bottom "shelf" and the top part that you mount the TV to. Having a fake wall (2x4's and a single sheet of 1/2" plywood) would allow you to see where anything might go wrong. If it all fits perfect then you have a template for mounting. Alternately, you can decide where you want the brackets on the wall and then mark them on the unit to be mounted. That way you can anchor to a few studs and not have to deal with a lot of issues or worry about it pulling out of the drywall or plaster. You can mount the brackets to just about anywhere on the unit itself, so why not make your life easy and make your OWN template? Next time (if I ever have to do this again) I would simply pre assemble the unit prior, mark the holes used for screwing the brackets to the unit on the included cardboard, and then drill and mount the brackets to the wall. Not sure why I didn't do this in first place. But I had faith in the directions! Bottom line: I would give it 5 stars, but the instructions are atrocious and I had to purchase extra tools to install it. It took me the better part of a full day (and I am somewhat mechanically inclined and can also build things without instructions). The surface mars easily, so make sure you don't scratch it.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Hire an installer!;;Denverdude

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca S. - Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2016
Overall I am happy with the product and the end result
It took me a couple of days to put together a comprehensive and objective review of this entertainment center. Overall I am happy with the product and the end result, but I want to make VERY CLEAR to prospective buyers exactly what they are getting and what to expect once they do get it. First, the item was in good shape. When we opened the box for inspection there were a few very tiny dings here and there, but that’s to be expected when you order something that ships in a flat box – a bit of brown craft paint touchup did the trick but even without that the dings weren’t very noticeable. Now, the unit itself: The piece is…fine. It’s a mass-manufactured fake wood product, so you get what you pay for. We bought this for the aesthetic more than the superior quality, so I guess my point is to keep your expectations realistic. It looks good, the finish cleans up easily, but this isn’t going to be something you hand down to your grandkids or anything. It is what it is. OK, so…installation. Hoo boy. I had read the reviews of other Manhattan Comfort floating units, and when other reviewers say that installation is ‘tricky’, they aren’t kidding. This thing is no joke. I will be honest and say that we ordered this piece with full intention of installing on drywall and not brick/concrete as recommended in the specs, so we knew already that there would be some extra challenges. Before wisely conceding to my logic of “can we can we please just buy one instead”, my husband had planned to build one of these himself from scratch, so had already located all studs and marked centers necessary for a floating installation; we assumed that we would just be modifying the instructions a bit, relocating some drill points and whatnot. However, given the size of this monster, we also opted to go ahead and purchase the installation service to assist with the process – and by “assist”, I mean “do pretty much everything so we don’t have to”. That ended up being a complete waste of time and money. FAIR WARNING: If you choose to have an Amazon installer take care of this for you, make sure that the provider fully understands what kind of unit this is, how large it is, and what kind of modifications may be needed for installation. The ball was dropped here for our install; I don’t know by whom, but you can imagine my surprise when the professional installer on my doorstep is a lone woman with a small bag of hand tools here to hang this beast that is 7’ wide, 5’ high, and almost 200 lbs. After two hours of struggling to simply assemble the thing – with OUR power tools and with my husband helping her with the instructions – she finally just stepped back and let my husband take over the process of wall installation, again using tools from our garage. She left when it was about halfway done and we finished it ourselves the next day. So, installation service, no bueno. She did admit when she arrived that she had never done a floating install before and was also without her usual partner that day, so there was clearly miscommunication regarding what kind of unit this was and the manpower needed for it. Some notes on the assemblage and installation: As stated above, you will absolutely need to know what you’re doing and/or have experience in DIY and home renovation. If you have total confidence in your skills because you’ve climbed Mount Ikea a couple of times, you are going to be in for a major shock and probably a damaged unit. This is definitely a two – or even three – person job. One person can probably handle the assembly (slowly), but there is no way you will get this on the wall by your lonesome. Have help at the ready. Have power tools – particularly a cordless drill and screwdriver – on hand. Also levels, measuring tapes, stepladders, etc. Regardless of what kind of wall this will installed on (but especially if on drywall!!), map out the positioning on the wall beforehand. Locate studs if applicable and be prepared to make your own holes/ignore any predrilled holes. The wall screws that come with the unit are junk – every other one ended up stripped. Buy your own that are better quality. The package includes plastic concrete anchors but we didn’t use those since we were screwing directly into studs, so I can’t speak to quality of those. The unit is assembled into two separate pieces: the larger flat wall panel with the upper shelf, and the lower base shelf/cabinet. You mount each piece to the wall independently by first affixing a series of tongue-and-groove support boards to the wall, then lifting the (with corresponding channel boards attached to the back) onto the support boards. Slide to adjust and voila, done. This is actually the easy part. It’s heavy, but it’s not hard. The hard part is getting the order of operations right – something the instructions will not tell you. 1) The lower base shelf/cabinet unit must go on first – if the upper panel piece goes on first, there will be no room to lift the base piece over the tongue-and-groove board because there’s now a panel sitting on it. 2) Before you float the base unit, THREAD YOUR WIRING. There is a cord channel in the back, but the gap between the back of the unit and the wall is not quite 1” wide – I don’t know what electrical plugs look like in Brazil where this is made, but the channel is not nearly large enough to fit a standard plug of most US electronic appliances, much less a 3-prong or something larger. We had to actually put all the small electronics onto the shelf unit while still on the floor, run the cords up through the channel, then lift the base onto the support mount while praying the DVD player wouldn’t slide out and crash onto the floor. But, this is absolutely necessary, because once that thing is on the wall, there is no way you are fitting your plugs through that gap after the fact. 3) Repeat the pre-threaded cord steps for the upper panel too. This is really why it’s best to have three people for the install – two to lift and one to thread. 4) **VERY IMPORTANT!!!** Mounting the TV – HA HA HA HA. I laugh because there is not a single word of instruction on how to do this. The product description claims “Includes Brackets to Mount TV on Panel” and “The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV” and “Simply attach it to the panel using the built-in TV mount”. We could not figure out for the life of us what “built-in brackets” was supposed to mean, there was nothing in the box that even remotely resembled a bracket (we searched every box 3 times and concluded it was not sent), and the assembly instructions say merely “Mount your TV and enjoy!” with an illustration of a mounted TV. That’s it. Luckily we checked these steps BEFORE mounting the upper panel to the wall so weren't totally hosed. At 6pm on a Saturday, we were faced with the choices of 1) playing customer service round-robin and trying to get the part shipped to us, meaning we might be on the phone forever and be without our TV for who knows how long, or 2) working out an immediate-gratification alternative that probably meant spending more money. After some thought, we decided not to mess around with any factory-type bracket system. For the sake of both stability and impatience, we opted to make a late-night big box run and purchase a separate mount kit that was sure to work with our TV. (After reading other reviews, this was a wise decision being as apparently the factory mount is very small and flimsy.) Then, my husband did some further retrofitting to shore up the drywall installation. First, he cut a piece of 5/16” plywood to run across the 2 center studs. He then screwed that plywood into each stud beneath the factory-supplied tongue-and-groove support board (also 5/16”) - see photo attached. The center of the support board could now ‘rest’ on the plywood, and the plywood filled in some of the dead space on the back of the upper panel – just made it a bit stronger overall. (We also decided to take the lower unit off the wall and reinforce it with plywood as well.) Next, he marked the plywood borders with a yellow Post-It on the front of the lower base unit. We then set the upper panel in place (after threading the cords!!). One the unit was on the wall, he marked his stud locations under the panel by following the Post-It upward. The mount kit we purchased was wide enough to screw into the studs on each side, so he used 5” bolt head wood screws to drill through the front of the panel, through the plywood beneath, and into the studs. Yeah, this put some pretty gnarly holes into the front panel of the unit, but you can’t see them while the TV is mounted, even from the side (see photo), and after all of this we are NEVER, and I repeat NEVER, taking this sucker off the wall anyway. This unit will be sold with the house! Now that the unit is up, we agree that it looks great and are very happy with the purchase. The slim profile makes everything look so neat and clean, and not having a piece of furniture on the floor that acts as a dog hair repository is fantastic. There’s some cord management stuff to be worked out, but overall we really, really like the look and the modern aesthetic was exactly what we wanted. To anyone out there thinking of purchasing this piece, I say it’s worth it, but you’re going to have to work for it. TL;DR: This CAN be installed on drywall. You WILL have to modify and retrofit the hell out of it. You WILL need multiple people with some degree of expertise to install it. It WILL take a long time to assemble and hang. It WILL look nice after it’s done.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Mayzak - Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017
10 Steps to Easy Installation
1. Read the instructions 2. Re-read the instructions and consider taking Amazon up on their offer of professional installation 3. Assemble using your best Ikea skills, convincing yourself that this isn't so difficult 4. Attempt to lift pieces by yourself, get frustrated, and give up until your partner comes home 5. Have a beer and consider again whether you should have purchased Amazon professional installation 6. Mount the rails to the wall in sheer terror that your panels will not be level or aligned 7. Argue with your partner about feeding HDMI and power cables through the holes *before* hanging the panels 8. Lift the pieces, hang them on the wall, and sigh in relief that the panels are straight 9. Laugh at how simple it is to mount your TV 10. Sit back, enjoy your gorgeous new built-in, and wonder if you should have used Amazon professional installation This is a great piece of furniture at a bargain price. MDF is dense (e.g. better than Ikea) with a durable gloss white finish, panels fit nicely together, and they even send extra hardware in case you lose a screw. If you've hung cabinets before and have a friend/spouse to help you, this will likely be an easy install. If not, this will be the single most difficult piece of furniture you will ever assemble. Either way, the end result is worth it in spades.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Denverdude - Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
Hire an installer!
Amazon offers installation for less than $100. After reading the fine print, I wonder if that means they actually hang it on the wall or if they just assemble the main pieces and leave the rest to you. I have to say, this was a challenge. First off, it was not delivered "inside my door". I might have been able to ask, but the guy had delivered it on a pallet jack and would have to walk a block to get one. I moved it all myself. It came in 2 pieces. Both quite heavy for the average person. I had no issues, but my wife would have. Unboxing - Make sure you have a large work area free of anything that can scratch the surface. The white finish mars easily. They recommend using the cardboard to protect the unit and I did, but there is another use for the cardboard... It came with an ABSURD amount of cardboard. They could have easily used it to create a template that you could have drawn on the wall with so the holes align, but they didn't. Pros: It looks great! It really is a focal point of the room! Nice finish (even if it mars easily) Very modern Cons: Heavy Instructions are lacking Lots of extra pieces that make you wonder if you forgot to fasten something. Take IKEA instructions, put them in the hands of a drunk guy, blend them, then translate them into 4 languages before you use Google translate to convert into English. As noted, there are mistakes in the instructions, the parts are not well organized and you have a lot of leftover parts, and there are holes etc not drilled or shown. They really should have included a template that was easy to mark the holes with for the wall mounting part. They have a ton of cardboard which they could have included it on but they did not. The mounting instructions are in MM and then converted into inches. I'm sorry, but who knows where to find .09 inches on a tape measure? The measurements need to be PRECISE or it will not fit properly. The conversion to CM is easier, but still a bit tricky for people not comfortable with measuring. All the videos show the mounting brackets to be long pieces of wood that mount to the wall. This would allow you to anchor to a stud! However, mine came with metal brackets. One for the wall, once for the unit. If all the pieces are installed properly, then you just mate them and they slide into place. Sounds easy but it is not! Here are my recommendations. Buy it from the cheapest seller. I purchased from Amazon, fulfilled by amazon in case I had any issues. Buying from amazon saved me a few hundred, but buying from a seller on amazon would have saved me another $100 or so. Still a nice heavy duty piece! Think about hiring a pro to do it. It's heavy and awkward and you need 2 people to do it. Also a few more tools than some people have at the ready. "Measure 12 times and cut once". Yes, even though I did this I did not notice the 1 CM issue and had to uninstall and redo many of the mounts. Not a good thing. Not a good thing at all. Make sure you have the right wall fasteners. They include (at least with mine) inserts that are typically used for concrete. I wouldn't use them for concrete! I went with recommended toggle bolts. That too was a mistake and I ended up using Molly bolts. Why? Toggle bolts require you to drill a large hole in order to get the toggle through. That produces a screw that does not sit flush with the wall and then your locations are off fractions of an inch and can shift once weight is added. Not a good thing. With Molly bolts you can put them on the exact spot and not worry about shifting. I had drilled an exploratory hole in the wall to determine plaster or drywall and the thickness of it. Even still, I was guided to toggle bolts. Don't fall for it. Use Molly. Even if you can assemble the toughest that a Swedish store can produce, you can find a stud 16" on center and read a tape measure or find a stud etc, think about having someone install this! It is very heavy, awkward and requires a ton of measuring, drilling etc. You should have good knowledge of fasteners as well. I prepared myself for the install by watching a ton of videos and buying everything I needed. I am now the proud owner of a stud finder which I will never use. Ever. Not to mention probably $30 in fasteners that didn't work as intended, and I HAD to buy a measuring tape that had metric. Had I known that the measurements were going to be in MM I would have purchased a tape measure that did MM. Instead I had to settle for one that used CM. So I still had to convert. However, those conversions were easier and easier to measure out than converting MM to inches and feet. I measured MULTIPLE times. However, due to quite a few errors on the instructions and one error from my assistant, one side was measure exactly 1 CM shorter, and only on one bracket. Suffice it to say that causes a lot of issues. My highest recommendation is that you build a fake a wall in which to test your measurements and mount it to before drilling the final holes. Do this once it is "fully" assembled (mine was 2 parts that need to be installed, the bottom "shelf" and the top part that you mount the TV to. Having a fake wall (2x4's and a single sheet of 1/2" plywood) would allow you to see where anything might go wrong. If it all fits perfect then you have a template for mounting. Alternately, you can decide where you want the brackets on the wall and then mark them on the unit to be mounted. That way you can anchor to a few studs and not have to deal with a lot of issues or worry about it pulling out of the drywall or plaster. You can mount the brackets to just about anywhere on the unit itself, so why not make your life easy and make your OWN template? Next time (if I ever have to do this again) I would simply pre assemble the unit prior, mark the holes used for screwing the brackets to the unit on the included cardboard, and then drill and mount the brackets to the wall. Not sure why I didn't do this in first place. But I had faith in the directions! Bottom line: I would give it 5 stars, but the instructions are atrocious and I had to purchase extra tools to install it. It took me the better part of a full day (and I am somewhat mechanically inclined and can also build things without instructions). The surface mars easily, so make sure you don't scratch it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca S. - Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2016
Overall I am happy with the product and the end result
It took me a couple of days to put together a comprehensive and objective review of this entertainment center. Overall I am happy with the product and the end result, but I want to make VERY CLEAR to prospective buyers exactly what they are getting and what to expect once they do get it. First, the item was in good shape. When we opened the box for inspection there were a few very tiny dings here and there, but that’s to be expected when you order something that ships in a flat box – a bit of brown craft paint touchup did the trick but even without that the dings weren’t very noticeable. Now, the unit itself: The piece is…fine. It’s a mass-manufactured fake wood product, so you get what you pay for. We bought this for the aesthetic more than the superior quality, so I guess my point is to keep your expectations realistic. It looks good, the finish cleans up easily, but this isn’t going to be something you hand down to your grandkids or anything. It is what it is. OK, so…installation. Hoo boy. I had read the reviews of other Manhattan Comfort floating units, and when other reviewers say that installation is ‘tricky’, they aren’t kidding. This thing is no joke. I will be honest and say that we ordered this piece with full intention of installing on drywall and not brick/concrete as recommended in the specs, so we knew already that there would be some extra challenges. Before wisely conceding to my logic of “can we can we please just buy one instead”, my husband had planned to build one of these himself from scratch, so had already located all studs and marked centers necessary for a floating installation; we assumed that we would just be modifying the instructions a bit, relocating some drill points and whatnot. However, given the size of this monster, we also opted to go ahead and purchase the installation service to assist with the process – and by “assist”, I mean “do pretty much everything so we don’t have to”. That ended up being a complete waste of time and money. FAIR WARNING: If you choose to have an Amazon installer take care of this for you, make sure that the provider fully understands what kind of unit this is, how large it is, and what kind of modifications may be needed for installation. The ball was dropped here for our install; I don’t know by whom, but you can imagine my surprise when the professional installer on my doorstep is a lone woman with a small bag of hand tools here to hang this beast that is 7’ wide, 5’ high, and almost 200 lbs. After two hours of struggling to simply assemble the thing – with OUR power tools and with my husband helping her with the instructions – she finally just stepped back and let my husband take over the process of wall installation, again using tools from our garage. She left when it was about halfway done and we finished it ourselves the next day. So, installation service, no bueno. She did admit when she arrived that she had never done a floating install before and was also without her usual partner that day, so there was clearly miscommunication regarding what kind of unit this was and the manpower needed for it. Some notes on the assemblage and installation: As stated above, you will absolutely need to know what you’re doing and/or have experience in DIY and home renovation. If you have total confidence in your skills because you’ve climbed Mount Ikea a couple of times, you are going to be in for a major shock and probably a damaged unit. This is definitely a two – or even three – person job. One person can probably handle the assembly (slowly), but there is no way you will get this on the wall by your lonesome. Have help at the ready. Have power tools – particularly a cordless drill and screwdriver – on hand. Also levels, measuring tapes, stepladders, etc. Regardless of what kind of wall this will installed on (but especially if on drywall!!), map out the positioning on the wall beforehand. Locate studs if applicable and be prepared to make your own holes/ignore any predrilled holes. The wall screws that come with the unit are junk – every other one ended up stripped. Buy your own that are better quality. The package includes plastic concrete anchors but we didn’t use those since we were screwing directly into studs, so I can’t speak to quality of those. The unit is assembled into two separate pieces: the larger flat wall panel with the upper shelf, and the lower base shelf/cabinet. You mount each piece to the wall independently by first affixing a series of tongue-and-groove support boards to the wall, then lifting the (with corresponding channel boards attached to the back) onto the support boards. Slide to adjust and voila, done. This is actually the easy part. It’s heavy, but it’s not hard. The hard part is getting the order of operations right – something the instructions will not tell you. 1) The lower base shelf/cabinet unit must go on first – if the upper panel piece goes on first, there will be no room to lift the base piece over the tongue-and-groove board because there’s now a panel sitting on it. 2) Before you float the base unit, THREAD YOUR WIRING. There is a cord channel in the back, but the gap between the back of the unit and the wall is not quite 1” wide – I don’t know what electrical plugs look like in Brazil where this is made, but the channel is not nearly large enough to fit a standard plug of most US electronic appliances, much less a 3-prong or something larger. We had to actually put all the small electronics onto the shelf unit while still on the floor, run the cords up through the channel, then lift the base onto the support mount while praying the DVD player wouldn’t slide out and crash onto the floor. But, this is absolutely necessary, because once that thing is on the wall, there is no way you are fitting your plugs through that gap after the fact. 3) Repeat the pre-threaded cord steps for the upper panel too. This is really why it’s best to have three people for the install – two to lift and one to thread. 4) **VERY IMPORTANT!!!** Mounting the TV – HA HA HA HA. I laugh because there is not a single word of instruction on how to do this. The product description claims “Includes Brackets to Mount TV on Panel” and “The City 2.2 comes with built-in brackets to conveniently hang your TV” and “Simply attach it to the panel using the built-in TV mount”. We could not figure out for the life of us what “built-in brackets” was supposed to mean, there was nothing in the box that even remotely resembled a bracket (we searched every box 3 times and concluded it was not sent), and the assembly instructions say merely “Mount your TV and enjoy!” with an illustration of a mounted TV. That’s it. Luckily we checked these steps BEFORE mounting the upper panel to the wall so weren't totally hosed. At 6pm on a Saturday, we were faced with the choices of 1) playing customer service round-robin and trying to get the part shipped to us, meaning we might be on the phone forever and be without our TV for who knows how long, or 2) working out an immediate-gratification alternative that probably meant spending more money. After some thought, we decided not to mess around with any factory-type bracket system. For the sake of both stability and impatience, we opted to make a late-night big box run and purchase a separate mount kit that was sure to work with our TV. (After reading other reviews, this was a wise decision being as apparently the factory mount is very small and flimsy.) Then, my husband did some further retrofitting to shore up the drywall installation. First, he cut a piece of 5/16” plywood to run across the 2 center studs. He then screwed that plywood into each stud beneath the factory-supplied tongue-and-groove support board (also 5/16”) - see photo attached. The center of the support board could now ‘rest’ on the plywood, and the plywood filled in some of the dead space on the back of the upper panel – just made it a bit stronger overall. (We also decided to take the lower unit off the wall and reinforce it with plywood as well.) Next, he marked the plywood borders with a yellow Post-It on the front of the lower base unit. We then set the upper panel in place (after threading the cords!!). One the unit was on the wall, he marked his stud locations under the panel by following the Post-It upward. The mount kit we purchased was wide enough to screw into the studs on each side, so he used 5” bolt head wood screws to drill through the front of the panel, through the plywood beneath, and into the studs. Yeah, this put some pretty gnarly holes into the front panel of the unit, but you can’t see them while the TV is mounted, even from the side (see photo), and after all of this we are NEVER, and I repeat NEVER, taking this sucker off the wall anyway. This unit will be sold with the house! Now that the unit is up, we agree that it looks great and are very happy with the purchase. The slim profile makes everything look so neat and clean, and not having a piece of furniture on the floor that acts as a dog hair repository is fantastic. There’s some cord management stuff to be worked out, but overall we really, really like the look and the modern aesthetic was exactly what we wanted. To anyone out there thinking of purchasing this piece, I say it’s worth it, but you’re going to have to work for it. TL;DR: This CAN be installed on drywall. You WILL have to modify and retrofit the hell out of it. You WILL need multiple people with some degree of expertise to install it. It WILL take a long time to assemble and hang. It WILL look nice after it’s done.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Mayzak - Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2017
10 Steps to Easy Installation
1. Read the instructions 2. Re-read the instructions and consider taking Amazon up on their offer of professional installation 3. Assemble using your best Ikea skills, convincing yourself that this isn't so difficult 4. Attempt to lift pieces by yourself, get frustrated, and give up until your partner comes home 5. Have a beer and consider again whether you should have purchased Amazon professional installation 6. Mount the rails to the wall in sheer terror that your panels will not be level or aligned 7. Argue with your partner about feeding HDMI and power cables through the holes *before* hanging the panels 8. Lift the pieces, hang them on the wall, and sigh in relief that the panels are straight 9. Laugh at how simple it is to mount your TV 10. Sit back, enjoy your gorgeous new built-in, and wonder if you should have used Amazon professional installation This is a great piece of furniture at a bargain price. MDF is dense (e.g. better than Ikea) with a durable gloss white finish, panels fit nicely together, and they even send extra hardware in case you lose a screw. If you've hung cabinets before and have a friend/spouse to help you, this will likely be an easy install. If not, this will be the single most difficult piece of furniture you will ever assemble. Either way, the end result is worth it in spades.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Denverdude - Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
Hire an installer!
Amazon offers installation for less than $100. After reading the fine print, I wonder if that means they actually hang it on the wall or if they just assemble the main pieces and leave the rest to you. I have to say, this was a challenge. First off, it was not delivered "inside my door". I might have been able to ask, but the guy had delivered it on a pallet jack and would have to walk a block to get one. I moved it all myself. It came in 2 pieces. Both quite heavy for the average person. I had no issues, but my wife would have. Unboxing - Make sure you have a large work area free of anything that can scratch the surface. The white finish mars easily. They recommend using the cardboard to protect the unit and I did, but there is another use for the cardboard... It came with an ABSURD amount of cardboard. They could have easily used it to create a template that you could have drawn on the wall with so the holes align, but they didn't. Pros: It looks great! It really is a focal point of the room! Nice finish (even if it mars easily) Very modern Cons: Heavy Instructions are lacking Lots of extra pieces that make you wonder if you forgot to fasten something. Take IKEA instructions, put them in the hands of a drunk guy, blend them, then translate them into 4 languages before you use Google translate to convert into English. As noted, there are mistakes in the instructions, the parts are not well organized and you have a lot of leftover parts, and there are holes etc not drilled or shown. They really should have included a template that was easy to mark the holes with for the wall mounting part. They have a ton of cardboard which they could have included it on but they did not. The mounting instructions are in MM and then converted into inches. I'm sorry, but who knows where to find .09 inches on a tape measure? The measurements need to be PRECISE or it will not fit properly. The conversion to CM is easier, but still a bit tricky for people not comfortable with measuring. All the videos show the mounting brackets to be long pieces of wood that mount to the wall. This would allow you to anchor to a stud! However, mine came with metal brackets. One for the wall, once for the unit. If all the pieces are installed properly, then you just mate them and they slide into place. Sounds easy but it is not! Here are my recommendations. Buy it from the cheapest seller. I purchased from Amazon, fulfilled by amazon in case I had any issues. Buying from amazon saved me a few hundred, but buying from a seller on amazon would have saved me another $100 or so. Still a nice heavy duty piece! Think about hiring a pro to do it. It's heavy and awkward and you need 2 people to do it. Also a few more tools than some people have at the ready. "Measure 12 times and cut once". Yes, even though I did this I did not notice the 1 CM issue and had to uninstall and redo many of the mounts. Not a good thing. Not a good thing at all. Make sure you have the right wall fasteners. They include (at least with mine) inserts that are typically used for concrete. I wouldn't use them for concrete! I went with recommended toggle bolts. That too was a mistake and I ended up using Molly bolts. Why? Toggle bolts require you to drill a large hole in order to get the toggle through. That produces a screw that does not sit flush with the wall and then your locations are off fractions of an inch and can shift once weight is added. Not a good thing. With Molly bolts you can put them on the exact spot and not worry about shifting. I had drilled an exploratory hole in the wall to determine plaster or drywall and the thickness of it. Even still, I was guided to toggle bolts. Don't fall for it. Use Molly. Even if you can assemble the toughest that a Swedish store can produce, you can find a stud 16" on center and read a tape measure or find a stud etc, think about having someone install this! It is very heavy, awkward and requires a ton of measuring, drilling etc. You should have good knowledge of fasteners as well. I prepared myself for the install by watching a ton of videos and buying everything I needed. I am now the proud owner of a stud finder which I will never use. Ever. Not to mention probably $30 in fasteners that didn't work as intended, and I HAD to buy a measuring tape that had metric. Had I known that the measurements were going to be in MM I would have purchased a tape measure that did MM. Instead I had to settle for one that used CM. So I still had to convert. However, those conversions were easier and easier to measure out than converting MM to inches and feet. I measured MULTIPLE times. However, due to quite a few errors on the instructions and one error from my assistant, one side was measure exactly 1 CM shorter, and only on one bracket. Suffice it to say that causes a lot of issues. My highest recommendation is that you build a fake a wall in which to test your measurements and mount it to before drilling the final holes. Do this once it is "fully" assembled (mine was 2 parts that need to be installed, the bottom "shelf" and the top part that you mount the TV to. Having a fake wall (2x4's and a single sheet of 1/2" plywood) would allow you to see where anything might go wrong. If it all fits perfect then you have a template for mounting. Alternately, you can decide where you want the brackets on the wall and then mark them on the unit to be mounted. That way you can anchor to a few studs and not have to deal with a lot of issues or worry about it pulling out of the drywall or plaster. You can mount the brackets to just about anywhere on the unit itself, so why not make your life easy and make your OWN template? Next time (if I ever have to do this again) I would simply pre assemble the unit prior, mark the holes used for screwing the brackets to the unit on the included cardboard, and then drill and mount the brackets to the wall. Not sure why I didn't do this in first place. But I had faith in the directions! Bottom line: I would give it 5 stars, but the instructions are atrocious and I had to purchase extra tools to install it. It took me the better part of a full day (and I am somewhat mechanically inclined and can also build things without instructions). The surface mars easily, so make sure you don't scratch it.