Like other reviewers have noted, this is not the warm brown media console depicted in the photo. It is actually a very deep, very dark brown, almost charcoal in some spots. It has a very rustic, rough finish, almost like someone has taken a blowtorch to it in random areas. If you like that kind of look, this is the piece for you. It’s heavy and solid, and doesn’t look cheap or flimsy like some tv stands that are delivered flat boxed. I am not exactly in love with the look but this stand will get the job done and I’m hoping it grows on me.