Thank goodness another reviewer pointed out that this item is painted metal, not wood, so I knew what to expect. Although I, too, would have preferred solid wood (although it would have been far more expensive), it looks good. We have it flush against a wall, but it would work well in a corner as well. It accommodates our TV (31.5" wide from one end of frame to the other) perfectly, with plenty of room to spare, so it doesn't look crowded. It could easily accommodate a 40" wide TV (including frame) and still look fine. You'd just have to place the TV further to the front of the stand, as it's wider in front, than back. We have ours square in the middle. There were a couple of nicks in the painted metal, but it comes with a marker to cover up imperfections. The marker color isn't quite dark enought, but as it turned out, the nicks are totally out of view, as the top layer of glass hangs over the metal support, blocking the view of the nicked edge. A pad that sits between the metal and the glass was broken (though usuable). I wrote and asked for a replacement. Not only did they send it right out, for free, they also gave me 10% off of the total cost. Nice. NOTE: Bell'O is etched in the glass on the underside of the front right corner. At first I thought it would bug me, but it's barely perceptible.