December 18, 2022
I’ve been looking for a simple, mid-century TV stand for quite some time, but was never really happy with most of the options available on the market.
They are typically big and boxy and are designed as a media unit—not just something to hold a TV.
Then I came across the JALG TV stand, which seemed like it had everything I was looking for. It has a minimalist design, mid-century aesthetics (it’s all about those wooden legs), and a footprint so small that it would be perfect in our small apartment.
I reached out to see if they were interested in a review, and a week later the box arrived on my doorstep. Let's take a look.
The JALG TV stand design is so unique, I couldn’t find anything else on the market that’s similar in design.
Its defining feature is the signature wooden legs, which slowly taper down from the base of the TV to the floor.
It’s a defining characteristic of mid-century, Scandinavian, and Japandi design, which not only looks great but makes the room it’s in feel bigger as well.
Packaging designed for protection
The first thing I noticed when the box arrived was how well it was packaged. I live in Canada, and when I order something from another country, there’s always a risk of the contents getting damaged in transport.
Thankfully that wasn’t the case here.
On the inside of the box, you’ll find the stand completely surrounded by a foam material, packed in tight with no wiggle room.
What’s inside the box?
The stand is remarkably simple in its design, so the box is actually quite small. Inside there are the 4 legs, the main frame that mounts to the tv, two small pieces for the soundbar, and some hardware to put it all together.
I’m not a fan of big, obvious branding on the products, so thankfully this laser-cut JALG logo is completely hidden from view when the stand is all assembled.
The instructions are very clear, and the added visuals for each step are a nice touch.
Most of the hardware they’ve included is a bronze color, but there are also some complimentary pieces in black. These aren’t visible after the stand is put together, but the color combination is kind of nice.
Putting the JALG TV Stand together was much easier than I was anticipating, and if I wasn’t taking photos during this process, I could have easily completed it within 10-15 minutes. Here’s a breakdown of what it looks like:
You start off by using the included tools to attach the 4 wooden legs to each spot on the steel frame.
I like how there are these small cutouts on each of the wooden legs—it makes it simple to make sure everything is lined up correctly with the frame as you’re screwing things in.
Here it is with all 4 legs attached.
Next up, you’ll need to attach the primary brackets to the frame, which will be what screws into the back of your TV using a standard VESA mount layout.
There are multiple places you can screw these into on the frame, so I measured the distance between the VESA mount screws on my TV and matched them up to the corresponding holes on the frame.
Once your brackets are in place, all you need to do is place your TV on the frame, then screw these long bolts in through the brackets into the TV.
That’s it! I love the look of the final product, it’s just so simple and clean. It’s also remarkably thin, so you’re able to get it pretty close to the wall.
What about all the cables?
The first thing that went through my mind as I was finishing this up, was trying to figure out what I was going to do with all the cables.
In the photo above, you can see what it looks like with a single power cable (which is what all their marketing photos show), but in reality, I was dealing with a PS5, Nintendo Switch, Chromecast and a large powerbar.
Thankfully JALG already thought about this and left enough room on the back of the frame behind the TV to act as a shelf for the powerbar.
It’s a really nice touch, and something I wasn’t aware of until after everything was assembled.
Included soundbar attachment
The other huge addition to the JALG TV stand is the attached brackets for your soundbar. At first, I had no idea what these were, thinking they were required for an extra-large TV, or some different mounting method.
I was going to go on their site to purchase the soundbar stand separately, only to realize that’s what the included brackets were for!
This should give you a better idea of what a realistic setup would look like. I’ve got my power bar mounted behind the TV, which connects to my PS5, soundbar, Chromecast, and Nintendo Switch.
I’ve routed all of the cables down one leg and attached them all with a single strip of velcro, so the end result looks great.
I did notice that my cheap soundbar was making a rattling sound on the metal bracket while watching movies, but it went away after I placed a small piece of drawer liner between the soundbar and the bracket.
If you don't have a need for the soundbar brackets, they have an additional small shelf available on their accessories page that would allow you to place some small items on.
- Minimalist design
- Easy assembly
- Fair pricing
- Thoughtful design details throughout the entire product
- Not great for those that have lots of home stereo equipment (amp, receiver, record player etc) below the TV
- Cables are extra visible
Frequently asked questions
What size TV does it fit?
The standard size fits TVs from 42-55”. If you’ve got something larger, their XL model will support TVs from 55-77”
What materials and colors does it come in?
- Oak/Natural Oil Wax
- Birch/Natural Glossy
- Birch/Chestnut Brown
- Birch/Amber Yellow
- Metal Hairpin
How much is it?
The standard sizes range from $486—$626, the XL range is $598—$765, and the metal hairpin leg version is $417—445
Is it easy to assemble?
It’s very easy to assemble, but I would recommend you have someone help when attaching the TV to the stand.
How are the customer reviews?
As of the writing of this article, there are 490 reviews for the various JALG TV stands, and they average out to 5/5 stars. Not bad.
Overall, I don’t think I could be more impressed with the JALG TV Stand. The attention to detail is noticeable, from opening the package to the final assembly.
The design is modern and is great for small spaces since the minimal design takes up very little space.
All in all, I’d highly recommend this to someone that values good design, and has a simple media setup like I’ve shown here.