We noticed thousands of customers were complaining that most floor TV stands with mounts were falling over, sagging and couldn't handle the load of most flat and curved screens. So, we went to the drawing board and figured out how to maintain that simple, elegant look while also fortifying the design, making it durable beyond belief!After thousands of hours of testing, we discovered the ideal width and length of a properly balanced base. You'll notice our base is 23.6x15.75 inches, this provides the perfect center of gravity to keep your TV mount with shelves solid on any surface. Hold all your media items and still maintain that minimalist look. The shelf can hold a weight capacity of 11 pounds, which means almost any gaming system, DVD player, or speaker can be placed on it.