Note: I bought this through the Sears website, but fulfilled by Overstock. I'm posting a copy of the review I wrote at Sears.com here to share. --- I bought this nightstand because I wanted some nice furniture after getting a real job, and wanted to upgrade from the ikea type of laminated furniture that I used throughout college and grad school. This looked quite promising as it was described as solid oak. When it arrived, it's not too disappointing, but I definitely want to warn you that it's not solid oak as advertised. Packaging: 5/5. When this arrived today, I was worried because there was a 1 inch hole in one of the sides of the outside cardboard box, probably from somebody dropping a package on it en route. But when I opened it up, I found several layers of cardboard and styrofoam around the nightstand, and it wasn't damaged at all. Happy about it. Ease of assembly: 5/5 Came preassembled. Didn't have to waste time trying to figure out how to put it together - Excellent appearance: It looks good, with a nice rich espresso color. The surface is clearly veneered; you can tell this from the fact that the grain on the top surface of the nightstand does not carry over to the edges. I'm okay with this, but Sears really should clarify the description on the product page. Frame: 5/5. Solid and heavy. Stands well on the floor, no wobble. I'm guessing that based on a weight of about 50 lbs, a substantial amount of this piece of furniture could be real hardwood. But definitely not the drawers (see below) Drawers: 2/5. The drawers are relatively flimsy for multiple reasons. This might be acceptable if this nightstand cost $*, but certainly not at the ~$*price point I paid. 1) Sides and back are made of plywood. You can most easily tell at the back corners where the ends of the plywood pieces are exposed. You can also look up from below the drawers and see the layers of the plywood on the sides and back as well. 2) Bottom of the drawers is flimsy: The inside is nicely lined with fabric, which I liked at first. But the bottom didn't feel very sturdy, so I looked at the drawers from below, and the bottom piece is obviously just medium density fiberboard, not even plywood. This probably explains why the manufacture lined the drawer: to hide the cheap material. This make it much more prong to warping than real wood. 3) Joints: Front is glued to the sides via dado joints. The sides are attached to the back with dovetail, but this is totally just for show. When you're already working with low end materials and have other joints as weak as dados, dovetails are completely superfluous, and are just there so that the manufacture can make you think it's higher quality. Overall looks great on first glance, but not as satisfying when you examine the details. Actually not too surprising since it's made in China...
I have this Nightstand as well as the bed and i love it. The color the style. the draws slide easy. It is well built, clean, elegant and consistent. It has been a great addition to my home decor. it shipped fast and arrived within a few days. couldn't be more happy with it.
We purchased the entire Abbyson Living Kingston bedroom furniture set, and we couldn't be more pleased. The quality is top notch, the color is a beautiful dark espresso, and the design is exactly what we were looking for. The drawers slide very smoothly, the wood is sturdy, and we have been very pleased for the two years we have owned these pieces.
Ordered a set; both had serious, visible flaws in the finish as well as small areas that were not stained (raw wood). One night stand's drawer was unable to be opened -- the corner where the two pieces of wood met was not aligned at all. Really poor quality and terrible construction. Returned and will not order from this manufacturer again.
We ordered 2 of these night stands. They arrived quickly and were well packaged. They are very nice looking and are good quality, but one wobbles a little bit. The lining in the drawers is a very nice touch. Overall, they are excellent value for the money.
I just bought a house. After years of apartment dwelling and using cheap furniture (thanks Sauder), I decided it was time to replace my old, beat up furniture - that had been moved many times - with some quality furniture that will last me a long time. I opted to get two of these Abbyson Kingston nightstands, the matching dresser, and the Waynesborough Queen-size bed for my bedroom. Additionally, I live in Ohio where we have tons of Amish custom furniture stores so I bought a small table for my eat-in kitchen from a local Amish craftsman (and browsed their selection of nightstands and dressers). Now, onto the nightstand...and what I think of its quality vs. Amish-built furniture. The Abbyson Kingston nightstand is very, very nice for the $%^& that I paid. I give it a 4.5 stars out of 5 - and it gets much of that rating because it is a great value for the money. It is a solid piece of furniture, though I'm not sure that is it 100% oak throughout. The back of the nightstand is a little rough and could have used more finishing (as could the bottom where I almost got a splinter from lifting the nightstand). I'm thinking that the back of the nightstand may be plywood??? Either way, it is NOT MDF or a cheap wood - it is quite thick and solid. I'm not worried about it's durability and anticipate that this will last a LONG time. The front, top, and sides of the Kingston were smooth and the finishing was ALMOST as nice as anything I saw in the custom furniture stores. I'm not gonna complain about the rough finishing on the back and bottom. Should I have purchased my nightstands at the Amish furniture store, I could have expected to pay $#$%-$*(&^ per nightstand for solid oak, brown maple, or cherry. Yes, I'm certain that the back and bottom of the nightstand would have been finished to absolute perfection and that the drawers would have actually been dovetailed (they weren't in the Kingston), but I also would have paid a lot more. If you are a looking for quality, durable furniture, this is it. You will not find a nicer nightstand, assembled and delivered, for $$%^. However, if you are looking for heirloom furniture, you should look somewhere else. PS - I did not buy the Kingston Queen set because I liked the Waynesborough bed more than Kingston bed. The color of the Waynesborough is darker (nearly black) than the Abbyson, but they still look great together and are of high quality. I do recommend them together!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Somewhat accurate: no dovetail joints
I was looking for a nice-quality, already assembled, dark espresso stain nightstand to coordinate with pre-existing furniture in my bedroom. This piece is perfect! It has a very clean and sophisticated look. I love how I can hide my clutter in the drawers and keep the top very neat and tidy. I had some Overstock rewards dollars and the piece had an additional discount, and free shipping, so I feel like I got an amazing deal on this piece!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Met expectations
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent-solid woods, smooth glide drawers, comes already assembled, and free shipping!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate!
Beautiful piece of furniture! We are as happy with it as we expected to be, given all the glowing reviews of the various pieces in this line. The end table is very LOW - it's perfect for our low platform bed, but be sure to pay attention to the height of the piece, as it would not have worked well with our former traditional frame-boxspring-mattress setup. We can't wait to fill our bedroom with the rest of the coordinating pieces now that Abbyson has passed the first test :)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality! Smooth drawer glides, ample drawer room, beautiful even color and finish.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate, minus the measurements. The actual piece was 2 inches narrower (in width) than was described online.
Love the nightstand and I can't wait to order the chest....
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The espresso color was perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was better than what I could have gotten at the furniture store.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly like it was online.
Nice quality night stands. Received them in about week of ordering. No damages. Easy to unpack. Only disappointment they do not match perfectly. One is a little lighter than the other but should not be too noticeable on each side of bed (awaiting its arrival) I am still happy with this purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good color however, the two I received aren't perfectly matched.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Love this piece by Abbyson. It was true in size, color and quality. Love it! So happy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality/ well made
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? spot on