Combine sleek style and functionality with this two-door wood buffet. Made from durable rubberwood with a wenge finish, this beautiful buffet features four adjustable shelves with metal drawer glides and integrated drawer and door pulls....more
I don't like veneer, so I was excited to see that this is made from solid rubber wood. After I bought it, I checked what this rubber wood actually is, and the general description is that its about the cheapest wood available. I have another runner wood item from Overstock and that split open after only a few months. Holding my breath for this one. Assembly was doable, but it did take 2 rather handy people (I think...) a whole evening. Poor instructions, and they saved on material where they could (cheap press-wood on inside of drawers).
Make sure, if you buy it, to realize that this comes in 3 boxes (I didnt remember reading that on the website - but it is on there). We initially got delivered 2 huge ones and just assumed that all would arrive at once, only to unpack everything, have a big mess everywhere and then wonder where certain parts are... That made for a very crappy evening...
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. not too impressed.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I was overly ambitious when I thought I could put this together by myself. In fact, I am taking a break now to write this review. I had been working on it for 4 hours, and I am only halfway done. I might have been able to save some time if I owned a power drill, but I only have a hammer and a couple of screwdrivers. The panels are solid wood, so it was very difficult for me to keep the screws straight and to put pressure all at the same time (I'm only 5 feet tall and 100 #s). Most of the screws went in crooked and that's not good. I got to the stage of putting on the doors, and that process defeated me. I am going to give up today and get a friend to come tomorrow to help me with this. But for my lack of skills in putting this together, I think the product itself is very sturdy and pretty. The finish looks as it does in the picture, and the buffet is larger than I imagined. I plan to use it to store linens, toiletries, and other like things because my bathroom has no storage whatsoever. Once it's completed, I am sure I'll be very happy with it, but for now, I am rather bitter as I look at all the parts strewn across my hallway and living room. I will also buy a power drill tomorrow.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The picture is representative of the product.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid
before I ordered this product I read the reviews and was a bit afraid of the assembly process as everybody complained about it being too difficult. Well, I am not a rocket scientist but I was not too complicated to assembly ... lay out all parts in front of you, and always compare number on instruction with what you are doing and nothing should go wrong ... you should have a electric drill though as this will save you tons of work screwing everything together. I did it all by myself, no help and is was not a problem at all ...
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as shown
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very nice
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
After reading some of the reviews on this product, we were a little reluctant to purchase. The reviews were mixed. Some reviewers said that it took up to 5+ hrs to assemble. One reviewer indicated that the product was shipped in three separate boxes that arrived at different times. Since it was a perfect match to our decor and was what we were looking for, we decided to ignore the reviews and buy anyway.
We received the shipment within 5 days of order and all 3 boxes arrived together. Instructions were detailed and concise. Parts were clearly marked. Assembly went smoothly and only took my husband and me approximately 3 hours. Once assembled, we were so happy with our decision. It looks like it was delivered preassembled from a furniture showroom floor. The Alsa wood is absolutely gorgeous. We are so very pleased with our decision!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excelllent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
Wood is rich. Drawers are deep and hold a lot same for the cabinets, shelves are good side to hold a lot of stop. I am using this to store kids toys for now. Kids liked it, it is easy to use and keep everything organized. Assembly was easy, took my husband about an hour and a half to put together. Great buy!
This piece arrived in one week, in three large and heavy boxes. It arrived in perfect condition. My husband put it together in a couple of hours. I do think it might be a little more complicated for the average person - he's a handyman and builds custom cabinets, so this was easy for him - but he did say that if you follow the instructions, it is not that complicated. Having a good power tool is helpful, too.
He was impressed with the quality of construction for the price, which says something given his woodworking background.
It appears to be mostly solid wood; I think the inside art of the drawer is veneer over MDF. Someone made a comment here about the back, so I assumed it would be unfinished. It's not something I might like visible; it is 2 pieces of thin plywood stained to match the rest of the piece and joined with what looks like tape. It's not as unfinished as I expected based on the comment.
Overall, it's a very good-looking buffet. The color is a lovely dark brown with reddish highlights in the sunlight. The color is consistent throughout; no thin spots. It works well with my new table and chairs; a matching buffet from Furniture Row would have been twice as much money and smaller.
It is very heavy. I wish I could post photos for those with questions about the inside. Each side has two shelves. There are three deep drawers. If I had to knock anything, it would be the quality of the drawer slides, but we could replace those with better quality if they don't hold up. Same with the door hinges. This piece won't get heavy use, so I think they'll be fine.
Overall, this is an excellent value for the money and highly recommended.
Thank you for shopping with us pink4tuesday. The drawer dimensions are 27 inches W x 15.2 inches D x 5.6 inches H. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 5, 2013
What is a wenge finish? I can't tell if is redder like mahogany or more brown.leslee49 on Aug 24, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest in the Alsa 2-door 3-drawer Buffet. The Wenge finish is a dark chocolate color with amber highlights made to look exactly like wenge wood itself. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 28, 2013
More like mahogany looks really nice very happy wit it:)mali67 on Oct 10, 2013
what is the backing? Is it wood, so that it could be used as a room divider?alslush on Jan 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. The backing is not finished wood. It is a thin wood backer, not meant to be displayed. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 15, 2013
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