This is the third piece I purchased from this set. I have the nightstand, bed, and now dresser. All were of good quality and I have no real complains. Some little issues I could draw attention to would be that the drawer sliders make a little noise, nothing loud. And one of the holes for the pins was too tight and I almost stripped the head on it. You will need a descent screw driver and maybe a pair of pliers to put it all together. Overall the value is there, you defiantly get your money's worth. If your interested in a bed as well, I would check out the one in this set. Very solid.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color matches perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than Average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Picture says it all, that said It does seem a little shorter than one would expect.
I previewed the reviews before purchasing -- they were good and helped me. These night tables are nice in apparence, nice size drawers and ample space. The person who said it took them just 45 minutes to put them together was nuts. It does take some time, but time well spent. It was the perfect addition to my bedroom. These are nice size bed dressers - you need the room to put one on each side of the bed -- it worked for me. I'm very happy with my purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I was looking for a solid wood dresser that fit in a narrow space for as little money as possible. The frame of the dresser is definitely wood. The back of the piece and bottom of the drawers are plywood. It fits in the space and the cost was fair. BUT ... if you haven't put a piece together before, don't start with this one. (I bought two of them, so the second was easier to put together because of all this mistakes I made constructing the first one. I've put together many other pieces from Overstock, so don't consider myself to be a novice.) Also, don't consider doing it unless you have a power drill. Almost all the holes need to be widened to fit the dowels. The cam locks and bolts are very weak, so don't over-tighten them. And make darned sure that all the joints are as tight as possible, otherwise the drawers will not sit correctly later. Now to the directions: first, make sure the pieces are correctly identified. In one of my boxes, "side panel #2" was actually #3, and #3 was unlabeled (look at the holes at the tops of the side panels - that's the only difference and is critical). Step 1: the piece in the diagram is #2. You'll put #3 together as a mirror image. Don't put the cam bolts in the top of these two pieces - only the bottom. Step 2 is okay. Step 3: make sure you put the dowels in the non-cam holes. Step 4 is okay. The second Step 4 (they duplicated step numbers) is also okay (but make sure the cam holes are on the correct side of the pieces). Step 5: don't do this without another person, unless you're really, really careful. Too easy to break a piece. And be really careful turning the piece right-side up for the next step. No Step 6 (guess they corrected from the duplicate Step 4). Step 7: should show 4 chipboard screws in the drawing. Step 8: double check to make sure the rollers on the frame are toward the front. The other steps were fairly clear. The first dresser came with 2 cracked drawer fronts; Overstock was great about replacing them, but it took some time to receive them. It was nice to have the second dresser to pilfer from. I put both pieces together alone. The first took about 6 hours, the second about 4. I re-drilled almost all the holes on the second piece, and used wood glue as often as possible before sliding pieces onto the dowels. (I'll be taking the drawer fronts off the first one to redrill and glue - the holes were too small for the dowels to sit properly.) Long story short, I was looking for a piece that didn't look like all the plywood dressers I'd looked at at other sites, and this definitely fits that bill. But it was a true pain to put together. Oh - and I bought handles for the fronts of the drawers. I think that makes a huge difference in the appearance, but, hoo boy - is the wood on the front of the drawers hard to drill! All in all I'm glad I bought them, but probably wouldn't suggest them to anyone else.
I bought this entire set and this is the best piece! It's a bit involved to assemble, but once you are finished, you'll love it. The draws provide ample storage, but they are a bit long and feel a little flimsy opening and closing. Otherwise, I love it! Make sure that low profile is what you are going for...
Great piece of furniture for the price. Was very easy to put together. The directions were so clear that my nine year old daughter helped. If you can build with Lincoln Logs then you can put this together. I had it assembled within half an hour. My only complaint would be some minor shipping damage that I was able to fix with wood glue.
My husband put 2 of them together in 3 hrs. He used a scew driver, a rubber mallet, and wood glue. The directions were easy to follow. All parts of the dresser are solid hard wood, except the backing and drawer bottoms, which are made of 3/16 plywood. Since they are small dressers, they now function as night stands next to our King size bed. Scale is perfect. Great buy for the price, now let's see how well they perform with time.
Dresser looks great with a nice finish. The dresser, itself, is sturdy, but the bottom panels for the drawers are not the best. This is a fairly simple set-up using wood dowels and screws, but I highly recommend a power drill for the set-up. I bought this dresser for the size and quality of the finish which makes it perfect as a TV stand that I needed. Otherwise, it's tailored to storing clothes not worn often as the drawers don't have good height and they don't have the soft-close drawer slides that are good for heavy use.
I also have the king sized bed in this set and plan to keep adding pieces as I go! I love how they look and the quality of the wood! They are very well made, sturdy wood and hold up well to wear. I would suggest having an extra hand around and some free time to put this dresser together as it took my dad (who is extremely handy) and myself (not so handy) roughly 2 hours to put together. Also, I would recommend using wood glue for some of the wood dowels just for added support (suggestion of my handy father). The drawer bottoms are a little flimsy, but are fine with the clothes that I put in the dresser, so it isn't an issue unless you were planning to put something very heavy in there. Great piece and I'm excited to add more!
The dresser went together easily, and one person can do it alone. It was not as sturdy of an item as the bed, just how it is put together, The drawers are a little sloppy(wobbly), just how the rollers and hardware are designed, but again it works well, just not a high end piece but worth the money we paid. The color is really nice. The dresser could have been slightly larger, and then would have gotten an excellent rating.
We were so close to going to Ikea, and I have nothing against Ikea, except it seems like at some point one might consider real wood furniture and I'm happy that we finally crossed that gap. The dressers were easy to assemble and the wood itself is beautiful (and real). The drawers glide nicely and the style is subtly Asian and fits well with our mid century modern home. They're not huge, but they're big enough and make our bedroom look bigger. ;) Overall nice quality, very fast shipping, good product.
Beautiful dresser. Matches the Alsa Bed. Assembly is reasonable and only took 1 person. One of the drawer fronts was damaged in shipping, but customer service replaced that part quickly - fantastic service. Dresser is very sturdy and drawers slide very easily. It also holds up a 37" TV.