I didn't know what to expect with a put-it-together yourself model, but it wasn't too difficult to do and is solid construction once complete. I can't say this will last 50 to 100 years, but it doesn't appear to be as cheap as most units in this price range. I expect this unit to last for quite a while and it looks very nice (especially for the price).
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true expresso color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid for self constructed shelves (better than usual cheap stuff)
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I'm a 53 year old woman. I put this shelf together all by myself. I bought it to go in my home office for storage and display. The instructions were accurate and it is very heavy and sturdy. It also includes a bracket to secure it to a wall if you put something heavy on top. Overall, very happy with the unit.
Does its job well. Sturdy material. Make sure you decide where you want the open side to be prior to constructing. It is best placed where the wires will enter. Using it as an audio shelf and it displays our dvd and games well with ample space for home theater and xbox.
It definately serves its purpose. It's obviously not as heavy or sturdy as a real wood pier, but it looks better than most non-wood options. I'm ordering a second one for the rest of our movies/dvds. An interesting piece.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not as sturdy as wood, but doesn't offer the appearance as cheap either.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
We ordered two units for each side of our 50 inch TV. It looks amazing, it fit all our DVD's, and pictures of our family. The second unit came better packaged. A suggestion on the unit, consider allowing for power cords in the back. Pre-drill and covers, if person wants to use unit for show of accessories. Great storage space, looks clean neat. Love, love!
This product fits my needs in a guest room perfectly: the right style, color and size. Luckily, the damage that was done during shipping was limited to the rear corner (crunch!), so it doesn't show. However, it is *quite* disappointing to receive an item not in perfect shape. I blame the company that shipped it, as they should have wrapped this heavy item with greater protection--expanding foam product or double-reinforced corners, perhaps. Otherwise, I am pleased with the piece. It was not available locally or else I would have shopped in my home town.
got 2 of these to flank a sofa in an office room. You can have the opening on either side when you assemble, so they look nice opposite one another. They are hollow core, so you can't really put anything on the top that has any weight to it. They are also short, which actually works well in my room. I've had many compliments. One did come with a broken bottom shelf. It did take about 8 weeks to get the replacement piece. The customer service was very friendly, just the response time for shipping was slow. Although once we got them put together, we've been very happy. Had them about a year now.
Extremely easy to assemble and looks great in the corner of my room. I use it to hold my entertainment items, such as Cable box, Xbox, Etc... It seems like a solid construction and has been holding pretty well. Delivery was quicker than anticipated, which is a plus.
i bought two of these. One for each side of the middle piece. The entire entertainment system fits perfectly in my space. The shelving provides plenty of space for storing photos, books, candles and other decor. I love everything about it!