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
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
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.
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.
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.
Great looking corner unit for holding your useless chachkis and other useless nonsense you should've tossed long ago. I love the choicolate wood look and the fact all this junk is nicely displayed in the corner, I'm over the moon.....buy it, I hardly say that...go to it, Lilly.....go to it now.
This shelf went together very easily. It looks just like the picture; true coloring and description. However, there is one issue. There are no holes/cut outs for cords. As an audio cabinet you would think there would be a place to put cords through towards the back; Maybe I'm missing something there? Anyway, overall this is very nice for the price seems sturdy modern look and it can hold a range of items for storage/display. Overall I am quite happy with this purchase.
It's very nice looking, but the shelves are not adjustable and you cannot stand a book on either of the bottom 2 shelves. The wood is high quality, which makes it heavy. This is good for sturdiness, but can make it difficult to move when assembling.
looks good in picture, but much smaller in actual! some of the pieces came damaged. lucky its on the under side and with my husband's artist hand, he's got it covered pretty nice. but since we put it together already, we didn't bother to return, just hope it will hold up good for awhile. but if I have known of the quality I wouldn't have order it.
Product came in damaged and I tried to get a replacement on line but couldn't get it to take. Called the number for a replacement and was told 7-14 days then was told the part had to come from overseas all toll that was a month ago. was give the number to amariwood or Altra and called that to find out it's not a working number. So all in all I'm done with overstock and anything to do with amaiwood or Altra
I've never see an "audio pier" that did not come with some sort of pre drilled holes to run wiring through. Ever. Does the manufacturer know that audio equipment has to be wired? Plugged in? I had to drill the holes myself, and the hollow construction coupled with the barely stronger than cardboard surfacing made it a complete mess. Also, the product is barely large enough to hold any actual audio equipment, my relatively small 2 channel Sony receiver does not fit, and the cable box barely fits. DO NOT waste your money on this junk.