The STYROFOAM packing crumbled into a thousand (or more) bits of static filled snow that were nearly impossible to clean, and did not keep the item from being chipped, scratched, and broken during shipping. The piece did not have all the parts when it finally arrived. Overstock help said to ship it back - after 4 hours of assembly, and unusable packing. It was impossible to determine whether the shipment was complete because there was no packing list. There were no written instructions, only pictures of the assembly process, which was inordinately long. The backing, which keeps the unit in alignment, is cheap paper, inadequate for the function. I will need to hire a carpenter to fit something to the back to make it usable. The finish comes off when trying to wipe it down to rid it of styrofoam snow. I am concerned about light colored fabrics rubbing against it. This item had quality issues at every step of the process - materials, finishing, packing, and shipping. It should not be shipped in a single box, that's what leads to the shipping damage issues - too heavy (140 pounds). I will find a way to make use of this amoire - shipping it back is arduous and I'm not throwing the money I paid away. I suspect I will replace it when something with similar storage is available, and pass it on to Goodwill. I will avoid Ameriwood in the future.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No
i am in love with this piece. it really completed my room!! luckily my friends took over putting it together so i cant say it was a challenge at all. but i was present for the entire process and two intelligent twenty-somethings completed construction in less than 3 hours including water and snacks breaks. the color and dimensions match the descriptions online. very glad i took so long to pick this out. i wake up everyday and im so happy looking at it!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes