This is a solid piece of furniture. It's a deep, dark chocolate brown as expected. Many other reviewers mentioned that the rails that attach to the drawers didn't have pre-drilled holes and cracked when the screws were tightened. They were right. I ordered two of these side tables, the first one was not pre-drilled and every screw cracked the wood. The second side table actually had pre-drilled holes, but the holes either didn't align right or were not big enough, still had cracks with the pre-drilled holes. Regardless, this is a solid piece of furniture and looks very nice. Took me 2 hours to put together the first one and only 1 hour (with use of a power tool) for the second assembly. The instructions were very easy to follow and all the screws and parts were very well numbered and identified. I would have rated this product a 5 if the cracks didn't occur in the drawers.
Let me begin by saying, I absolutely LOVE this piece. I'm glad I got it. My ONLY regret is that I did not know that the inside of the drawers would rub off and discolor my white garments. The good thing is that the stain (like a deep lime green color) washes off in the laundry. No bleaching and extra stain-removing needed. So, I got some clear contact paper and lined the bottom of the drawers. Worked like a charm.. until, I learned that the SIDES of the drawers were also rubbing off on the whites... AMAZING..!! I haven't had the energy to go in and cover the sides, right now, I'm just keeping the white clothes in the middle of the drawer. Strangely enough, the sides DO NOT rub off on the other colors, even light colors like pink or yellow... Go Figure...So, overall, love the piece, love the entire line of Aristo furniture, just know what you're getting into and factor in lining the drawers when you assemble. Unless and until Aristo does something about the bleeding.. Hope this helps....
This nightstand was ok. We bought 2 of them. Assembly took about 2 horus each by myself. With 2 people it may have gone a little faster. Directions were easy to follow. My main complaint is that it is not solid wood throughout. The drawer sides and bottom are composite. The main unit is solid wood. Also the holes for mounting the drawer glides onto the drawers are NOT pre-drilled, i.e. no pilot holes. Not a big deal, but if you fail to drill your own pilot holes, the composite splits. Overall, they look great, just wish the drawers were also solid wood, and that all the holes were pre-drilled, or at least told to drill them before it split.
I am working on buying the complete Aristo set for my bedroom. I had been stalking this nightstand for a long time and when two suddenly popped up available, I knew they were probably returned but I bought one anyway. It came with the legs completely sticking out of the box, which was ripped apart, and it did have some dings on it that I wasn't willing to live with. Overstock apparently received the return and shipped it right back out to me. I was pretty upset until I began the return process. One email and a phonecall later and my return was processed. I was blown away by how fast it was having dealt with online returns before. They even began processing before I had shipped the item back. No one does that. They definitely turned a bad experience around 180 degrees. Great job Overstock.
Prior to purchasing this nightstand I was a bit hesitant purchasing furniture online, especially no being able to feel it out myself. This night stand is well worth the price and is of great quality. Very sturdy and heavy weight material (not like Ikea). It took about an hour or so to build but the instructions are very simple as all the pieces and screws are labeled. Would highly consider purchasing another one for the other side of my bed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sturdy, high quality material
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? somewhat accurate
We bought the dresser that goes with this set, and my husband put both of the pieces together. They both came immediately upon ordering, and all the pieces were there and with no damaged pieces. It wasn't difficult to put together, and it looked beautiful when complete. This is not a cheap piece of furniture like so many others you buy these days. We highly recommend it. Very solid.
I had been looking for nightstands for our bedroom for a long time, but was unwilling to pay department store prices. I had never tried Overstock before, so I was skeptical. I bought two of these for our master bedroom and they arrived in a timely fashion, were very well packaged, and look great as a finished product! One thing to note, these do not arrive assembled and it took my husband and me about an hour to 2 to fully assemble these. Another note: I read that furniture polish SHOULD NOT be used on these (I suppose the color is stained on), so be sure not to do so! Definitely recommend these nightstands.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. exactly what I expected
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I have assembled kitchen chairs, closet systems, entertainment centers, three closet systems so I've become fairly accustomed to RTA type furniture. The instructions were pretty clear but be careful when you install the drawer glides. The description and picture were inaccurate and I had to remove them and reassemble. Otherwise, assembly was straight forward but took about 2 hours for one person. I have a couple complaints though. The drawers are cheap and don't glide smoothly. I sprayed some WD-40 which helped a bit. Also, there is a section of the frame that wasn't finished properly. So instead of it being a smooth finish, it's sort of a rough hewn finish. In only paid $100 for this nightstand because for some reason, the price was reduced on the day I bought it. I purchased it so I could see the quality of the piece before I buy the dresser. I've decided I don' t like how the drawers glide so I probably won't purchase the dresser.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color matched pretty well to the website images.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It looks great but the inside of the drawers are an MDF type product. The drawer faces and fame of the nightstand have a nice wood finish
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I LOVE this nightstand. However, it was a total B to put together. The instructions were very difficult to understand (or maybe I'm an idiot). I did one little thing backwards and got to the very end and had to take it completely apart and start over. Nonetheless, it's so pretty and exactly what I hoped it would look like. But I don't think I would do it again.
Although I was satisfied with the finished product, I would not purchase this again. This was a royal pain to put together. Way too many pieces and vague directions. For this price, I would think you could walk into any store and buy the finished product for the same price. Mark