This buffet is beautiful. Made of quality materials. I read the other reviews prior to buying so was aware of the assembly concerns going in. We were able to get everything assembled relatively easy, except as other reviewers put the instructions are not clear on how to put the drawers on. In fact, the directions actually show putting the drawer brackets on the interior walls of the buffet backward. So, if you buy this buffet I would suggest mounting the brackets for one drawer completely, to make sure you have them the correct way and then do the rest. This should save the headache that most others experienced. The brackets attached to the drawers should have the wheels at the back-end of the drawer. The brackets mounted on the interior side-walls of the buffet should have the wheels at the front, open-end of the buffet and the wheel should be on the bottom. So, when you put the drawer in it will rest on top of the wheel mounted in the buffet.Overall I am very pleased with this purchase and hope that the explanation on mounting the drawers helps.
Although this piece is listed as a buffet, we purchased it with the intention of using it as a TV stand. Our vcr/dvd/cable boxes all fit neatly below the main shelf with room to spare. Delivery was timely and it comes in 3 heavy boxes. At first all the parts appeared a bit daunting, but once you begin it goes smoothly. Our son put it together using a cordless drill with a phillips head screwdriver adaptor set it to a slow speed. It made the assembly easier. The rubberwood is a deep dark brown slightly shiny finish and the overall piece quite heavy. At first a bit skeptical about quality because of the lower price, but we were most pleasantly surprised. This looks far more expensive than it is and if you are on the fence, purchase it......you will be happy too!!! Thanks Overstock.
This looks very nice, the wood has a deep dark brown finish and nice shine. Very heavy and sturdy. The assembly was a bit challenging, but it's a big piece with lots of drawers and doors, so it's to be expected. The instructions were clear though, no problem, just time consuming.
I agree with others that commented that once the buffet is put together it is gorgeous! Husband was not pleased with the directions and the fact things just did not seem to line up. The doors were hard to get level and took much time adjusting. Very sturdy piece of furniture. If you are willing to take time to go back and make adjustments it is well worth the purchase.
As a finished product, the buffet is absolutely beautiful. The picture does not do it justice.However, it was very hard to assemble. The diagram was actually wrong in one place and some of the holes did not align properly, which resulted in the top not fitting very securely. I would doubt that the buffet would ever survive a move.All things considered, I would not buy anything from this manufacturer again. This makes me sad because the buffet is so pretty.
Received the buffet in only a couple of days, was shipped in three separate boxes. The buffet is very sturdy and heavy, has a good feel, not like some of these cheap pieces of furniture. Assembly was fast and easy, did it all by myself. The only problem I had was that the dark stain did not go all the way in the corner on a side piece, I had to touch it up. Overall very happy with purchase. Hint: Use a powered driver on low torque setting for all the screws, it speeds up the assembly process.
I bought this after scouring the internet fo a piece to add to my dining room. I lvoed the wood color and the style. After reading the reviews, thought it was a great choice. I do love this piece and it came to my home really fast. I assembled it myself in jsut over 2 hours. But the drawers wouldn't go in. The instuction manual picture was not very clear and i had put the sliders in on the oppostie sides. It was an easy fix and now my buffet is perfect. I suggest it to anyone!
To say assembly was a nightmare is a gross understatement. We are intelligent, educated people who have assembled many items over the years. Though we expected poorly-written instructions, we assumed the diagrams would be clear; they were so confusing spacially that we often could not tell if the part went on the front or the back of the piece. The orientation of the drawers was also confusing and had to be redone. The caplocks should not have been so cheaply made; several stripped when tightened. Even with the proper tools, it took us about 7 hours to assemble, not counting the time spent swearing. The individual parts were very well packed, clearly marked, and we didn't come up short on any pieces of hardware. The buffet looks very nice, despite the fact that one strip that should have been in the back is affixed to the front (hidden by the doors), thanks to the unclear diagram. We did NOT redo this. It is definitely a very good value, and once we get over the trauma of assembling it, we will be able to enjoy it even more.
I am extremely impressed and happy with this purchase!! Everyone who has seen it in our house has complimented us on how nice it is and how great it looks! We use it as an entertainment center with the tv mounted on the wall above it. It is perfect! It looks like it is way more expensive than it really is. My husband assembled it and he said that it was kind of confusing so that is why I gave it 3 stars. You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase this item.
This buffet is very elegant and well worth the money. The first one I recieved had one major piece where all the needed holes weren't pre drilled. Overstock shipped a replacement but that one was damaged...but FINALLY after 3 I recieved one that worked. That whole situation was a big hassle, AND the assembly was a little pain staking and time consuming, however I am still glad I purchased this piece. Looks great and very classy. Wood is quite heavy very good quality. Highly recommend it!
We searched high and low for an entertainment unit to go below our wall-mounted 46" television set. We settled on this one because of the reviews and the cost. Most units we found were made specifically as entertainment centers and were priced double or triple what this one cost. Item arrived very quickly from Overstock as usual. In 3 large boxes as mentioned by other posters. I was delighted to find that it didn't take us that long at all to assemble. My husband and I worked together on it while watching TV and it took us an hour and 45 mins to assemble. The piece went together very well. No mismatched drawers or doors. Everything lines up nicely. We have gotten many "WOW!" s from friends and family when they see it. I love that it is higher than a standard entertainment unit, not "squatty" like some I've seen. The open shelf on top perfectly fits our DVD player, cable box, audio box and our Wii. The wood is very solid. Does not feel cheap. We couldn't be happier!
I am very pleased with this buffet. It actually looks better in real life. The quality and sturdiness are excellent. Assembly was straight-forward and every piece is labeled. I have only one complaint, the instructions depicting the drawer guide installation were not clear on the orientation so I had to redo them after assembling the structure. The assembly has many steps overall but the parts fit well together. I use this beautiful piece of furniture underneath a mounted flat screen TV. The cable box fits nicely under the top level.
I purchased this to be used as an entertainment console for our 42" Bravia. Perfect height, the storage below is wonderful for cd,dvds, WII products. Our entertainment equipment fits beautifully in the open shelf below. The quality of the product is very nice. Love the color of the wood, it is a very stable piece of furniture, and very sleek looking. The door on one side does sag slightly becuase of the hardware, but nothing major, can be easily corrected. My husband and 12 year old son put this together. This a a very good buy. Shipping was very timely and you can't beat the shipping rates! We have had this unit for 6 months now and get compliments all the time about it. CAR
LOVE THIS BUFFET!!!!! We got this buffet because we live in an apartment and thought the storage would be good for hiding things. we originally planned to mount our tv above it, however, we like the height of it and are using it for our 37 inch flat screen. so far it's working out great. once assembled, it looks just as good in person as online. it looks much more expensive than it was. we are so pleased with this purchase! like another reviewer, one of the doors drags a little, but it's not really a big deal. one of the knobs didn't screw in correctly but overstock sent a replacement right away. assembly was long but if you are patient and follow directions carefully (like my hubby), it's not difficult. it took him about 4 hours to assemble it and i only helped with the parts in which he needed another set of hands. it would probably be faster with 2 people working on it the whole time, but i'm 8 months pregnant and he wouldn't let me help. all in all, this is a great buy and i definitely recommend this product!!
LOVEIT. My sister purchased this item to use as a media table instead of a buffet due to its height and I loved the look so much I purchased it to use as a bar/liquor cabinet and I've received tons of compliments. It took my dad and nephew about 4 hours to build the first one and about 2 hours the second one. Make sure you have the CORRECT TOOLS, it will save you a lot of time.
This is the first time we've purchased furniture online. We bought this based on reviews here. As most of the reviewers noted, assembly is definitely a two person job. I will say assembly is not easy, but if you are patient, follow instructions carefully, and have some help it'll work out fine... my son-in-law and I completed it in about two hours. This unit is very solid and looks quite nice in our dining room... we had looked at a local furniture store and were prepared to pay about 2X what this unit costs for something similar, so we're glad we checked out Overstock.
This buffet is awesome. It's the perfect wood color and size we were looking for. Very elegant piece. 3 boxes of materials and 4 hours later my husband did a great job of assembling this unit. 5 stars for ease of assembly because he did all the work. LOL