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
This sideboard came very well packed with each individual piece wrapped and padded. Agree with the other reviews that the boxes are heavy and it definitely requires 2 people to build (still took a few hours), but did not find the assembly particularly difficult. Also did not need to use a drill as some other reviews have indicated. Looks lovely in home and definitely not like we built it!
This is the first time I have ever bought a piece of furniture online. I was a little anxious about what it would look like but I read all the reviews and decided to go for it. It came to the house exactly like everyone had said in three heavy boxes. We took our time assembling and had it finished in several hours. It is definitely a 2 person job, however, the directions are very clear and the pieces are all well marked. I thought it was kind of fun. I was amazed at how easy the whole process was. I do have to say that the reviews were very helpful and if I had not read them ahead of time I might have been a little dismayed to know how much assembly was required, but since we were prepared for it, it was not a big deal. In fact I thought it would be harder to put together than it was. A cordless drill was definitely a huge time and effort saver. This is a beautiful piece of furniture. We are very happy we purchased it.
I had been waiting for this piece to come back into stock--because I was so pleased with the Aristo end tables. It arrived in 3 huge boxes, which UPS left on my doorstep while I was out of town (I'm sure because they took up so much room on the truck.) Unfortunately one of the side pieces was completly cracked in 2, but Overstock was able to replace that piece within a few days. (I had worried how I would pack up all 3 boxes and get them back to UPS. ) The great news is, this is a beautiful piece, and well worth it, once I had finally put it together. It took several hours, but I was able to put it together myself. It has a great amount of storage, and was larger than I was picturing. It looks like a very expensive piece of furniture, and I like it even more than the end tables. My one disappointment, was with the thin folded piece that you nail on to the back. It would have been nicer if this was a solid piece, but it is against the wall, and no one but the person who assembled it will know. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is able, or has someone to help, lift the heavy boxes and is not afraid of the assembly.
This product looks very good, and the quality of the product looks high end. For just having bought this product without seeing it, I am very impressed by the great quality. I would definately recommend this product to anyone else who needs something that has storage, but doesnt look chunky or unfit for a living room. I am very pleased!
Reviews are all correct. Great item that takes FOREVER to assemble. Still having issues with one of the cabinet doors not fitting in just right, but I think I can fix that if I screw in the hinge a bit higher. Definitely needs more than one person to assemble. It comes in three enormous boxes that are very heavy, so be prepared. Beautiful, dark chocolate color. Wood is good quality. No particleboard as far as I can tell. Great looking piece! I use it as an entertainment stand and the drawers/cabinets hide a ton of clutter.
I read the reviews before purchasing this item and they were right on! It took awhile to assemble but once completed it is a great looking piece of furniture. Very rich brown color and excellent amount of storage. It definitely looks like it cost more than what I paid. Highy recommend!