I didn't think that for the price it would be as good quality as it is. It's a very solid piece of furniture that seems like it should've cost twice as much as it did. It took me a long time to put it together but it came together nicely. Very happy with this purchase!
This cabinet is larger than I was expecting. The dimensions on the website are accurate, but I didn't realize how truly large this cabinet is. It's deeper than it looks in the photo. It's beautiful!! The finish is dark and seems very sturdy. I assembled this alone and it took about two hours. I used an electric drill and that was a life saver. It would have been much easier with a second person, but it can be done by one (I'm a girl, too - not that that makes a difference). The doors were a challenge and I'm still not satisfied with them, so I'll work on them once I have a second person available to assist. The cabinet depth will make storage practical. I should also mention the cabinet is heavy. It came in two boxes (packaged very nicely). One box weighed about 70 pounds and the other weighed about 50 pounds. I put felt on the feet and it's much easier to move (for repositioning and cleaning) on my hardwood floors. The hardware and cabinet pieces were labeled very nicely and the instructions were very clear. I'm so excited about this cabinet! It's a very nice piece of furniture for the price. It seems like it's hardwood throughout.
The other reviews are accurate. This is a beautiful piece of furniture at a great price. The picture does not do it justice! It looks even better in person. I was impressed with the wood quality and product weight - this is a sturdy item. It is not impossible to assemble solo, but there will be a time trade off. There are a couple reasons for the discounting of stars for this review - the "****" connections and minor wood flaws. First, I think using bolt connections instead of the ****-type fasteners would ease installation and add to the product's life. The fasteners have to be aligned and tightened precisely so there are no gaps and solid construction. I had to invest extra time to adjust some of the camlock screws. Then, I snapped a few camlocks as I was tightening. Hex head bolts would be so much easier. Lastly, the top was severely warped. I needed a 2nd person to push down on the top while I secured. It's still warped and there are gaps between the top and the base. The warping is still an issue but I guess that will be a battle for another day.
I purchased this buffet after months of debate, I was just so unsure of the quality of the product by reviews. Finally bit the bullet and bought it. If I had written this review on the week I purchased it, it would have gotten an excellent rating. Came as promised, delivered on time, in beautiful condition, and was simple to assemble. Not to mention it looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture than it actually cost and it worked perfectly as an entertainment center under my wall mounted TV. However after a couple of days we noticed that the cabinet holds in a ton of heat, but that was no problem we cut large openings in the back of the center to allow more heat to escape from the electronics. the holes were effective and not noticeable from the front of the cabinet. Everything was great for a couple of days, then I heard this loud crack sound while watching TV and noticed a large 4 in crack in the top of the cabinet! I was disappointed but with a little touch up marker the crack was barely noticeable, then a couple days later it happened again! this time, there was a new 4 in crack and the previous crack was now 6in long! touched this up again, but it is a bit more noticeable this time. hoping this doesn't happen again. really sad that the beauty of this cabinet will not endure.
I finally put mine together and did it by myself using a cordless electric screwdriver. It wasn't super hard but it would be easier with two people. I assembled the doors before adding the top. Also, I put the doors on while I had the unit on its side. I did the left opening doors while it was on the left side, then turned the unit on its right side and put on the right opening doors. When I stood it right side up I added the top and little by little lined up all the cam screws to the holes (I honestly didn't think I could get that part done by myself but I did). Once the cam screws were in line, the dowels just fell in to place. I also put in my adjustable shelves before i put the top on - it just seemed easier that way. I love the way it looks, and I'm so proud of myself!
I received my packages by UPS yesterday and was so excited to get this project going. All pieces were packaged great for protection & not one broken piece in either box! Directions were not as explanatory as I would of liked but diagrams helped immensely during put together. I had been looking for a long time for a piece of furniture that wasn't bulky as tall hutches and this piece fit the bill as far as style, color and price. Yes, it did take a couple of hours to put together & a lot of patience on my husband's behalf but end results were so worth the work it took putting together! Color is a dark Walnut brown as was described and I was lucky that it matched my other furniture nicely. I agree with others reviews on leaving back support piece off till the end so that you can reach in to install & adjust glass door hinges properly! That was great advice they did not give in diagrams. Also, when putting together middle support piece make sure open, cut out end is positioned correct on front lines of the furniture. We accidentally had it facing in wrong direction and side support pieces didn't fit right! oops.... Had to start over but all was good. One other tip I could give is to use wood glue in holes of your dowel pins to hold them in tightly! That was hub's idea... Yes, it does take at least two people to complete project and to hold pieces while assembling. I am extremely happy with this purchase and feel it was a great price compared to buying in furniture stores! We saved extra $$ also by finding coupon codes online through different websites for Overstock purchases! I am so ready for my next do it yourself project! :) Jeepgrl21
Larger than thought, very well made & was easy for this 60-year old grandma to assemble. Very elegant, deep storage and useful piece in any home. Am using it in my master bedroom underneath the tv now hanging on my wall. It holds makeup and hair trays, towels and bedding, books I'm currently reading, and displays my collection of perfume and small family antique heirlooms.
Beautiful piece of furniture for the price. Packaged very well. Not too difficult to put together, I did it myself in a few hours. I agree with the others that mentioned putting the doors on before the top. Be careful with the doors, they aren't interchangeable. If they don't fit, try switching sides. Very happy with this purchase.