We already own the Bello bed, so this chest fit in perfectly in our bedroom. The other reviewers are correct - it takes two people with patience and time to put the whole thing together, but once you do it's totally worth it! We used a ratcheting screwdriver and a battery-powered screwdriver, which helped us go a lot faster (and made it less arduous when we realized we'd put the slides on backwards).
Make sure you take a look at the whole thing before putting the top part on when assembling the product or you will end up with the back of something facing the front! You need to carefully view the assembly pictures as some parts are not too obvious and can be assembled wrong, this may cause you pain at the end when the whole thing is assembled but some of the parts are facing the wrong way!
While the outside material/wood it's of very good quality and very nice finish , the material for the drawers it's of a poor qulity (pressed wood or paper ) that splits easy when you install the screws for the side slides . Getting the dresser together takes time and it is very heavy when it's assembled . Note to the assembles : when install the slides , pay attention WHERE the FRONT of the unit is ( or will be-where the corect "finish" of the wood ) !! If you plan to buy the night-table ...warning ..it's BIG !
The price is affordable, but be prepared to have your electric screwdriver. The product comes in three boxes and it will take several hours to assemble. The wood is soft, so you should not stack the drawers. I ended up scratching two drawers, which looked fine with touch up. One item that concerned me was when you put the drawer rollers on you are screwing into manufactured wood and I saw several splits below the rollers. I ended up not screwing as tight to avoid. When finished, it is a beautiful dresser and I am very happy with how it looks in my bedroom.
I would recommend yes, but with reservations. This is my third purchase in the collection, having previously bought the queen size bed and end table. The quality of this product seemed down compared to the previous products. Several screws and in particular the larger metal anchors used to secure the sides and shelves twisted apart during construction, as though they are using an inferior, softer metal than before. The final product is ok. But when installing the drawer brackets several of the screws barely took hold, rather kept slipping when screwed in. I actually went to the local hardware store and bought some just slightly larger wood screws that seem to hold much better. As with other products in this style, construction is long, they recommend, as do I, having 2 people rather than 1 person when building it. And be prepared for it to be somewhat confusing and taking perhaps twice as long as you think it might to complete. I rated previous products in this style as Excellent. This one, however, I rate as Average.
This furniture looks like something you buy directly from the showroom. I have had furniture that requires assembly in the past and the wood has been so flimsy that is did not stand up to the assembly process and actually broke. This is not so with this dresser, it stands up to the assembly process like a charm and is beautiful to look at. I recommend this for any room in your home.
Awesome chest and at a great price. I put it together myself in the course of 2 days by putting the cabinet together first and then assembling the drawers the day following. The cabinet took about 4 hours and the drawers took 2 hours. I am by no means and expert assembler and found that reading the instructions thoroughly and taking my time allowed me to get it done with very little frustration. Couple tips: take everything out of the boxes in your garage and walk the pieces into the room where you plan to place it. You won't have bits of stryofoam on your carpet and you can haul the parts yourself without having to rely on friends or family to move the boxes into the house; unless you want to torture yourself, use a power-screw driver to keep your assembly time to a minimum and to avoid blisters; use a large, winged paper-binder to hold the drawer sliders place while you drill them in; and use a level when putting the drawer tracks onto the cabinet so you are sure to have smooth drawer closure and straight lines in front when the whole thing is together and placed in its final location.
I ordered this and the bello six drawer chest. My major complaint is that the color didnt match the picture. The chest I rcvd was a much darker, almost black, wood...not the warmer wood suggested by the picture. In addition, this is not "some assembly required"...this is "all asembly required"... the drawers, the front, the back, etc. This is very much like Ikea furniture that you need to assemble by hand. This project took me over 4 hours to assemble. The drawer sides split when I screwed the roller rails into them and some of the handle hardware was defective. Before you purchase, figure out the value of your time and then incorporate that into the price. But the chest looks nice and the exposed wood is hardwood, not laminate. Its just not the color in the picture.
Very nice, solid dresser. Matches the platform bed perfectly. It is a little dainty in drawer size and overall size, but fits perfectly in smaller rooms. If you're looking for something with tons of storage potential, I would look for something a little bigger. The drawers are a little short and shallow on this dresser, but the overall look and construction are great. The hardware is very nice and the color is beautiful, but definitely darker and not quite as red as the photo.
This is the second part of the Bello collection I have bought. It is well made and relatively easy to put together. Solid piece of furniture and looks way more expensive than the actual price. My only advice is - take your time constructing it and follow the instructions carefully particularly around which screws to use.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks much more expensive than the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very