I'm happy with this piece of furniture, but be sure either yourself or someone you know who loves woodcraft/woodworking is available to assemble it. It's not an easy task, Lots of fasteners, pieces of wood to lay out are delivered in a big box over 100 pounds! Poor delivery guy. The jewelry drawers don't have separaters, so went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to purchase those and now those drawers are more functional. All in all, I enjoy this piece of furniture, it does make use of all sides. Just be sure you can assemble it. We had a couple of extra little holes, but were easily covered up and don't show.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a nice warm brown, looks like the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is a very solid piece of furniture, over 100 pounds to assemble!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I would say the description is pretty accurate. It has lots of functional drawers for jewelry and small pieces of clothing
First of all it was an extremely heavy package to move - it took two strong men to carry it. Came with several broken pieces and I am still corresponding with the manufacturer - so far without resolve. The wood is soft and easily dents or breaks. Putting this together took two people and was not easy. The wood is darker than I thought it would be but still pretty. Good price but I don't know that I would ever do it again.
As mentioned in other reviews, this piece is VERY time intensive to put together. The one side panel was constructed wrong at the factory. I called Overstock and they are working on getting me a replacement. ( After reading another review, I suspect I'll have the same problem with the replacement.) I may decide to disassemble the side panel and see if I can repair it myself. There were other "fit and finish" problems with this chest as well, but I was able to overcome those. When I discovered the side panel wasn't built correctly, I had already been at it 3 hours and didn't want to deal with it anymore. (Almost put the whole thing out to the trash!) The style of the cabinet is what I was looking for and the overall value was in line with the price. ( You get what you pay for!!) I gave these an "average" rating. Fit and finish and the wood used made me give it a "Poor" rating. Some pieces were Fiber Board and others a very soft wood. I don't expect it would hold up to much heavy use. I'm using it for storage and to fill an empty corner, so it will work for me---if I ever get it put together.
This was difficult to assemble. I build furniture and finish woodwork. I'm not a big fan of using cams for assembly. I recommend always using glue and reading the instructions carefully, as the size of screws and screw placement can be easily be done incorrectly. I like the chest, I'm glad I bought it but expect to spend some time and use care in assembly. Three pieces that were pre assembled and glued did not fit there position on the chest. I had to careful break the joint and reglue in order for them to fit. It worked ok, but could have easily been a big problem.
I purchased because after shopping a couple of months it was a good buy. I received timely but when it arrived it comes in a ton of small pieces and all of it is very heavy. Unfortunately when I went to put on the front side panel the dowel popped thru the outside creating a hole that is very noticeable. Overall....very nice looking (except the hole) and very nice height for me to get dressed in front of for trying on jewelry. Only advise I can give it realized even though very heavy and sturdy....pieces are very fragile and can damage easily.
This Jewelry Chest is beautiful. There are two reasons that I gave it 4 stars rather than 5. First off, this may have been on the description and I missed it, it did not come assembled. I didn't realize that I was going to have to put it together when it arrived. The instructions are pretty clear but you may need more than just one screwdriver to put the thing together. Two of the rollers for the drawers were broken during shipping but I called the 1-800 number and they sent out replacement brackets that arrived within 3 days. Second, the storage compartment at the top is practically unusable since it is only about 1/3 of an deep. Otherwise, it's a beautiful addition to my tropical bedroom!