I would bet, although I did not actually count, there are over 100 parts to put together. It took 4 HOURS of non-stop work to put this together. Add in a flimsy cardboard type backing and handles that make it just about impossible to open and I would not recommend this to anyone, aside from a person that wants to spend hours and hours and hours of time to make it work. This makes an XXXX product seem like a childs game
Have had two of these for a while now. Easy to put together. Look good - like a much more expensive piece than what they cost. Drawers slide smoothly. This piece of furniture seems to be one that I will have around for years.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good; has held up well
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good description
Beautiful piece of furniture, but at what price! Not a handyman, so this took my daughter and me several hours to put together. For novices, we needed more specific directions. For example, after attaching a drawer rail, had to re-do because I'd placed it backwards. Sounds silly, doesn't it? But for one with little experience putting furniture together, this was an easy error. We had all the required tools, but I was a little wary about attaching the drawer side to the base since there were no pre-drilled holes and improper installation might split the narrow wood sides. I would recommend this to those who are 1) good with their hands/handyman; 2) want an adventure; 3) don't mind putting in a few hours' work for a good piece of furniture. For me, I've learned more about myself in working on this project: purchase furniture that's all ready put together.
I was very impressed with the quality of the item, including the way it was packed for shipping. No damage was incurred in shipping, even though the boxes had the normal dents and dings that come with something of this size and UPS. Good solid hard wood, at a good price. The sides of the drawers are MDF instead of regular wood, but they are study. The drawer bottoms and chest backing are lightweight (real!) wood. I put together 3 of these things and 2 side tables... even with practice you can expect to spend 2.5-3 hours per dresser if you do it by yourself with a cordless screw driver. (You might never finish if you do it with a manual screwdriver as the screws fit tightly!) Instructions were clear, parts were all there (including a few extra in case you strip a head or bend a cam). Very pleased!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
4 years - That's how long this dresser has been in my teen's room. Still looks great. Drawers slide smoothly with no wobbling as would be expected from an inexpensive piece. My husband is handy so he and my son put it together easily. Took plenty of time and concentration though. I decided to review now because I am looking for furniture for my daughter and started with this to see the brand. We also have the matching nightstand.
I do like the design, the heaviness of the wood and the durability this chest will offer. My only problem is we are having problems with the middle drawer when we close it (it will not close unless we open the drawer below it). I have tried changing the drawers around seeing if something is off but, they all do the same thing.
A pretty solid dresser for the price, though I would say that assembly is quite involved and labor intensive. I would recommend having a power tool to out the screws in. I couldn't get them far in enough by hand so that the drawers would slide in and out smoothly. I had to get a drill and put some elbow grease in before I could get the drawers to operate properly.
I took a gamble to buy the entire set (2 drawers, 5-chest, 6 chest) from catalina, based on reviews and so far the best set of furnitures in my new home. Keep up the great work.. Just wondering if you guys have shoe holders as well as end tables and coffee tables
This chest is solid and looks very nice once assembled. It is a beast to put together. There are countless bags of hardware and it comes in many pieces. It takes days to assemble and I would not suggest attempting it yourself unless you are an experienced handyman. I'm a single lady and have easily assembled almost everything I've ever ordered on Overstock myself, but this was impossible. Now that it's assembled, I love it.
This is a nice, well-built piece of furniture. It took a few hours, but if you have ever assembled anything like this (from IKEA, for ex) you'll be fine. The only issue I have is that when you are screwing in the rails into the main body, you have to make sure the screws are completely flat and flush with the surface. If it sticks out a little, it'll catch the little wheel from the drawer (Assembly Step #2). It looks great and I'm glad I bought it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Expect to take several house of hard work assembling this item. I am handy, but without an electric screwdriver, and working on the floor, it was ten hours for me from start to finish. I find it hard to believe anyone could finish this in less than 2-3 hours even if one had put it together before. It is a nice piece of furniture, solid, kind of heavy, but not exceptionally so, after all, it is an internet item you are assembling. It does not wobble but it is not rock solid either. Plus I have been spoiled by the chest this one is replacing which was solid wood through and through, with higher grade shelving and rails and back panel and such. The guide rails for the drawers are adequate but not high grade, and the back panel suffers from what even some high end furniture suffers from, it is made of thin plywood (at least it is not cardboard). Instructions are adequate and as long as one takes one's time to study them and follow them closely, there should be no problem. The wood is more a flat black than glossy black, imo, which is fine with me. The wood and finsih seem adequate and has a nice tone and feel to it. My only real complaint, and not sure it makes that much of a difference overall, is that the areas of wood that the rail guides attach to at the bottom of each drawer tend to split when being attached. I tried to predrill holes to minimize this, and though it helped, the rails still tened to split a bit. I believe whoever manufactures this product should consider both using real wood in this particular area of the product instead of the MDI used, and also consider predrilling the holes (one has to make the holes, and is the only part of the product that does not have predrilled holes). Bottom line is, for the money, you get a nice mostly solid wood piece of furniture that looks good and seems functional and stylish.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good to excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
We are still in the process of constructing it. It has taken 1 person 3 hours...so far. I don't think it is worth $XXX.00 Definitly a $250-$300 dollar item.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The back panel of the dresser is 2 pieces held together with duck tape.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? OK
Very happy with this purchase. I put it together myself in a few hours (though I'm sure I would have had an easier time with help), the directions were easy to follow, and the finished product is exactly what I was hoping for. It's a very nice addition to the room. There were no defects in it, which you almost expect ordering furniture that requires assembly. All in all, very happy with it, and it was very reasonably priced.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color appeared the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality...seemingly sturdy construction to this point.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.