For nearly $***the quality is not there. The finish is rough, mostly particle board and I felt that it was not a solid unit based on how it had to be assembled using hardware that was not appropriate for some of the connections. Most screws were flathead where the connection should have used a round head or truss head. The bottom shelf and dividers are not solidly attached to the unit when installed. During my assembly I used additional screws and wood glue in order to achieve a more solid unit that would take some hard use. The drawer construction is not of quality for the money spent. Again for the money I recommend shopping locally and buying a unit that you can see and buy fully assembled. A positive point was that the assembly instructions were very clear.
Up front, anyone ordering this island needs to know that assembly will be very time consuming and involve a lot of parts. It arrives in two flat, heavy boxes and took about three hours for one person (an engineer) to assemble with a second person staying one step ahead reading instructions and organizing components. You will need to supply your own hammer and screw drivers. The directions are ok - some sections were not clear and took longer than necessary to figure out. But if you take your time and carefully read through everything first, you should be ok. Once the unit is assembled, it looks very nice - solid wood with a substantial butcher block top. So why only four stars? Despite being happy with the piece, the effort to put it together definitely weighs into this review. Also, I would have liked for the back of the unit to have the same smooth finish as the front and sides. Instead, it is more unfinished with a slightly rougher feel. Since I am using this as a breakfast bar in the center of my kitchen, the back is visible. If you will be placing this against a wall, then it won't matter. Most people will never even notice the difference but just know what to expect if you plan to keep the breakfast bar extended. If the features suit your needs and you are up for the challenge of assembling this, then you will be happy with the end result.
Does take assembly, by the BEST thing MADE IN AMERICA. Exactly what we wanted, I ended up staining it to darken it to match our kitchen cabinets. Will be putting clear over the stain for added protection. REAL wood, a little manufactured wood where not noticeable. Would recommend it, unless you don't like to assemble! Look at other makes of carts, made in Indonesia or all manufactured wood, this had a great price and shipped fast received before Christmas.
Well made of good quality materials. Easy to assemble, just follow the directions and if needed log on and watch the video. Product support only a call away and great website. This island looks wonderful. Real wood, eco friendly manufacturing right here in the USA. Worth every penny and this will be a lasting piece.
This island fits perfectly in our kitchen. We left the casters off to give it a more permanent look and our counter-height stools still fit with it. While I would have preferred the island to be deeper for more cabinet space, the description was accurate. We were missing a few screws for assembly but that was easily rectified by a trip to the hardware store. The company did provide information on how to get any missing or damaged parts, free of charge, so I did not let this affect the rating. The instructions were easy to follow, making assembly easy. The spice rack and towel bar are interchangeable so we were able to decide what side the would be on. This is a very nice piece and we will definitely buy this brand again.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality wood and materials
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Very nice wood kitchen island. Nice height with drop leaf adds room to walk around but room on top when opened. Husband put it together when I was at work, said it took 5 hours. The hinges were missing for the drop leaf but he called the company "Catskill Craftsman" and they were shipping them out right away (even tho it was Christmas). I had thought it would be a darker tone, but it's more of a honey beige. I really like it as I had been using a table which hurts my back, this is higher and will be less of a strain. Oh and the price was very good!!
Bought this for my brother who needed an additional prep and storage surface in his new condo's kitchen. It looks great, feels solid from what I have seen of it, and he likes it quite a bit. I have never used it and don't live with it, so don't know about craftsmanship or durability.
Sent this as a gift for daughter and son-in-law who is very handy. He worked on it for 3 days and found it was impossible to put together. They wrapped it and returned it. Overstock was excellent & reliable sending return shipping labels.
This cabinet's description states it ships assembled. This cabinet arrived in 2 flat boxes. I refused delivery. I had previously called to confirm and was assured the body ships assembled and only the accessory parts ship separately. This price is not worth the effort to assemble such a large item. Also since it required assembly, I did not trust the durability. The description led me to believe this was a factory assembled quality product. For this price, this should not required assembly. Very disappointed. On a better note, OV Customer Service reps were very professional.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Did not open package
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not accurate