This is probably the best piece of furniture I have bought from Overstock. The hardwood is nicely stained, the veneer is done well. It is very solid once put together, and looks as nice as the photo. The construction was really easy, only 4 bolts. It unfolds, you slide in the sides and bolt on the top.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color matched
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Higher quality than I expected, not cheap veneer where it is used
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Product just as described
This is the first furniture purchase I've made online, and I think I'll probably not purchase something that has to be assembled again. I used the reviews here to help me make a decision on a media console to buy, and I liked the fact that it seemed less involved to actually put together than some of the other consoles I saw for sale. I was able to put it together myself, which was a plus. The package arrived pretty beat up, as others had commented previously. Once I opened up the box and took out all the pieces there was one exterior panel that had been smashed on its corner in delivery, so I had to request a replacement. I was happy with the customer service in getting a replacement piece, so that was not an issue, but I would say if you are looking to get something in your living room immediately you might have to account for delays in getting any replacement pieces - there were several other pieces that had shifted within the giant box that had small nicks and dings that I thought were minor, but still annoying. I ended up using a brown magic marker to touch up the small areas that didn't show too obviously and that did the trick. I almost gave this thing a 3-star rating after seeing the condition of the shipment and how the pieces are not exactly of the highest craftsmanship (it's made in China and you slide or place the pieces into place, so you get what you pay for) but I went ahead with the 4 stars because it does look nice looking at it now all put together. If you're sitting back from it on the sofa you don't notice any of the areas that I mentioned previously with defects. Pros: fairly easy to put together, looks nice, very similar to the photo Cons: be prepared for shoddy shipment and potential dents and damages to the pieces. If you are willing to put up with this and any potential parts replacements, you'll get a less expensive piece of furniture that looks decent. Not the highest quality but at least there is no particle board and does not look cheap.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. not extremely high quality, pieces are not exact fits in some areas where they are supposed to join together
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Exactly what I expected. It is a beautiful piece of furniture! This was my first purchase on overstock. The product arrived in 29 hours... I was jaw dropped. A little assembly required, but nothing to complain about... it's not like XXXX furniture. The color is beautiful! My only compliant would be that my remote to my cable box does not work through the black glass, but my router DOES work through the black glass. FYI - the glass is very opaque (but I loved), but if you wanted to use this portion as a display case that likely would not work.
Super easy to put together -- just inserted the panels, tops and shelves as instructed (only 4 bolts to tighten). The style is very modern and chic, but has a bit of eastern flair with the Japanese screen inspired cabinets. LOVE IT. Arrived in perfect shape, but be prepared to clean up a lot of styrofoam from the packaging -- if you have small pets or kids, keep them away until you clean it up (so they don't swallow or inhale it, like my puppy did!).
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? YES
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality for the price, does not look like a manufactured piece.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very.
Although the package arrived practically in shreds, and I considered not even opening it for fear of it being a broken mess, I did open it. I'm a single mom, and the package was large and heavy for me to get inside my house alone. With all that said, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to put together. Everything was labeled and the instructions were easy to follow. It's very sturdy and looks nice. When I looked in several furniture stores I found much more expensive pieces that don't look as nice as this one does. After putting it together I discovered a crack in the wood on the back inside of the piece, but I didn't want to even think about what it would take to take the thing apart and repackage it to send back....so I decided to keep it. No one will ever see the crack anyway. Overall, very happy with it for the money!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As close as it could have
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's good .
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It's accurate.
This stand is sturdy and was relatively easy to put together. There are a couple of screws that require you to stick your head into the cabinets on the left and right and screw up into the surface of the console. This was slightly difficult and very awkward. My only complaint is that the finish on the piece is MUCH MUCH darker in person than it is pictured on the website. Its still an attractive piece but doesnt match the rest of my furniture at all. The item looks even darker in a dimly lit room. Almost mocha. Its a dark cherry color at the least. THis is a great console, just be sure you want a very dark piece of furniture.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color on site was MUCH lighter.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was great.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate except the color
I'm very impressed and happy with this console. As noted previously, it is super easy to put together, unfolds out of box and you just have to put the shelves in and lay the top on. Everything lined up nicely and the cabinet drawers were evenly hung - no uneven seams. Has a very nice finish and lots of space for components. Highly recommended.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100%
I ordered this tv stand after searching many other websites and local stores. It had a five star rating and I totally agree. It was easily assembled and looks great in my family room. It was packed well with lots of styrofoam. I suggest slowly removing the packaging and vacuuming the styrofoam as you go.
Well made of all wood except two pieces that slid down the sides. Nice color. Shorter than imagined, but perfect for the size (50 inches) of my TV. The style is a wonderful transitional one, and will go well with most decors, with the possible exception of ornate furnishings.
I finally put this together yesterday. Although 'put together' is an overstatement. First, it was packed very well, all pieces in perfect condition. The main body of the unit 'unfolds' with doors and glass already attached. Slip in the side and bottom panels (and that is how easily they go in), add the selves and screw on the top and THAT IS IT! It took about as long as it took to unhook the equipment and hook everything back up. Other than needing a hand truck to move the box around (it's heavy) I did it by myself (single woman). I have put together my share of furniture and wish I had discovered this brand long ago - LOVE how easy it is AND how beautiful it looks! Very solidly built.
This unit was slightly more black than the brown/chocolate shown on the ad, but nothing awful. However, the unit has very positive attributes: 1) Very easy to put together - for a piece this size, it took an amazing little amount of time to put together; 2) High Quality - this item is all solid wood, no particle board that I could find; 3) Adaptable - I want to remove the black glass from the doors, so I could conceal my speakers, and the glass was very easy to remove; and 4) High Value - this piece is well worth the modest price, compared to others I saw on-line or in stores. However, this item was shipped with Styrofoam packing that crumbled and messed up my assembly area? When will Styrofoam be replaced by recycled paper or something else?