It is black - it is much darker than the picture. I purchased it to store sweaters and it's not bad. The boards are a bit thin - and we had to really be very careful when tightening screws so that it didn't crack. It's a good size. I don't know if it would be able to handle books or anything very heavy.
CONS: * color more black than espresso * terribly messy to unpack - had to do it over tub, with lots of dust, weird fibers and styrofoam ball fragments * gaps in fit in places PROS: * nice style and design * all parts labeled by letter or number * instructions easy to follow * sturdy, useful cabinet for the bathroom
This is the first time I felt the quality of the product was less than average. It was bad when I took the stickers off with the lettering on them it left marks and when I tried rubbing them out it left them permanet. Not quite the quality I am use to getting. I would rate it a c- at best.
This cabinet was pretty hard to put together. Used some wood glue on the dowels to add stablility. The photo is a little misleading; the inside of the cabinet is very dark. Anything you put in there will not really show up very well. Got a small LCD light and mounted it on the top shelf, but the light doesn't reach the other two shelves. Looks pretty cheap, but I actually took some sandpaper and distressed it a bit and that definitely helped. This truly is more black than brown. Overall, it looks OK, but I feel it was overpriced. This is the first time I've been less than 100% satisfied with an Overstock purchase.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? This truly is more black than "expresso, " but that is one reason it appealed to me as my dining room furniture is black.
- How is the quality of the product? sturdy enough, but looks somewhat "cheap"
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? The reviews will tell you more about this item than the description
You get what you pay for. Very thin veneers on the wood that scratch easily. Some of my pieces came scratched from rubbing against other pieces in the packaging. Pieces didn't fit snuggly when put together, so piece is wobbly.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was poor. The pieces don't fit snuggly so the legs are uneven. Very thin veneers and many pieces came with superficial scratches because of packaging. Cheap cost of unit shows in the quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
This product is very cheaply constructed. The parts they sent for example; screws for the handles was too short. Structure very weak, and color is closer to black. I thought it would fit in with my furniture from Ashley Home Furnishings but de-class the room. I kept it only because I hate returns and this O.com website is not return friendly. I found a hidden corner and stuck it in. Pay a little more for better quality merchandise.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The item was much darker/almost black
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very cheap, poor quality, screws to small
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Too little information/inaccurate
Overall, this cabinet looks good and would be suitable for holding relatively small items. We have our DVDs and our son's video games inside the cabinet and it works great for that. The top piece of the cabinet came scratched in the package, but we put a phone an other stuff on top of it - not worth the hassle of sending back for another one. Set-up of the cabinet was relatively easy compared to other cabinets I've put together - partly because of the small size and partly good design. This cabinet is exactly what it should be - ok quality, good looks, good price - perfect for a family with kids who doesn't want to buy expensive furniture that will end up chewed by the dog and stained by the kids' juice!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? ok, but good for the price
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
Cabinet is a little smaller than photo would suggest. I liked the ease of assembly, but left front door of cabinet became slightly warped after just a couple days. I had to install 3 extra metal washers to get the magnet to keep the door closed.
I bought this cabinet for bathroom storage and it works great. The only thing I would do differently is use wood glue when assembling. I think it would be stronger than just using the toggles. Not difficult to put together, and it looks nice. Expresso is the color but it it black enough to use in a black/white color scheme.
This cabinet arrived very quickly. I cannot comment on the assembly. My husband had it assembled when I got home from work. He had no complaints. It fits perfectly in my kitchen and I am very pleased with it. The color is black - which is what I wanted. It's not the highest quality, but for the price I think it is a great deal.
Buying it on Overstock was easy and painless. Good experience. The quality of the product is quite average. I agree with other reviews which say: - Very strong toxic smell inside the cabinet (may be glue) - Very fragile material - Almost overpriced for the average quality It does look nice from a distance. From close, you can see that it is average quality. It works for what I need it for right now, and I'm lazy to take it apart and ship it back, but I will "not" recommend it.
This item looked so much better in the online pictures, we gave it a try and ordered it. When we opened the box we knew it was a poorly made item but still assemble it and when it was done, it took over an hour, the cabinet was falling apart. The same night we disassable it and put it back in the box and returned it the second day. Sorry, this is the only item we returned from Overstock.
I really liked the style of this cabinet - for $*** I should have known better. The ordering process was easy and the cabinet arrived faster than estimated. I unpacked the parts and pieces and found everything labeled wonderfully and instructions were easy enough to follow. The side panels were broken though. I contacted overstock and they quickly responded. Instead of sending my just the panels that I needed they sent a whole new cabinet. This seemed like overkill but as soon as it arrived I understood why. This was the "same" cabinet" but they were actually different - the final result would look more or less the same but the hardware was different sizes, different hole placements etc... The new cabinet had some damage but not nearly as bad as the first and I went ahead and attempted to put it together. I go all the way to the doors only to realize that they had supplied 2 left doors instead of a left and a right...and I couldn't use the doors from the original order because they were just a little too different...boo. Overstock supplied UPS label for return and full credit. I get that this was a cheap cabinet but it's unfortunate that I couldn't even get the right pieces to put it together.
I have mixed feelings about this cabinet. After assembling it, I was very pleased with the appearance. I bought two Classique Espresso cabinets. I began to assemble this, but the directions were hard to follow. Assembled the smaller cabinet first and from the clear directions, was able to figure out how to assemble the two door cabinet. This cabinet was older model than the one door. The holes were out of alignment and some too small. It took the better part of a morning to complete it. After assembling, the cabinet looked great. When reading this review, keep in mind that this is the first time I ever assembled furniture and that may have made it more difficult for me to figure out the directions.
With every piece we put together the phrase was "man the seems like poor craftsmanship"... The doors still don't line up correctly and to be reconfigured so many times just to get the doors to connect correctly to the magnet. Upon delivery the front doors were scratched and the tools pack was open and the screws/ nuts/ bolts were scattered everywhere. The item is a lot smaller then I thought it would be, hoping to return this item... Although it is more affordable then some, not worth it!