This is a great cabinet that can hold a lot of movies and CDs. It was timely putting it together but the instructions were very clear and easy to undrstand. It is pretty alarming when you are putting it together and it seems so flimsy and unstable but once you put the back piece on it is as solid as a rock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great deep brown color!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I thought it was in excellent condition.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It's exactly as it seems in the picture and in the description.
I ordered two of these. They look very nice from 5 feet away but the materials are shoddy. Numerous nicks and dings in the finish appear to be from the factory, not from shipping. These come with fittings to attach to the wall which is recommended, particularly if putting anything heavy inside or on top. Othewise easily tips over. I am not impressed, but the pieces do exactly what I needed them to do (LOTS of storage for media), look nice from the couch, and were all I could afford. If you can't afford better - and if your household is gentle/respectful of items as a general rule - these might do just fine for ya. Easy to put together. First one took me (a reasonably 'handy' average female) 4 hours including set up time and figuring out directions and extra tools. Second one took 2 hours or less. Recommend soft mallet, electric screwdriver or drill, and Elmer's glue (or wood glue) in addition to the Phillips screwdriver indicated in the directions. The dowels do not fit tightly; a couple drops of glue in the dowel holes adds strength once it's dry. Be gentle with the drill so as not to overdrive the screws - the pressboard is not very dense and the finish mars/tears EASILY. Instructions indicate putting on cardboard backing last. Works better if backing is attached as soon as each part of the frame is secured. Item is heavy; 'flexes' when you try to move it so recommend moving entirely empty with two people. If working alone, recommend moving without shelves and doors, adding those after it's in place.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? close enough
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor to average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? close enough
I was so excited to buy this piece. I wanted something large enough to store about 300 DVDs. I ordered, delivery was fast, but it was darker than I expected and one of the handles on the door was buckling around the wood - too obvious for me too overlook. So I called Overstock and they were great. They shipped out a replacement ASAP. To no avail, the second one was of poor quailty too. The laminate on the side boards was peeling, the paint was done poorly and the quality of the 'wood' itself was awful. I had to return and ended up ordering a media cabinet from another competitor.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Darker than expected - looks almost black
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
This cabinet is awesome. It is exactly what I wanted; it holds all of our movies, it looks nice, and it doesn't feel cheap like it's going to fall apart. My only complaint is that after I was done putting it together (I'm no handy-woman so it took about 2 hours by myself) the top doors do not stay shut completely. This may be my fault but can be fixed with a magnet strip or something like that. Overall though, this cabinet is great and definitely a good buy!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect, the color was exactly what the site showed.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was great.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Completely accurate.
The unit fell by itself when I was in the middle of building it. The cabinet looks great but the structural design is not good at all. The CAM screws that came with it came out by even after locking them in place. The unit swayed when I was building and fell when I stepped out of the room. Luckily it did not fall on anyone. The unit is heavy but the design is poor and cannot withstand its own weight.
This media cabinet looks great and the assembly was fairly simple. I expected a little better quality based on the price and the whole thing is pretty flimsy and it does not hold as many DVDs and Blue-Ray disks as advertised.. Several parts were damaged but the replacement process was excellent.
Was nervous about ordering these after some of the reviews but I LOVE THEM!! I really couldn't be happier with them. Took a little longer than anticipated to put them together and the Styrofoam in the box went everywhere but I have no regrets. Very happy with my purchase
I purchased this for holding movies and games, for which it is more than adequate. The cabinet looks great and the glass doors really add class. Despite a mangled shipping box, the only damage to my unit was on the backboard, which is hidden when the cabinet is in full use. The biggest problem with this unit is the wooden dowels. They are WAY too small for the pre-drilled holes they are supposed to go in. Usually wooden dowels require some effort to insert because they are supposed to supply rigidity to the unit. In this case, the dowels literally roll around in their sockets. No amount of wood glue can compensate for the mismatch. Thus the cabinet has NO lateral stability whatsoever until the backboard is attached. Do NOT expect this cabinet to survive multiple moves. If you want to add value to this piece, you might go to the hardware store and find dowels that fit better. The glass doors don't quite want to stay closed on their own. A magnetic catch would be perfect for them. Once everything is in place you will be pleased with the look of this cabinet.