This was great it fit perfectly next to our stove so I could add extra storage and counter space! Fits all those big appliances and platters that wont fit into your normal cabinets! I was missing some screws from the kit and I called the number inside the box and had them 2days later! I seperated all the nuts and bolts into piles and labeled what they were for and once I started putting it together it went so smooth since I already had things divided up. Make sure you count eveything first to find out if you are missing anything before you start to put it together. I love the look and craftsmanship of the unit is great! Plus overstock shipping charges made this offer even better most stores would charge atleast $60 for shipping!
it was a bit of a struggle to put it together, but completely worth it. it is a beautiful solid wood island. it fit with our kitchen perfectly. the castors roll nicely, it is very functional. the price was exceptional. it was delivered very fast too.
Purchased this island/cart for kitchen. All pieces/parts were included, all in excellent condition. We may have spent more than we wanted, but the hardwood of this cart was worth it. It's extremely solid, the castors/wheels are solid and it looks great. Took my husband about 3 hours to assemble with minimal assistance from me. Only thing I didn't like was instructions say to oil the wood once/week for 3 weeks, then once/month for 3 months, then as needed. Not a problem except no oil was included with the cart, that would have been nice. So after shopping locally with no luck, I had to order butcher block oil on-line. Other than that, a great island/cart for the price, we're very happy.
This has been a real **** to put together. Nothing is marked, and the instructions are extremely limited. On top of which, the description on-line says NOTHING about "assembly required". For the price paid it should have come assembled.
We're very pleased with this purchase. My husband assembled it one day while I was at work, so I can't comment on ease of assembly other than to say that the screws were very tight. My husband took the manufacturer's advice and dipped the screws in a little vegetable oil, which helped a lot. The manufacturer dips all the wood in oil before shipping, but we gave it a couple more coats, especially on the top. It looks great. We're very pleased with how it looks and how sturdy it is. The sides and back are laminated, but they look very nice after assembly. I discovered after visiting the manufacturer's website that this product is made in America with American wood and the company is fairly "green," so overall we feel very good about this purchase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This Island is beyond my expectations, and when I found out that it was manufactured in the Catskills, (NY) ( I am from Central NY), and the manufacture also has a supportive, informative website, I was very pleased. It was not very difficult to assemble and was able to put to use quickly. I did follow the manufactures reccomendations and oiled the product once a week for 3 weeks, though I am not actually cutting on the surface of the island, you can. (mineral oil from the drug store is fine). I would definitely buy from this company again.
I read reviews on this island before I purchased it so knew it did not come assembled. My mother recently moved into an assisted living apartment which has a refrigerator but no other appliance or kitchen sink since meals are served in the community dining room. But she needed something to hold her microwave and a few kitchen supplies for snacks and this works perfectly. It took a long time to assemble but I carefully read the directions and did it myself and it came together exactly as it should have. They provide instructions for oiling the wood parts.
This is a really nice piece. I've converted my kitchen entirely to a work (cooking) area, and this replaced the kitchen table. I put 24 inch stools on each side so folks can sit and talk to me while I cook. It's not really treated, so I beeswaxed the top, and mineral oiled the rest of it three or four times.
My only problem is that the write-up and the person I called to confirm said that the piece is assembled, and it is NOT. I cost me $100 to get it assembled by a guy who assembles all my furniture, and it took him two hours. Imagine how long it would take me!! So,, Overstock, not a great value, but an average value, once all was said and done.
I am glad that my brother-in-law is a master woodworker & carpenter! This island hutch was VERY complicated to assemble.
I would also recommend that any purchasers also invest in plenty of "Howard" mineral oil and restorer! I put 10 coats on mine, letting each one soak in over night. This was applied to the entire island, not just the top. It is now a beautiful piece of furniture.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
I researched for about 2 weeks several sites until I was sure this was what I wanted and I had never bought from overstock. I usualy bought from another popular site. I checked both sites and overstock was free shipping and on sale when I got ready to buy. It got here faster, and in purfect condition. The quality is excellant. I am really pleased.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? really very close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. wonderful quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? completely accurate
Thank you for contacting us michaelsaxon. We apologize for the confusion we might have caused. This product is not assembled. Yes the top is a butcher block. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 25, 2013
It did not come assembled and took a while to put together but directions are good. I would not use the top for cutting.suereed on Oct 20, 2013
Hello maplewoodhill, Side Shelf Dimensions: 20 in. wide by 3.675 in. deep by 6.75 in. high (clearance). Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 17, 2013
What are the dimensions of the cabinet door opening with both doors open? Is there a shelf inside?cjones0801 on Feb 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There is a shelf inside. With the doors open I can put a full-size convection toaster oven in the bottom.hoffinator on Mar 1, 2013
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