The cart itself is beautiful, but a small packet of parts was missing and a key assembly point was not drilled. The simple part was in metric, so not so easily replaced, but we finally found it online. We spent over $$ to get about 20 cents worth of missing pieces due to order minimums and delivery fees. To finish the assembly we had to drill a hole in the metal frame or the cupboard door would not have fit. Glad we have the cart -- the finished version is just what we need -- but we won't be ordering assembly-required furniture from this store ever again.
I put it together in about 2hrs, while watching SNL on Netflix. Was very easy. All parts and instructions made sense. The quality of the top piece was better than expected. The white pieces were a mix of solid wood and MDF. I wish the back of the cabinet was a thicker piece of wood, as it seems flimsy, but this is not something anyone would notice unless they knocked on it. Also, I wish they'd included 4 locking wheels instead of 2 locking and 2 not locking. For the price, this is a great value!
This was a gift for my sister. My husband and I put the cabinet together while she cooked dinner, and when it was finished, she immediately started moving pots and pans into the storage areas. The storage is big enough to fit small appliances like slow cookers. The top is beautiful, but is finished, so doesn't really seem meant for chopping. The cabinet is sturdy, the parts were in good condition, paint-wise, with no chips or dents. All of the hardware was included (except for the towel rack), with no parts missing or left over. The towel rack was completely missing. None of the pieces for the towel rack were in the box, neither hardware nor wood. That's why I took back one star.
It was somewhat complicated to set up but I had a friend who's a carpenter do it. It's just what I needed to have a work surface next to my stove. (Before, I had to run across my ill-designed kitchen.) It looks great with my canisters and wine in the racks and small cutting board and other knick knacks. With a wall mounted hanging pot rack above it, this kitchen island turned my kitchen from a tacky minimalist rental to looking like a real kitchen. I only give 4 instead 5 stars because the directions could have been a lot better, and some of the pre-drilled holes were a bit askew. It caused the drawer to stick, but that doesn't subtract much from the overall use.
Only have had it one day. It is a job putting it together. Took me at least three hours, and I am pretty handy with such things. It looks great in the kitchen of our vintage log cabin. It gives our small kitchen much more space for two of us to prepare meals. My only complaints are: particle board drawer sides, one side which crumbled when putting together with screws provided. This was remedied by using longer screws, but may be the one weak spot. It was at the back of the drawer, so damage is not visible. The box could have been taped better. It is heavy in the box, which is good, but the tape on the bottom broke and allowed whatever was on the end of the red string to come out of the box. When delivered, the two sheet instructions fell out of the box, which again is good considering it came from Malaysia, and fell out when delivered here. One end of the red string was hanging outside the bottom of the box, the other tied to a bag of fasteners, etc, inside the box. I am guessing the empty end of the string was attached to an instruction book, but just a guess. I only received a two sheet picture instruction, no written instructions, no warranty, manufacture description, etc. If the box had been taped better this would not have happened. I was able to put it together. It is sturdy, and seems well made. I reversed the towel rack, as the left side in our kitchen butted up against another cabinet, when not in use. This was easy to do, just measure and drill a few holes. At times it seemed holes didn't align, but when put together in order as instructed, everything fit. I don't agree with other reviews saying it is too expensive, considering free shipping, and good quality. Overall we love it, and are very pleased with our purchase.
Loving this product! Fits beautifully in my new kitchen and is the perfect addition since we are limited in counter space! The white is bright and clean, and the butcher block top is of great quality. My father helped me put it together with no problem. A wonderful purchase from Overstock--you won't be disappointed!
Almost everyone has commented on the fact that the instructions contain no words and only pictures, so I will not comment on it, just to say it makes the assembly more challenging. But once you get this together, it is very nice. We bought it for my son's small San Francisco apartment where his kitchen has no counter space. This fits nicely underneath an upper cabinet and gives him some much needed storage space. He has only had it a week, but it seems durable. Unlike others, we found all holes were properly aligned and everything fit perfect. Plan about an hour for 2 people to assemble: one to interpret the instructions and one to actually assemble.
After I had the base set up I noticed a crack on the side where the drawer hardware was screwed into. Not a small crack either, should have never passed quality check. Then had to box up and send back a 80 pound box from a condo, enough said.
When I ordered this, I had no idea I would have to assemble this completely. It was a large heavy box and I didn't even open it because I knew I wouldn't be able to assemble it. For the cost, it should have come assembled. Not worth the bother
Had another kitchen island that was too big for the area. Decided to turn that one into a against the wall counter and bought this one to fit the space. Was a good size, putting together was relatively easy. Says the top is butcher block, but it isn't a true butchers block, but that's ok. Was worth the price for sure and is convenient with wheels Even went to target and bought bowls and plates like the ones in the picture which my wife and I love as well.
I LOVE MY CART! IT SHIPPED QUICKLY AND I HAD NO ISSUES WITH DAMAGING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT DID TAKE ME QUITE LONG TO PUT TOGETHER BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ. THERE ARE ONLY WORDS AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE PIECES ARE FACING THE RIGHT WAY WHICH I FOUND A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH. THE CART IS HEAVY AND STURDY. THE BUTCHER BLOCK ON TOP IS SOLID AND MAKES IT LOOK MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WHAT IT REALLY IS. DEFINITELY A GREAT PRODUCT!
Assembly of this cart with two persons is recommended, especially to decipher the text-free instructions. As long as you note the details and symbols in each drawing, putting this together should take only an hour or so. The overall quality is good, with a heavy wood top and casters that roll easily. The door stays closed when rolling, and the drawer works smoothly. My only "complaint" is that the open shelf is not adjustable. I would suggest that the maker add additional drill holes for the tabs so that the shelf can be set to accommodate cookbooks or mid-size items. The handle/towel bar looks good, and projects only a couple of inches past the top edge. A note on out-gassing: The smell of chemicals/solvents was VERY strong when we opened the box, and persisted for about a day. I would advise assembling only in a room with open windows, or in an open garage, and leaving the cart in fresh air for a day or so. We have bought several items of furniture in the last 5 years to assemble at home; this one was the smelliest by far. The smell dissipated in about a day.
This kitchen island was absolutely perfect for our home. The functionality of the wheels makes it really nice to reposition or move out of the way. It includes a wine rack, towel rack, two shelves, as well as a cabinet and drawer. The drawer and cabinet are not extremely durable, so I wouldn't recommend using them for something you access daily like silverware. We really love the island and we've gotten lots of compliments on how well it looks in our home.
I knew this was not going to be fine furniture, but for my needs - basically, to have a little extra surface in my tiny kitchen - it is perfect. This is a decent size, not one of the tiny carts you see so often, and in a stationary position feels quite sturdy. Putting it together was not too bad, although I messed up the drawer somehow and it rolls out rather roughly. But other than that, it is a great bit of flat-pack furniture.
Difficult to assemble. Much worse than *** furniture because of low quality pre-drilled holes. The cam holes were drilled too deep, so lining those up was very frustrating. Also the base board was completely ripped off on arrival. As I built it, I help the detached base board in place to secure it. Now that is it together, I love it.
It takes a while to assemble, and you really need 2 pairs of hands to do it, the finished product is much sturdier and solid than I thought it would be. I love that the counter is a little higher than kitchen counters, making the work space very comfortable to use. The cabinet holds large pots and pans and the drawer is perfect for silverware. My only complaint is that my particular item came damaged - a small serrated chunk out of the top and pealing paint at some of the seams. By the time we noticed, the cart was already put together. Overall, though, I'll get a lot of use out of this handy space-saver.
Well built, looks great. I did not use the butcher block since I had a left over piece of granite. I was worried it would be too heavy but the cart is just as sturdy. Only down side would be the treated butcher block since you can't do food prep on it.