In theory this is a great cart. First, I am an engineer and quite adept in putting together this type of furniture. However, this was by far the most difficult piece of furniture I've ever had the displeasure of assembling. The pieces were labeled incorrectly, so I got half way through and had to un-assemble and reassemble. The front door and top drawer are not aligned correctly, leaving them noticeably uneven, the pre-assembled drawer runners didn't slide and left about a half inch gap between the top of the drawer and the door hangs crooked. This makes the entire thing look so so cheap. One of the back panel pieces came in the box broken off, which I didn't realize until the last step of putting this together, and wasn't about to un-assemble and repackage at that juncture.. Finally, the magnetic bar for the door does not fully attract to the magnetic catch, so the door swings open if you don't reinforce it with a DIY magnetic strip attachment. Not worth the money. Ikea is less expensive, easier, and looks much better as a finished product.
I had a limited amount of space to put a kitchen cart but needed something that would actually hold a mixer, etc. this cart fits the bill. It was easy to put together, rolls out beautifully when I need it and is a very efficient use of space.
"This cart is a perfect addition to my kitchen. The block top is thick and beautiful. Putting it together was a challenge. First, the top didn't appear to have a front or a back... and we put the whole thing together backward before realizing this important fact! There is a very thin slit carved into the BACK of the block top. FYI. Also - the drawer was impossible to put on the track! The interior track was one of the only things that was done upon arrival, and it was assembled BACKWARDS. The drawer track needed to be dismantled and turned around before we could fit the drawer in. I'm just glad we didn't break it trying to force the drawer in! This was the most frustrating part... And the last step. "
It took several hours to put together, but I took my time and it went well. The back piece came with a crack in it, but Overstock did a great job of communicating with me and replacing the cracked piece. The top is nice and heavy. My only complaint would be that the wheels don't really attach, making it hard to move. Not a problem for me since I bought it to use as an island, but still not quite right.
We left the casters off of ours to make it look more like furniture, less like a cart. It is a perfect fit in our kitchen. We are using it as an island. (The back is finished so it doesn't have to be against a wall.) The height is still great, even without the casters. Though it did take a little time to put together, it was well worth it. Highly recommended.
This is a great low cost kitchen island for a small space. My only issues with it are: - The fragile particle board for the back came damaged (box had clearly been thrown around in the mail!) - The drawer doesn't shut fully - The cabinet door doesn't shut fully b/c the magnet is only on the top (no bottom magnet) I would still recommend this product, knowing it has its small quality drawbacks.
This bar cart was the perfect accessory for the empty space in our kitchen! The countertop is sturdy with ample space to hold your knife set and utensils. We put our wine and liquor a on the open side and Tupperware in the portion closed of by the cabinet, each has ample space!! My boyfriend said he had some trouble putting it together (not completely user friendly) however I have been very pleased with the product overall!!