Great buffet for the price. Everything is wood except for the backing and the drawer bottoms are pressed wood. Everything else is real wood. Note.. the photo was taken with the flash. The color is actually a bit darker. Definitely not as much yellow as in the picture. Also.. the handles look cheap. After measuring you will need 160mm or 6 1/4" center to center handles. Otherwise a great product.
Ok, I haven't reviewed anything I've bought from Overstock yet, but I have to on this one. This is a beautiful piece of furniture, exactly as shown but maybe a bit more brown than I thought (maybe it's me, but it looks a little reddish-brown in the pic). Assembly was time consuming, as usual with these types of items (took me a few hours). But - I've assembled a couple other things from here (a desk and a coffee table), and I thought the quality of this buffet, including the parts (down to the the cams, screws, etc.) was just a notch above those. The doors were a bit of a pain, screwing in the the hinges to the body while holding the door up with my knee (would be MUCH easier with two people, one holding the door while the other screws them in), but other than that this was pretty straight-forward, and not as many screws as you would think. Have a punch on hand to make some of the little pilot holes bigger, makes screwing in those little screws on the door much easier since this is very hard wood. Also, there was one small smudge in the finish on one of the edges (which I can live with), but other than that it was in perfect condition. For this price, I am extremely happy with this buffet, and with overstock in general.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? A little darker brown, not quite as reddish as it looks
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
You really can't beat this value. As others have noted, assembly takes several hours, but it isn't too hard. The quality of this piece is much better than other assemble-it-yourself furniture I've purchased, and the end result is beautiful. I hated the cabinet and drawer pulls that came with it, so I ordered a set that looks more mid-century. That small change made a big difference in the overall look. Highly recommended.
This is overall a great piece of furniture. It looks wonderful. I really like the wood texture & color. I did not find this difficult to put together at all; instructions were very easy to read. I had asked the overstock staff the weight of the item as I'm a single woman & carrying up stairs can be tough for me. The staff told me it was 55 pounds. However, the item came in three boxes - 55 pounds, 65 pounds & 75 pounds. They are well labeled so you know what to open & where the instructions are. You will not regret buying this item.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Average - weighed more than overstock staff said it would
The buffet is a very nice style and the color matched what it shows on-line. But I was a little disappointed in the quality since it is not solid wood. When it arrived, the top was slightly smashed and chipped on the front right corner and you could clearly see that it's not solid wood, but a wood veneer on top of a manufactured wood. Rather than return it, we decided to try to cover it up with wood stain and a dab of brown paint. Also the drawers are not as solid as I would like. The drawer bottoms are thinner and a little flimsy which makes the drawers kind-of rattle when you open and close them. But the hardware for the drawer glides and for the door hinges are good quality. Be prepared to spend some time putting it together as it will take a few hours. Thankfully, the directions are pretty straightforward. However, it helps to have a power screwdriver since some of the screw holes are not pre-drilled. Also, the drawer handles are a little ugly, but they are good quality. You can replace them with something you like but they are 6.25 center-to-center (160 mm) which is not easy to find in your local ***or cabinet store. I found lots of choices on-line but for now I purchased a large mirror with a brushed nickel frame that matches the handles really well and hung it above the buffet. Overall, I like this buffet and it is a nice style, but I've seen other buffets on sale that are solid wood and already assembled, for about the same price.
This buffet is really perfect. The style is right on par. it was VERY easy to put together. It suggests that 2 people put it together. I do not suggest it, but I did do it by myself in about 2 hours. The style is perfectly contemporary and the wood feels like real wood, not pressboard and cheap. Does not sound hollow when you knock on the sides. I watched this item for months as it sold out and was restocked many times. I finally pulled the trigger and I am NOT disappointed,.