This shelf looks like the PB Samantha shelf at a fraction of the cost. The directions are really not that clear, but you can figure it out if you take your time. There is not a full backing to the back of the cubbies (meaning that you can see the wall when mounted). If hung correctly, the hooks are study and can support jackets & coats.
Great in garage entry near mud room. Sturdy, functional and attractive. Not at all difficult to assemble or mount. Instructions are not correct as others have pointed out, but it isn't difficult to tell what goes where. Good product. Highly recommended.
ordered this item for storage for entranceway. holds up well and looks more expensive than it is. Great value for the price. we use it to store outdoor items, mittens gloves, dog leashes ect; items that would normally clutter the entrance area. not too difficult to assemble. love that it has hooks to hang, a great organizational item. I see complaints about the quality which is surprising, The quality is exceptional for the price. I didnt invest in a high end piece of furniture , I bought a unit that I know I was going to treat rough, and got above what i would expect for the price. It holds up well for the rugged use we give it
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality for price, sturdy holds up
We purchased 5 shelves on this site that were awesome. We purchased this one the same day. The quality of this is poor, made with particle board. We purchased it for a bathroom so it will not hold up. We had to finish painting the unfinished sides of all the pieces to seal it and then we could put it together. No baskets came with this set. The other sets we purchased were of a much nicer quality, were solid wood and were finished and then included the baskets for less money. This was a very disappointing purchase.
I was disappointed when putting this piece together. The instructions are not very good. You must be careful to get everything in the correct direction. The holes that the plastic dowels go into were deeper than they should have been and swallowed up the entire peg. I was covered in black "shoe polish" when I was done assembling this piece. The black permanant marker included with the hardware should have been a clue.
Coordinates very nicely with Sonoma Cubby Bench. Rich, warm color. Works really well to hang coats if you don't have a coat closet in your home. Would be nice if website linked a set of baskets to this product so that customers would not need to shop around on their own for baskets to fit after receiving the shelf.
Sadly, this cubby shelf wasn't up to snuff. The assembly instructions were incorrect as another reviewer pointed out. Please get the correct instructions before attempting to assemble. Otherwise, you'll wind up with holes where there shouldn't be! Otherwise, product is OK...
I have a similar shelf in white in my daughter's room. This is much nicer. It is larger and the hooks are higher quality. I was able to assemble the unit on my own in less than an hour with only two minor errors that I easily corrected (my own mistakes). I like the hanging system. There is a piece of wood that you mount on the wall into the studs and the shelf rests on that. The only reason that i did not give this 5 stars is that the mounting piece does not have a finished appearance on the bottom (visible) portion and the wood screws are gold and are visible from the wall side. If they would give some black caps for the wood screws and finish the bottom surface, my rating would go up. Also, be sure you have a good stud finder, drill, and long bits to hang the mounting piece.
Great cubbie, fairly easy to put together, and large! I was about to order the 4-sectioned cubbie, but remeasured the space it was going to be installed and decided on this 3-sectioned one. The cubbie is quite tall and deep, so it really does take up some space! The 4-sectioned one would have fit in the space but would have overwhelmed it. My only complaint is with the pre-drilled holes in one of the back pieces-- it would have been nice if the holes were drilled in both ends so that it didn't matter which way you tried to screw in the attaching pieces. Because the directions weren't incredibly clear, we ended up securing that back piece in and then realizing that the dividers couldn't be secured because we'd put the back piece in upside down. We just drilled new holes instead of taking what we'd done apart. Also, we weren't impressed by the number and placement of the pre-drilled holes for securing the cubbie to the wall. My husband is quite handy and felt that the weight of the cubbie wouldn't be adequately supported, so we screwed the cubbie into the wall in some additional places.
I was worried this was going to be some cheaply made shelve, BUT boy was I wrong. Its strong, heavy and very well made! It was true to its dimensions and arrived it good packing so not to get damaged. Also arrived with all parts and screws. Well worth the price!!!
What I like: the simple clean lines and solid black with sturdy hooks looks beautiful in our foyer (no more of my husband hanging his jacket on the staircase banister. It was fairly easy to put together (just make sure you line up the holes on the shelf dividers to use later). It is nice to have a dedicated space for our daughter's lunchbox and school papers in a cubbie. What I did not like: I am confused why the 2.5 inch screws to mount the unit on the wall were not included with the product . I had to go to the hardware store to purchase them separately. I would encourage you to use your stud finder then use 3 inch wood screws to mount it instead.
This is very classy looking and very sturdy. Love it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect!
We ordered this for my husbands office to hang sweatshirts on and file small things. It came with in a reasonable amount of time. The material that the shelves are made from is extremely flimsey particle board. It was so flimsey it wouldnt stay together and kept breaking parts off. It was the worst product I have ever purchased, and I would highly recommend not every buying this flimsey piece of garbage. I hope overstock removes this junk from their site. There are other complaints of the same. I didnt read reviews before I purchased, and wish I had. If you are reading this, at least you know how bad this is.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was right
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. it was so bad. It fell apart at every step of the way, and we sent it back. It was the worst material I have ever seen. Particle board was like saw dust, the minute you touched it, it broke.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? not good