This attractive buffet cabinet is perfect for storing items in a classy way. There are six display shelves built inside the two cabinets, which feature glass doors making it easy to store treasured heirlooms and display them at the same time....more
I saw this buffet months ago on Overstock. I waited too long and was crushed when I went on to order it and it sold out. In the interim I ordered one from another vendor online that looked similar. It was more expensive but it was already assembled and a mahogany to espresso brown. It arrived and a corner of it was crushed. I returned it and imagine my delight when I looked on Overstock and they had 1 left of the buffet that I originally wanted!
It did take my darling husband several hours to put together. He did not say that it was exceptionally difficult, but we do have one pin that we could never get fully flush. You do not notice it looking at the buffet. I am able to fit 12 place settings of Great White dishes in it easily as well as several serving trays, glasses and my silver and napkins in the drawers. For me this is a lifesaver as we live in an attic apartment with sloped ceilings and do not have upper cabinets in the kitchen.
My only slight disappointment is that this buffet presents as black at any point other than when in direct sunlight. In the sun it is a perfect rich beautiful brown. I would just want to make it very clear to any potential purchasers that you need someone who is good at assembly and has some spare time and that this buffet is almost always going to look closer to black than brown. I may also go out and buy different drawer slides so that it is smoother opening and closing the drawers. Other than that it is wonderful!!!
This buffet is beautiful. I read all the reviews, so wasn't surprised or upset by the long assembly time.
The instructions say to assemble in the order given. Drawers are last. I suggest you put one drawer together first. That way you can be sure of fit before completing the buffet. We had to backtrack and take apart because of a mistake we made with the tracks. If a drawer had been available to try, we could have fixed the mistake right away.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Very good buffet, looks great. Had many pieces but great instructions. An electric screw driver is a real must, especially since the back board is attached with screws (which shows what a great quality product this is!) And two people are recommended for the assembly, since it gets very heavy (again, real wood, excellent quality!)
I was also very impressed with how easy it was to attach the doors exactly right - usually one needs to play with the hinges until it closes straight, but here there are no screws to play with and it was so easy to assemble properly on the first try.
The only downside for me was the color, I expected a dark brown color ("Espresso..") but this is completely and totally black.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The actual product is completely black, not dark brown that I expected.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very durable, good finish, doors attached easily to the right place
I've been looking at the same one at *** , just couldn't get myself to actually pay over a grand for the same piece. I'm glad I finally chose the one with Overstock. The only part that sucked was the assembly...not difficult just time consuming and instructions could be just a bit more clear!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
How is the quality of the product? For the price very good and solid.
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
This is a very strong and good looking piece of furniture. You need to be pretty handy to put this together and a large area to lay all the piece out. One of the drawer with slot piece broke where the slot is... Luckily I am doing remodeling in my house and had wood clamp and glue to glue it back. Don't over tighten the screw as I broke on of the screw... I spent 6 hours to put it together alone. I would give it a 5 stars if the drawer piece was not broken.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Pretty good except the drawer slot was broken
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Close
Very nice, substantial piece of furniture for the price. I bought this to use as an entertainment center because most are too short and small for my taste, but this was PERFECT. I fit lots of dvds and components on the shelves and the drawers are so handy for extra remotes, etc. Installation was time consuming because it is so big and heavy but overall not difficult for an experience furniture assembler (since I order from overstock a lot, I qualify :). The only issue was that one of the screws in the bottom came up through the wood even though I was very careful to hand tighten and not to overdo it. It was easily concealed and otherwise it went together beautifully. So happy with this purchase!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than expected
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
What is the inside width of the shelves? I would like to put my stereo in one side and am concerned it won't fit.atrplace on May 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi atrplace, the shelves are approximnately 20 inches W. Thanks for your interest, hope this helps!overstockcustomercare1 on May 17, 2013
1) Is the back of the buffet finished wood? Might eventually put it in front of a window and the back would be visible from outside.
2) Is the lower back (near the floor) open? I have an outlet on the floor...the buffet would be sitting on top of the outlet...need to run the cords for lamps down the back of the buffet and under it.andi1981 on May 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The back panel can be spray painted prior to assembly. The lower back does have a support (approximately 4" in from the back) which will allow for an outlet and cords to be stored behind the buffet.overstockcustomercare1 on May 14, 2013
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overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 3, 2013
This buffet would pretty much match any black dinning set.
http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=black+dinning+set&taxonomy=cat711&searchtype=Headeroverstockcustomercare1 on Oct 30, 2012
It is difficult to see the detail of the top of the unit (the counter top part). Is it possible to get a picture of how it looks? I would like to see how the top transitions to the cabinets. Are there bevels in the wood.sonia2325 on Sep 8, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
How many positions are available for adjusting the shelves? Are there peg holes all the way up and down the sides are just a few positions available in the middle?roommom on Jul 11, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question