I bought this cabinet two years ago and absolutely love it. It has held up nicely overly the two years (I keep it pretty well packed) and it survived a move. I have not had any problems with the shelves or doors. The color is a darker cherry - so if you are looking for more of a brown then this is not for you. It took me around an hour to put together. As stated before, the top and bottom shelves are fixed cd sized shelves (each holds approx 60 cds). That leaves up to 4 DVD shelves (which each hold approx 45 single DVD cases). You could have 4 cd shelves and 3 DVD shelves if you so wish.
This is a lovely piece of furniture. I was a bit disappointed that two of the shelves are fixed in place and are CD sized. The DVD's on those shelves are laid on their sides. I was impressed that two extra shelves were included so it could be used to store CDs instead of DVD's. There was a small chip on one end of a board but it's on the bottom inside so it doesn't show. Also the back board halves are different, but since it's up against the wall that didn't create a problem.
I have purchased two of these video cases. The cherry wood color is true and beautiful. The doors slide easily. It took less time to put together than to do my hair. Only draw back for me was the fixed shelves. They're made for CD's and I need DVD and VCR sized shelves, but since there are four other shelves it works, and looks good.
We are so pleased with this cabinet. I was able to put it together while my toddler took her afternoon nap, and stock all the shelves with our CDs. It looks beautiful in our dining room and matches our furniture perfectly. I was happy to see that the packaging was not excessive, and was adequate to protect the pieces during shipment. The price could not be beat.
Had squashed edges on the doors, didn't fit in the tracks (I suspect a common problem, the doors with glass are rather heavy, and packed rather inadequately to protect those edges). However, the manufacturer quickly shipped me new doors complete with glass (I actually only requested the frame, told them I could remount the glass panels from the old doors). The cabinet itself is of course not real wood, but the finish is pretty good looking. Top and bottom shelves do not adjust, can only fit CD-size jewel cases there. The others adjust as desired. With a full row of media on a shelf, items in the center can be hard to get to, there are a few inches in the center that you can't easily reach no matter which side you slide the doors to. However, the doors are easily removed and replaced. All in all, not a bad unit, I'm thinking about getting another to match.
This item weighs over 70lbs and very unstable. It fell over within minutes of completing the construction of the item and put a large gash in the wall. Item does come with screws to screw into the wall but we didn't want to damage our wall, but turns out that happened anyway! We bought with expectations of using for a bookcase, but turns out it only fits DVDs and CD's. DO NOT BUY IF BUYING FOR BOOKS! took over an hour to put together with absolutely no help from the instructions. The instructions seem like they were written by a 7 year old with poor hand writing. would not recommend and this item is to no use for us. We instantly listed item on Craigslist and took half of what we paid for it just to get rid of it. :( Lesson learned, no furniture from overstock. If you read this review and still purchase this item....I'm sorry for you. Take this advice and save the trouble.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not at all accurate description
The Espresso sliding door cabinet was exactly what we wanted in the picture, and just the size to fit where we needed it. However, the instructions were confusing, the materials for the shelves of the bookcase were very flimsy, and after an hour of working on it, we just decided it just was not worth the trouble. The doors were beautiful.
I ordered this cabinet, because we have too many DVD's for our entertainment center. I was excited when it came in, because it matched all our living room furniture. Well. My husband put it together in roughly an hour, which isn't too bad. One of the sliding doors doesn't open easy at all and the other doesn't shut all the way. The bottom shuts all the way, but it must not be cut straight or something, because there is a small space between the door and side of the cabinet at the top. I was expecting it to be a little nicer and sturdier for the price, but it works. It looks good with our furniture, so I'm not too upset about its downfalls. I'd only recommend this item if it were to go on sale or something, because it's actual price is a bit high for what you get.
Please pay attention to the dimensions on this cabinet because that is the downfall of this piece. It is tiny, tiny, tiny. It literally hold only CD's and anything 1mm bigger will not fit. The unit is press board which is cheap and the shelves after one month are sagging under what should be normal loads. Due to the way they engineered the sliding doors, anything in the middle cannot be reached except if one can contort their arms in odd ways. Overall I am dissappointed that I spent as much as I did on this. It is worth half what I paid.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color matched well
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I was looking for a small curio cabinet and came across this one. Perfect for the spot that I had for it. the price was a little high for this but in the end worth it. Easy to assemble, few challenges....barrel nut broke and one shelf scratched. I use as a curio and so I didn't use all te shelves. It comes with two permanent and 5 adjustable. Love it and highly recommend!!
I found this exact same cabinet on at **** ****, for $280, so we know this is a great deal on Overstock The cabinet requires assembly, which is not mentioned in the Overstock description. In fact, I called customer support and they assured me it would be no assembly required. Sigh. Fortunately, it wasn't difficult and it required very few tools. I completed assembly in <40 min. HOWEVER, the instructions recommend that the cabinet be permanently screwed into the wall with molly bolts. I chose not to do this because I may move it in the future. I am storing only linens and towels -- not media such as DVDs -- so the weight seems no problem. I will continue to use the cabinet without bolting it to the wall. The back panel of the unit is incredibly cheap. The sides and top are good-enough-quality wood, but the back panel is flimsy, pre-printed, wood-grain-esque fiber-board. I was extremely disappointed when it arrived. However, once I assembled the unit and put it in place, I realized a casual observer probably would never notice the cheap backboard.
I'm still amazed at the cheapest shipping cost Overstock.com charged for this cabinet, which arrived promptly on the day they specified. The price was also the best after comparing competitors for the same item. When the cabinet arrived, my spouse and I put it together in less than a couple of hours. (He with the instructions and a hand held power drill, and me passing him parts and screws and cleaning stuff up. A smooth operation!) The photograph you see represents a true picture of the item, a deep rich cabinet that stores a lot of DVDs. It's beautiful. The price was right, the delivery smooth, the product as described. This overall online transaction was very satisfactory.
I bought two of these and I have to say, first and foremost, they do look good as a pair. I bought one to hold CDs and the other to hold DVDs. If you are getting them soley for DVDs, I would like to point out that the position of the two fixed shelves only give you four shelves that can hold DVDs and two shelves that are left behind that can hold anything CD size. Together they would have given a fifth DVD shelf but separated they leave you with space to be filled in with something other than DVDs. The one for the CDs on the other hand looks great. Boxed sets of CDs just about fit snugly on the shelves but at least they fit. The rear of the cabinets I found frustrating with both. All the holes on the frame did not match up with the back board and twice I went diagonally through the side and out the other end. The CDs/DVDs hide that damage but it is there nonetheless. There are two parts to the back board and I feel that they do not come together well. The packaging prevents a single piece being shipped but I have seen other pieces where the board has been folded rather than be separated. There are no spare bits so make sure you don't misplace one single piece. It does recommend that the cabinet is attached to the wall but with sliding doors, I don't feel that is necessary. One of the reasons for going with sliding doors is that the weight never shifts, unlike opening doors. So in summary, a good product that looks great and is value for money. Just not the best thing designed in the world.
this unit was easy to put together, arrived quickly, and looks great. we ordered two of them and placed them back-to-back as a small room divider because we have a lot of dvd's but little space. they look very nice. way to go overstock!