This piece looks good and holds a lot of extra stuff in the mudroom. It went together fairly easily, but note that it is VERY heavy. They have accounted for this in the way it installs on your wall (you attach a long bracket to the wall studs and then attach the shelf to the bracket), but you will likely need two people or one very strong person with a good wingspan to get this up.
This product took a long time to get to my house because it was shipped from another country and had to pass customs. When the product got here it was in a long box. None of it was assembled and the bottom shelf was cracked. Some of the corners looked like they had been wet because the particle board looked like it expanded some. It was not easy to put together and some of the instructions were spelled wrong etc. It took us two hours to put it all together. We made a mistake on one of the shelf separators and when we tried to take it apart to fix it more pieces broke. The shelf is beautiful but the quality is cheap.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The pic looks like a darker color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I paid a lot of money for what I thought was quality wood. It's particle board.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was about right.
Bought this for my daughter, who has twin boys and another on the way. She needed a place for coats, hats, gloves, back packs, etc, since their house does not have a coat closet. We got this along with the matching bench with shoe compartments. These two items provide ample space for all the shoes and other things needed by a busy growing family, while adding to the decor and taking up very little floor space.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate, and pictures help, too.
This product is made of MDF with the surface being a laminated material. It's not solid wood so don't expect it to hold up to time and become an heirloom piece. It's easy to assemble but be aware that you will need to buy additional screws to securely mount this to a wall. The kit provides 4 3.5" wood screws to attach the wall mounting plate to the wall but none to secure the unit itself to the wall once it has been hung. The kit relies on 2 0.5" tall overlapping tongues running the length of the unit to hold the unit on the wall. As this piece weighs in at 42 lbs I don't trust that to design to work for long by itself. The instructions say that "you may want to attach the unit directly to the wall using similar screws" which again are not supplied. Ideally, you'll want to mount this to 4 studs. If that's not an option you'll need to use REALLY sturdy (high load bearing) wall anchors. Once it's time to mount to unit to the wall you'll need someone to help as this is an awkward, heavy piece to lift and hold by yourself. Outside of that the unit is completely functional and serves its purpose well. It probably won't survive more than a couple of moves since it's not solid wood but if that's not a concern this is a nice piece.
I bought this over a year ago and I finally to put in a review. First I'll say it's great quality, and the price was great. Like everyone else mentioned, this is HEAVY. My husband was almost afraid to hang it on the wall because he thought it might break the wall - we've never hung anything that heavy before. But there were so many great reviews I doubted it would fall off. Anyway, it's still up a year later. The color is just like the picture. You definitely need baskets to cover the not finished part inside. It definitely too a few shopping trips to find the right size basket to fit in the cubby. Overall I am happy with the purchase
When I opened the box I worried it might be too long for the hall, but it turned out that it fit perfectly. Could have used some advice on how high to hang it but we managed to figure it out. It's a pretty good quality shelf, it definitely is serving it's purpose. We hang out coats and hats on it nicely. But, the part that you attach to the wall for the shelf to sit on has an unfinished underside which is not very attractive, seems funny that everything was thought of but that one little section... I'm fairly sure I put it all together correctly! Anyway, a nice addition to the hall and will look even nicer once it's been decorated with our clutter.