We also have the matching bench. Both look great in our entry way. All of our guests use them both for jackets and shoes when they visit. We did change the hooks. We did not like the chrome finish hooks that came with it, and they did not match our home's fixtures. We went to a home improvement store to replace the chrome hooks with a dark oil finish set of hooks that blend in more with the color of the cubbie. Very rich espresso color that looks very nice. Great way to finish our entry way. We have received very nice compliments on it. We would recommend it to any one.
Moved into a new place without a coat closet and needed a place to stash my coat/purse/mail, etc.... I had a really hard time finding a unit that had 1) a shelf 2) the cubbies 3) hooks. Everything I seemed to find had one or two of the requirements, but not all three. So, when I found this, I purchased it right away! Without looking at the measurements.... Be aware that this unit is quite large. It almost doesn't fit in the space I have available. Be smarter than I am and read the measurements! Other than the unexpectedly large size, this unit is exactly what I expected. The hooks are nice and large. Personally, I think it looks nice, even though it is particle board. Of course wood would be better, but I like the price tag of this one. I did buy the bench to accompany...still having mixed feelings about this ONLY because they are both larger than expected. But if you have the space, the bench is nice for storing shoes and having a place to sit and put them on before leaving the house. I cannot comment yet on durability, but both units seem solid (i.e. they don't rock side to side once put together).
I sent this back after looking at it. It's very cheap looking and completely unacceptable as the first thing you see as you walk in the door. I ordered a similar one from Pottery Barn but with real wood veneers and almost 3 times the price. I guess you get what you pay for.....
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's darker for real
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Low end.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Made it seem nicer than it is.
An anniversary gift for my daughter and son in-law, as they remodel their entry to their home which flowed into their dining room and kitchen. Having pulled away a wall and a coat closet, left a need for something to compliment the new space as well. The Cubbie was the answer to provide a warm welcome to visitors to their home. It becomes a part of the remodel and fits the decor of the space without standing out too much, but convenient to guest and the storage shelf is a great place for all those baseball caps!
The overall product looks nice, but the quality is average at best. The top finish chips easily. The holes for assembly were in the wrong position for wall mounting. I had to deconstruct and drill new hold 1.25 inches back from their manufactured place so that it would fit on the mounting board.
We hung this up on the wall in our apartment above some shoeracks. The cubbies are pretty spacious, and the top can be used for extra storage if you don't hang the unit too high. The hooks were sturdy and could easily handle a heavy winter coat hung over my full purse.
This shelf with the espresso bench is very cute, and it's a good size by our front door. The only complaint I have is the last hook only has one screw in it, so when I hung my sweater on it the other day, it spun around and my sweater fell off! That was a surprise! My husband can fix it, but when you pay a lot of money for something, you expect it to be made correctly.