This tall pine cabinet is an elegant complement to a room with a shabby chic vibe. Made from solid wood pine and available in weathered honey or white, it's perfect for things like storing dishes or linens, and it includes two adjustable shelves....more
Had been considering this cabinet for weeks and finally purchased in the white. I consider myself an experienced furniture assembler who enjoys it and my home is crammed with "rustic" assembled pine furniture, so I discounted the remarks about "wobbliness" and other issues. Well, pride goes before a fall. While made of very soft, lower grade pine with plenty of filler, there seems to have been some care done in the design and assembly instructions. The hardware is various, the cams are strong but the additional screws strip easily. For the most part, holes were drilled correctly, more or less. I coped with 1) Big holes for the thin dowels were lavishly filled with wood glue, but at least all the holes were drilled deeply enough. 2) Re-drilled enlarged cam holes were off in 2 spots, so when the cams were tightened the wood split a bit, also glued 3) Off-drilled pilot holes for the doors - by deliberately forcing the screws I got the doors more or less straight, but the cheap hinge design doesn't allow for adjustment. In the future I may replace the hinges and the plastic shelf pins (I added 1 inch L brackets already top and bottom for more stability). 4) A knob pulled off immediately - there is a little metal collar in the knob to hold the screw, bu the pine is so soft it just pulls out - replaced with longer wood screw.
When assembly was over, I had a headache, an eye twitch, and had to go lay down for a while. But, you get this together and it is just so gosh-darned cute, fit the space in my tiny kitchen perfectly, the 5-foot height is great as it fits under fixed shelving and you can put stuff on top, and it's real wood - now assembled I am very happy with it. With all the issues there are a lot of good things to say, like the pre-drilled holes in the pressboard back, the sides are not plywood, the holes were mostly drilled correctly and it went together square (no pounding with a rubber mallet), nice cream color, well-packed, good instructions, holds tall juice bottles etc., and the nice paneled doors. So I'd say purchase this with the reservation - have wood glue on hand, experience is useful, and so is having extra misc. hardware and tools. Definitely a rustic piece with a lot of charm when assembled - also fast ship from Overstock.
I just received this extra-tall cabinet in the antique white color and I'm not 100% happy with it. It has a crack in the wood in the lower door, which if I didn't have to ship all the way back, I would have returned. The bottom is also yellowed and it is top heavy, so much that it fell over while I was screwing the backside in and could have been a disaster had not someone been there to catch it for me. The top heaviness could definitely be an issue unless you put some heavy stuff maybe in the bottom. But, overall, its ok for the price and the fact that it is real wood is a plus. I wouldn't buy another, but its good enough to keep and not go through the hassle of sending back. If you are looking for cheap storage in a small space, then it is probably fine for that.
I was very pleased with this product. I did not find the assembly as difficult as other reviewers, but there definitely were a few pre-drilled holes that were slightly misaligned. However, the extra effort to overcome these minor flaws was well worth it. The cabinet works well for my purposes and looks great.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
This "Extra-tall" cabinet is anything but tall. I am 5' 2" and I am much taller than it. It's fake wood of course so the quality is not good. Because the "wood" is not real, it is easily damaged. All the corners of the cabinet were cracked and broken when it arrived. It's not deep at all, so it can just fit a cereal box. It wouldn't have been such a dissapointing product if it were much cheaper, but I am not happy that I paid so much for a tiny, poor quality cabinet.
purchased this as extra storage in the kitchen. it looks so bad it will go into the garage. several of the pieces are warped to include the top, which looks just terrible with a 1/4" gap toward the center. the doors have major gaps between them so you can see what is inside. the longer doors stick out about 1/2" at the bottom, as in they do not close flat. ran out of screws to put the backing on. i went ahead and glued the dowels as i went thinking it would help with the stability but no luck. the thing wabbles so badly i am afrain to put much into it. total waste of money and time for what i wanted. too much trouble to return it. hopefully i can find a spot in the garage fot it, if not you can look for it at a local thrift store.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. pieces were warped. not enough hardware pieces.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? average.
I am very disappointed with this cabinet. First, the color is not a pine color like the picture, much darker. Second I ended up having to add extra screw holes to the cabinet, because there were missing pre-drilled holes. Third, when the final steps were taken and the doors attached, they did not fit nice without sanding the tops down some. Fourth, the back is not one solid piece, so there is a slot down the center of the back and you can see light through to the back when you have the doors open. I would not buy this product again, I feel like I could have spent a little more and gotten a way better, quality product. If you are looking to have this out in the open where visitors can see it or plan on using it daily, then spend a bit more money for a better product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? far off
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Was not impressed
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Close
I like to have the origine of the product in the general description too.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Almost
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The hinges don't fit. Some of the hinge's holes are to large and you must use a different screw. The doors have different color. One of the top doors isn't straight.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? So and so.