This tall cabinet is an elegant complement to a room with a shabby chic vibe. 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
It is solid pine, except for the back which is hardboard. The instructions leave something to be desired. There are no written instructions, just sequential pictures showing assembly. This would be fine except some key pictures are wrong! Looks like they inverted the picture negative and the resulting picture drawing in the "instructions" are backwards. Just look at the finished picture, look at the well marked parts and just chunk your way through it. It is 1/2 inch pine of average cottage quality which is several steps above the particleboard usually used. Get a tube of carpenters glue, don't over tighten screws, glue the dowels and fillet all the joints. With patience this will assemble into a very attractive cabinet.
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