I adore this coffee table. It's unique, sturdy, practical (lots of nooks & crannies for storage or decorative pieces) and gorgeous. It looks much more expensive than it actually is. I've never assembled furniture before so initially I was intimidated to put it together but it turned out to be a breeze. Absolutely no regrets with this piece. It would be 5 stars all the way if it was real wood.
I was impressed that the coffee table arrived quickly and the package was not damaged from transport as I live in Hawaii. However, there was one crack line on the surface of the board, it seemed cosmetic so I will use a furniture marker to cover it up instead of returning it. The item is exactly as shown, my husband and I were very happy with the purchase. I would of given a 5 star but due to the crack line I gave it a 4 star.
Everyone that sees this piece loves it. It took a really long time to put together, though, and I've put numerous pieces of furniture together. If you have a free afternoon and need a stylish new coffee table, I'd definitely recommend this one.
This piece adds a unique touch to our living room. Already got many compliments for the same. This is not real crate as I thought, but processed wood. But it has got a smooth finish and the walnut color is really nice. Assembly was not difficult. Overall, very happy with the purchase. Thanks to overstock for the free shipping.
I wasn't expecting this quality for this price, great value. Delivery was as described, right on time (a little heavy for an old man but not too bad. Assembly was a breeze, directions were adequate, parts were all accounted for. Even with two arthritic thumbs it only took about three hours to assemble.
This table is really nice. We got multiple compliments on it. But as some reviewers mentioned, the bolt holes are open and come wth wood grained stickers to cover them. Those stickers make the table look really cheap! So I went and bought 3/8 inch round head wooden button plugs with shoulders (shoulders are critical to keep the plugs looking uniform -- plugs with no shoulders will insert into the bolt holes at varying depths and will look bad.) I stained the wooden plugs with dark wood stain and then glued them into the bolt holes. Although the plugs are not flush with the side surfaces of the table, they make the table look much classier. Also, be very careful not to overtighten the bolts!! If you do, they will cause bulges on the various surfaces of the table (on the side of the bolt holes).
I was so excited about this table I got home at 9:30 pm and wanted to stay up to put it together. Unfortunately I only got 1 screw completely screwed in and two half way screwed in. Why you ask? Because of the horrible SHODDY screws that were provided. There are 40 to be exact that need to be screwed in with an allen wrench, which is provided. The first one was tough and started squeaking immediately from how hard I had to push to get it to screw in. The 2nd and 3rd the same, except more tough than the first. So tough that I could only screw them in half way before I single handedely stripped both screws. I'm strong, but not that strong. This is just poor craftmanship and after a trip to lowes to get more materials to put this together tomorrow I will be happy when I never have to put this together again! I WILL NOT recommend this to ANYONE!!!
Overall I like this table. Color is just as shown in the photos. I don't care for the wood grain sticker material that is supplied to put over the screw heads but that is a minor issue. Assembly went pretty good. I recommend using a cordless drill or screwdriver with a 4mm hex bit. Assembly will go so much quicker. Also you will need more glue for the dowels. I may put on taller casters or perhaps attach blocks on the bottom to raise the supplied casters.
We are quite pleased with 'The Crate' coffee table. my husband was a little taken back by the size of it at the outset - he thought it was too small for the room - but once he got it in just the right spot it was perfect for the flow of the room. I'm still in the process of styling it, but so far I love it.
The product Quality was not what I was expecting. Additionally, far too much assembly was required, pegs, glue and screws. All together there was over 100 pieces. The problem with particle board is that if you screw things up, the product is basically junk.