I was missing some hardware, luckily I had some in the shop that served the purpose. The assembly was fine otherwise, but still took about 2 hours to get everything snug and in place. The unit looks nice superficially, and has a few nice features (like the spice racks), but these really don't overcome the inherent lack of strength/rigidity of the legs and rails. The unit appears to be a nicer, higher "quality" piece than it turned out to be... not worth taking apart and sending back, but I guess you get what you pay for. Not sure I'd take a chance on CatSkill again... we'll see how it holds up after a couple of moves :(
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Mid-grade quality wise - better than Wal-M furniture, but not exactly the best either.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Mostly accurate.
I am only rating this product on the assembly part. I like the wood and the style, however, instructions were difficult to understand and had to add some bolts of my own and request the 4 L brackets that secured the top down to be sent to me. Too difficult for the average person to assembly.
I enjoy my island very much,but had a little problem with assembling the product because the wrong instructions and part was different than what was illustrared.Unfortuntionly,there aRE @ ISLANDS VERY SIMILAR.oNE WITH A DROP LEAF AND ONE WITHOUT.As a result, the directions and scematics are completely different,making for confusion when assembling.But once this was sisserned,the finished product was very nice.
This is exactly what I was looking for. The wood is high quality, and the size is perfect. It is truly a beautiful addition to my kitchen. I read all the reviews and knew the assembly was going to be a little tough. However, I took my time, organized the pieces, and read the instructions line-by-line. When the instructions weren't clear enough (several times), I watched the online videos...they were excellent help. It took this 62-year-old lady approximately 6 hours to complete the process with no other assistance. My only disappointment was with the top. It felt a little rough and pourous. I was concerned that a drop of cooking oil or wine might discolor the wood, so my husband sanded and polyurethaned the top. I would highly recommend doing this if you plan on actually using the cart for food prep or serving. It is now PERFECT!!
This piece of furniture is gorgeous. Beautiful, well made, from quality hard woods. Took two of us 9 hours to put together. Not truly difficult to understand, but a lot of pieces to put together. Again, it is stunningly gorgeous, I cannot stress this enough, but it is a lot of work to put it together. On the plus side, the instructions are clear, if you need help, they have videos online, and customer service with Catskill Craftsmen is wonderful. Do not hesitate to buy this.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Extremely well made, very high quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not at all. Dimensions might be correct, but description said came assembled, and it didn't.
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