take your time with this one. it arrives in 3 heavy boxes. the instructions and hardware bags are in box 2 of 3. the hardware and parts are all numbered and labeled which makes following the instructions a bit easier. follow the instructions- put everything together in the order they tell you. take your time and give yourself at least 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace.
the dresser was going to be housed on the 2nd floor bedroom- so i unpacked all the parts and carried them up before installing. the mdf parts are good quality and the finished product is very sturdy and does not look or feel like an "assembly required" piece of furniture.
i laid out all the parts once i understood the sequence. everything went together nicely. the trickier part of this project is understanding the drawer sliders. they come assembled in box "h" in pairs. you will want to remove one at a time and carefully disengage the slider extension placing it back in a bag for later use. (advice: the drawer tracks are well lubricated and a little sticky- disengage and handle with care. i placed in a spare bag until step requiring use.)
once that is done and the sliders are installed- (advice: if you are doing the assembly solo- work close to a wall to hold side "c" in place while you attach "b","g","h","f" and "e". it isn't as bad with a little support.) make sure to install all the screws. (advice: if you are good with a drill- use it! save yourself an hour and wrist pain! be careful not to over tighten or the smaller screws may break. if you are not confident in your drilling skills- stick to a screwdriver but add more time.)
when the cabinet is assembled, the top goes on fairly smoothly. the next time consuming part is putting all the drawers together. again- lay out your parts so that you can work efficiently.
overall- i am really happy with the purchase and it is nothing like other "assembly required" products. event the packaging and parts are superior. i would highly recommend.
i was super excited to get this dresser put together and had been wanting it for a while. i was super disappointed when i opened the box to find that there was a huge crack through the top surface of the dresser. This is the second time that i have bought a piece of furniture from overstock and it has been damaged. the part that bums me put the most is that it was actually a great dresser and there is none left for them to send me a new one.
This whole range is 'faux' industrial chic. The whole piece is MDF (although well finished and good quality) made to look like industrial steel and distressed wood. It certainly looks like a faux piece but is still good quality for the money IMO.
I put it together myself at 5 months pregnant and WOULD NOT recommend you do so! Balancing the end of the cabinet so you can put the whole thing together is virtually impossible, and the pieces are very heavy, resulting in many bruises and cuts as everything fell! If there is someone to help you it should not take more than 2 hours to put together (make sure you have an electric screwdriver there are A LOT of screws to put into this piece).
Once complete this is a large and sturdy piece and I love the depth and size of the drawers, you can fit tons of clothes in this unit.
if you don't panic when you find out it needs assembly, take a deep breath and follow the simple instructions you will find out yjat you have a sturdy,quality piece of furniture.....it was worth the few quirks with the delivery
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