The delivered item was HEAVY but the packaging made it durable enough to have withstood any Nor'easter and maybe even a disaster of Titanic proportions. All of the parts were clearly marked (labeled) and the extras that were enumerated were present. The order of assembly was clearly outlined though the drawer asseblies did not have to be held off till the end. The only issue was the assembly strategy of the center section of the island in which the back parts were not clearly labeled as to which end was up and which was the right or left. Further issues occurred as I attempted to assemble the center portion onto the base. It required four hands to hold the two back parts and the three front cross pieces in place while maneuvering the whole assembly into the waiting holes.The rest was easy. The workmanship and quality of the wood is superior, fgar more so than many of the Souter products and other office and living room furniture I have had the misfortune of having assembled. But, you get what you pay for. This was a bit pricey but well worth the expense because it is well-made and a quality addition to my randomly selected pieces of multi-room furniture expeditions.
I am very pleased with this Cart. It is everything you described it would be. My husband put it together in an hour and a half by himself. I received it on the day I went to visit my family in PA and by the time I landed in PA he was done putting it together. Did I say "I LOVE IT???" I do...thank you and the price was very good....
This product is sturdy and beautiful. It did take my husband awhile to put it together as the instruction were not altogether clear. But beware if you are buying this as a working top for in the kitchen! The SS grade is not of high quality. Any item with any weight or pressure scratches the surface. Big disappointment. I contacted Overstock and they said that I could not buy a marble top to replace it. We will look are trying to put some other surface over it so we can have functioning work space.
It was very time consuming to assemble this cart. A few panels were missing. I was amazed at how fast they were replaced by the manufacturer. Inserting the screws into the pre-fab holes was a bit challenging. This was the reason I gave it 4 stars. Once it all came together, I stood back and looked at it. This was meant for my kitchen!!!
Me and my 14 and 15 year old put this together in about an hour or so. The instructions (yes, I use them) were helpful. It's not huge but works in a smaller kitchen. Feels very sturdy. I looked at a million online and in stores. I feel happy with the value!
Overall a nice solid piece. One shelf came split. I am waiting to see if another will be sent. Back 3 pieces are a little thin. They wouldn't survive small children kicking while having breakfast at the bar area. Putting the unit together is time consuming but the directions are good. It would help to have two people at times.