I love the buffet, it looks great but the drawers slides were hard to put in and the drawers don't slide very easily. The color was a little darker than the picture on the website. Over all I'm happy with my purchase and would buy it again, if I had to do it all over again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? it was a little darker
Please tell us about the quality of the product. it's beautiful but the drawers don't work right
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Overall, I LOVE this piece. I spent a lot of time researching & shopping for a buffet both in person and online. This piece finally had me hooked when I realized how neatly I would be able to fit electronics into it.
When I first received it, I immediately began assembling. As per other reviews suggestions, I took my time. I never had to drill new holes and when it came to attaching drawer brackets, take your time and use common sense! The brackets are grouped with left sides together and right sides taped together. Took me a few minutes to work it out before I began attaching.
Assembly was fairly easy. I would suggest a power screw driver or ratcheting screw driver. Its doable by hand, but its not all that easy (I'm a 27yo F). I had most of the lower half assembled and I was ready to put the top piece on when I noticed one corner was smashed in. I freaked a little, but the next day I used the chat feature on the overstock site and the report went very smoothly. I was hoping to use this piece by Thanksgiving and they shipped the replacement top ASAP so I had it by the Tuesday before. The final assembly was fairly simple. I did need a second set of hands to set the top in place, but I did the entire rest of it by myself.
A couple of notes that we're important to me: Shelves are 17" wide. I have an old stereo receiver that is also 17" wide-- it fit perfectly! I was able to comfortably fit our xbox on one shelf (I also put our 2-wide power strip on that shelf and fished all the cords into the back so I could push the buffet all the way against the wall). On another shelf I fit the cable box. I put a turn table in one cabinet with the shelf elevated (there are three positions for all shelves). On the other side, I left the shelf out and stood up our record collection. It all fit so neatly and the very top shelf I put a couple coffee table books. Love it all finished!
Lastly- I am more of a traditional style than the more contemporary style of the table. I left the feet off (which also lowered it to a height I prefer) and I left the drawer/cabinet pulls off. I'm looking for more traditional pulls/knobs, but beware-- they supply pulls that require 2 screws, 3/4" apart. That size pretty much doesn't exist out there, so I'm looking to drill a new center hole and buy knobs with backplates. This is all just personal preference, but if you were planning on doing the same thing, use caution.
This piece is a steal. The same quality severs would cost easily twice or three times as much in a local store. The product is made of solid wood. Very heavy and beautiful. The pre-drilled holes are precise. I was able to put it together in 3 hours just by myself. The lifting was an issue because it was too heavy but otherwise the assembly was easy. The instructions were helpful, although it missed a step for putting in 2 screws. It's easily figured out. Also, the back board in the instruction was attached early on, and I find that if you leave it to the last step you will have an easier time because you can access the interior from the back. Overall, highly recommended!
We bought the buffet as an entertainment stand. It works perfectly in a smaller room. Provides a thin profile unit with quite a bit of storage, area above for a large flat screen TV, and open shelves for any additional electronics. Caution here because the open shelves are only 17" across and this is not enough for many traditional electronics (cable boxes, dvd players, amplifiers, etc.).Otherwise, it is a solid, attractive, functional, and somewhat diverse piece. I am very pleased with it. From a cost perspective, well worth the money.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a natural brown with a few lighter and darker areas for texture. Very similar to the site. It has a nice finish and blends well with other medium and/or dark pieces.The hardware is a bit modern for similar pieces in our home, but can easily be made to blend in.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The unit is heavy and once assembled, appears to be very sturdy. It did take my experienced husband over 3 hours to put it together. LOTS of small pieces and parts. Thankfully everything fit as advertised. There was one small scratch on one panel that was hidden after assembly.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
I have been looking at this piece for a long time. I kept reading the good reviews and just knew someday I would have one. I looked at pieces locally and couldn't find anything of this size for this price. So I finally clicked the purchase button and couldn't be happier. It did take some time to assemble but everythng went into place and fit nicely. The color is perfect with my honey hardwood floors and oak wood trims in my house. We still did not install the doors. I am thinking of leaving them off but we are going to live with it for a bit and then decide. We are using it as a TV stand for our 55" TV along with a sound bar and cable box and blue ray player. It's a great fit!!
The first one we received had been damaged in shipping. I called Overstock customer service and they immediately sent a replacement! Kudos to the customer service department!!
This is a good solid piece of furniture. The quality could have been a little better- there were a few scratches on the wood but otherwise I am happy with it. Style is very nice and has adequate space to store all of our good stemware and dishes. I have to say that this was very difficult to put together. It took my husband 3-4 evenings before he got this assembled and this is not the first piece of furniture he has assembled.
I was really excited about getting this piece to use for a TV stand...loved the style of it. However, the stained pieces were very mismatched. Some were a walnut/expresso color, some more of a chestnut. Because the mismatched pieces would be very obvious when put together, I decided to return Therefore, I return it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Some pieces were stained a very different color than the others and looked very mismatched, probably due to the use of different woods.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Loved the style and seemed to be quite sturdy, but the miss matched wood colors were drastic.
How tall are the legs, meaning, how high off the ground is the island?
Also, is it pretty from the back as well? If the back faced another open room, would it look nice?cchaves57 on Aug 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Back is ugly and thin wood.alexach17 on Aug 20, 2013
I want to use this as an entertainment center, are there any holes in the back to thread electrical wires through? If not what is the back made of and could you drill a hole through it?sandyrumble on Jan 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There would not be holes in the back of the buffet. It is made from rubber wood and could be drilled through.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 23, 2013
there are no holes but you can drill holes thruslgardner on Mar 21, 2013
No holes, but back is light plywood and would be easy to drill holes in.skeptikal on Apr 12, 2013
What does it mean that it is an "island"? Can you put it against a wall?tdest on Oct 14, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item is meant to be in the center of the room, but can be placed against a wall. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 17, 2012
yes I have mine against the wallslgardner on Mar 21, 2013
Can you give all the interior dimensions?
I see that the upper, middle interior dimensions are 9.5"H x 17"W x 17.8"D and that the lower, middle interior dimensions are 17.2"H x 17"W x 17.8"D. But what the interior dimensions of the drawers and the two side compartments with the doors? Thanks.mhs7 on Jun 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The drawer''s interior dimensions measure 15 inches wide x 15.2 inches deep x 2.8 inches high while the side compartments measure 18 inches wide x 17 inches deep x 17.2 inches high internally without the presence of the shelf.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2012
The drawer interior measures 15 inches wide by 15.2 inches deep by 2.8 inches high. The left and right door interior measures 18 inches wide by 17 inches deep by 17.2 inches high.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 26, 2012
What is "natural finish"mean? Is the color of this item as shown in the picture (a darker wood color)? on May 27, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The color is dark, like expresso, or dark coffee. It does not have a shiny varnished finish, more a matt surface. So far I have used paste wax on mine, but might decide to use a wipe on polyurethane or varnish on the top at some future date.rnrgroup on Dec 7, 2012
I don't see an answer to the question of 4/24 on what kind of wood this is. Can you answer this question?9536765 on May 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The is made from rubberwood and veneersharrynana on May 25, 2012
The open compartment measures 9.5 inches height x 17 inches wide x 17.8 inches deepharrynana on May 25, 2012
Can you tell me the inside dimensions of the open compartments in the middle. Both the top opening and the lower shelf openings9536765 on May 23, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Inside dimension of the top opening compartment measures 9.5 inches height x 17 inches wide x 17.8 inches deep
Lower opening compartment measures 17.2 inches height x 17 inches wide x 17.8 inches deep without shelvesharrynana on May 25, 2012
Exactly what kind of wood is this made of? on Apr 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The is made from rubberwood and veneersharrynana on May 25, 2012
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