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!!
Great value for an exceptional piece. initially I was concerned about putting the buffet together (it comes in 4 boxes) and all the reviews stated it took 4 or more hours to put together. That was not the case, though I did have my very handy husband, I took under 2 hours from start to finish with the use of a drill and 2 people. All parts a labeled and directions are thorough.
We did an extensive search at local stores and online and finally found the perfect buffet table on overstock. It came in four boxes nicely packed. It took approximately 5 hours to build. One glitch in the instructions but it was not significant. Very satisfied with the quality. All pieces fit nicely and very solid build. Everyone loves it. Shipping was an amazing deal at $X to HI. Great service, great product, great price. Very satisfied and definitely a true value.
I bought this because it said it was an ISLAND buffet, which is supposed to mean that both the back and the front can be visible. But the back is just plywood, so it must go against a wall. Had I known this, I would not have bought it. Otherwise, a very solid and good-looking product. It did not require two people to put together, as the directions say, I did it on my own, a 64 year old woman of relatively small build. The directions, however, weren't that great, some instructions missing, some made it harder than it needed to be, so I changed how I did it, and one part was mis-numbered. It was fun to put together though!
First off, the buffet is large, solid, good looking piece once finished. Some of the reviews stated that their piece was darker than the sample picture on Overstock. Mine was much lighter. It was a very light stain on the wood and I was hoping for something a little darker. The instructions for assembly are not that great. First off make sure you count all your hardware. I was missing one screw, and one of the little shelf stops. The screw was an easy thing for me to replace, the shelf stop isn't. The pre-dilled holes on the pieces were all spot on, except the glass doors where the hinges are attached. There are no pre-dilled holes to guide where to attach the hinges so make sure you align the hinges just right. There are actually several missing steps in the instructions. Such as inserting the little wooden dowel rod pieces into various holes like the drawer pieces. Also there were a couple cam screw places that were not mentioned in the instructions. Finally, the instructions for attaching the large wooden bottom piece to the four middle section pieces is utter garbage. If you follow the instructions on the paper you will need a few people to help you that way. It has you attach the bottom with everything on the backside. The 4 middle section pieces are not bound together well and rotate a bit out of alignment with each other. Which makes putting the dowel rods from all 4 middle section pieces into the holes in the bottom piece impossible by yourself if what is assembled of the buffet is on its side. I did that and the bottom piece fell over as it is a large heavy piece of solid wood. It landed on my foot and almost broke it. Once that happened I decided to stand the 4 middle section pieces on their top and drop the bottom piece down on top of them. MUCH easier to accomplish it that way would danger to breaking anything in the buffet or on my person.
Beyond the missing steps and the one potentially dangerous step if assembling the buffet by yourself, the instructions were decent enough to follow to get the job done. Took about 2 hours to assemble the main housing part of the buffet, and another hour for the drawers. Then another hour or so adjusting stuff like the drawer rails, and the glass door hinges to get everything lined up right. So it was about a 3-4 hour job over all.
I paid a decent price at closer to $3XXX The normal asking price of $XXX is a bit high and I would have bought something already assembled from a furniture store had I not been able to get this at $XXX. Although prices on furniture pieces, especially all wood, have been been sky rocketing as of late.
I would certainly recommend the unit to someone else at the lower price, if they were looking for a medium to light brown stained all wood buffet, and don't mind the labor involved in assembly.
WOW! Perhaps the best piece of furniture I have ever owed and so functional! Exactly what I was looking for, to be able to display some books and store away other items you don't want to be seen in the drawers, which might I add are so roomy. I have filled them with stuff (pens, husband's messy junk LOL, mail and paperwork and there is still room for more storage with 4 drawers! The 2 windowed doors are a nice touch, to be able to display decorative items. I am using the middle part as a mini bookshelf for a beautiful collection of books I purchased from Barned & Noble a while ago. Overall, this is definitely worth the money and adds a classy touch to my living room. I am adding a mirror on the wall behind it to complement the piece even more. The only negative is that the top shelf came scratched in two spots, but Overstock has been so helpful and accomodating. They are shipping me a replacement piece at no cost to me & I do not have to return the messed up item (Thank God! Who has time for returns???) I am one happy O customer :)
No one has answered the question of how tall are the legs? I want to use this in a bathroom as a vanity, but the 35" height is more than most.georgiafromgeorgia on Apr 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us georgiafromgeorgia. The legs are 3 inches tall. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 29, 2014
Thelegs are 3 inches, but you do not have to put on, if you don't want.kristengr1 on Jul 2, 2014
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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