It looks pretty but it's a piece of crap. Complete assembly required - more parts than the human body! Panel E does not have the necessary holes drilled. The holes for the Cam Locks are too small. I had to hammer then to get them in place. I am going to have to drill holes and use other screws to attack it because they are special screws that require and insert. I am SO SORRY I bought this product. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ITEM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED>
I did not want to purchase a product that I had to put together, but this Monarch Buffet fit so perfectly into my kitchen decor that I had to buy it. Everyone that comes into my house makes a comment on it and loves the piece. Having said all that I will tell you it was NOT easy to put together. I was told when I called about this piece that all I needed was a phillips head screwdriver and I could get it together myself. When I unpacked the box, which had so many pieces in it I was starting to get really worried, I knew I'd never do it on my own. I hired a cabinet maker to help me and it took the two of us 3 hours to get it together. He read ahead and saved us some frustrating moments by realizing that certain pieces of hardware should go in before suggested to make assembly easier. Long story short......this is a beautiful piece of furniture, but it takes two people to get it assembled and more than just a phillips heard screwdriver. We used a level and vice to hold a few edges together while we put in the screws, nails, etc.
Product looks good but broke apart when assembling. Inserts are put into something that looks like fiberboard and are not secure, they pull out of the "wood". The wood top is beautiful but the product is not well designed due to cheap material.... I would not recommend purchase
This piece is really nice and looks good in my kitchen. Its very heavy and took me about 4 hours to put together because of having to stop alot to deal with other things. The top is a bit lighther than the pictures but is very nice and heavy wood and the body is not a bright white but more of a country white. It really warmed up my kitchen.....