I read the previous reviews, so I expected to run into problems. One I didn't have 2 people to put this together, as a 66 year old women the shipping weight of 118 pounds, weighed more than I did. But, I did it, I put it together by my self. 1st I had to unpack the box, and moved it piece by piece where I wanted to assemble it. Which by the way it was very well packed. Plan on having to drill some of the holes to get the screws all the way in. The little allen wrench is small and it's difficult to get the leverage you need to get the bolts in, it would of been better to have bolts that you could use a power tool on it would of saved a lot of time. I don't know how many hours I spent on this, because of the heat and humidity in my AZ room, I had to take a lot of breaks, and sometimes took a few days off. Plus it was frustrating to try and put a bolt in, only to find you would need to drill the hole deeper. It wasn't like that on all the holes, so you didn't know from one to next when you would have to do that. I managed to get all the doors on with no problem, except for one the bottom doors, I had to go buy a small drill bit to drill those holes to finally get that door on properly. After all said it done, it's a beautiful cabinet, my inter locks lined up perfectly, and the magnets worked perfectly once I got the cabinet leveled. Even with all the work I would buy this cabinet again, and I would recommend it to friends. It looks great.
Beautifully constructed with great value on the materials. Easily put together. Ample storage for towels, toys, life jackets and a high shelf for sunscreen and bug spray. It is exactly what we were looking for and we no longer have to look at the mess. We are planning to add 4 stainless hooks to one outside wall to hand towels or wet jackets when needed.
After spending three hours assembling the cabinet, it is nice looking on the patio. But, be aware, it takes 2 people to assemble, and the holes pre-drilled into them are not deep enough...therefore, you'll strip your screws trying to use the provided allen wrench to get the screws into the holes. The wrench is very awkward to use, and you need hand strength to get the screws in. (You'll also need a drill to make the holes deeper.) Additionally, you need to make sure you follow the directions carefully when assembling, otherwise you can make mistakes when putting the many pieces together. Since it is located on a covered patio, the cabinet is not exposed directly to our harsh So. California sun. It hasn't rained yet, so it is not known how the cabinet will hold up when winter rains arrive. For the price, was a lot of work to assemble!
The "instructions" were sub-par (thank goodness for the illustrations). The pre-drilled screw holes weren't deep enough so I stripped more than half the screws trying to get them in (I ended up having to buy more at Lowe's) & several of them still wouldn't go in all the way. Due to this issue, the bottom set of doors are not lining up correctly, so at this point, I'm going to TRY to remove the stripped screws that are 3/4's of the way in, drill the holes deeper & try again. If that doesn't work, I have a sander & will try to sand down one of the doors so they will close properly.