The island was exactly what I was looking for. Great size, plenty of extra space to store things and a nice size counter top. The only drawback with this piece was that 1) we had to redrill holes to allow for the shelving to be leveled (had we not, the shelf would of been lopsided) and 2) putting the draw in proved to be difficult. Other than those two quality related issues, I love the way it looks in my kitchen and since it's been up, I've received lots of compliments on it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was exact however, being distressed wood there is a lot of black showing through (the wood was sanded to give it an antique look)
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Craftmanship was a little less desiraable. We had to redrill the holes for the shelf (the pre-drilled holes made the shelf lopsided) and the shelf was difficult to put in and needed to be reworked.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100% accurate
Love it! This is a heavy, sturdy piece. Assembley is really a two-person job. Our guests cannot believe it came from an online vendor. It's beautiful and is a great piece for creating extra counter space and storage. It has a big "footprint" so measuring first is important. We recommend you assemble it in the exact space you want it to be. Because of its weight, it doesn't slide easily and sliding may damage flooring.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is a high quality piece!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate
As a very indecisive person, it takes me a long time to make a decision regarding a purchase. This product caught my eye on another site but found it to be a much better deal on Overstock. Price was excellent. Delivery was on time. Dear husband followed the instructions and was able to assemble with very little hassle. The result was a great looking addition to my kitchen. Perfect!
Bought this island to replace a round kitchen table. Better use of space and easily converts for entertaining! This is definitely a two-person assembly job; quite a few parts and the granite top is heavy. Came in two well-packaged large boxes. All the parts were there; they even included "one extra" on most parts! The drop-down leaf allows a quick switch from breakfast bar / homework nook to an entertainment island. I added felt pads to the bottom to slide without scratching the floor. Recommend.
Love it! A little difficult to put together and the top is extremely heavy (Had to call my son to help my husband and me). It had a tiny scratch on the top but nothing that anyone would notice. It's a perfect item to gain additional storage and counter space.
I searched for weeks and even had a couple of islands designed. None could fit my kitchen and budget at the same time. This one kept coming back up as I searched. My husband and I decided it was the best compromise. I wanted to have a place to put in a rack for trash and recycle cans, but we found none that had other features I wanted. I love it now that we have been using it for a while. We put the trash cans under another counter and reorganized the kitchen. Everything seems new. I love the counter top space and open shelves on the sides. (I'm a nut for cookbooks and what-nots.) The only things I was disappointed in was the shelve that goes inside (a little flimsy for my needs) and the color. And I preferred either more white or a color. I love the counter top. It is durable and pretty.
The island looked great... For a second. The black granite top got water-stained after the first use. Two weeks later it looks awful. I tried several online remedies to remove the water stains and nothing worked. It's too bad because it really is/was a pretty piece. Forget trying to return it; once it's assembled, it's staying put.
As many other folks have stated, this product is extremely heavy and even if you're like myself and try to do it on your own - you'll need another body. It also took me longer than most, about 4 hours total, to assemble. Ours came shipped with one of the mounting brackets (on the base) having sheared off (guessing during transit although there was no sign of distress on the packaging). Rather than contact customer service I used wood glue and fastened the piece back on. We chose to mount our own casters on the unit as we wanted some mobility and because of that the base did not require the same level of durability (hence why I wasn't worried about the bracket that much.
Your UPS/Fed-ex person will hate you forever and ever for putting him/her through the pain of delivering this, but just make sure you leave him/her some milk and cookies or a red-bull out by the door on the day of the delivery with a sign apologizing profusely, they will still hate you but at least you will feel a lot better about yourself! Also if you want to go above and beyond you can include a little basket with Bengay Cream, or Preparation H because he/she will surely have either back pain or an hemorrhoid after the bringing this over to your house. It was delivered very quickly in Houston, TX, I ordered it on Monday and it was delivered Friday. It had easy instructions to follow, but you will need help as the granite top is very heavy to put on top. The quality is very good, very well wrapped and protected. We bought the off-white color and it was truly off-white. My wife and I loved it as it makes a great addition to our old kitchen.
I already have the buffet and hutch and just recently got this island. It is a very heavy sturdy piece. I love it Put it together in 4 hours and it was very easy to assemble. I would recommend this to everyone who wants a county look to their kitchen.
No problem assembling this heavy kitchen island.. I would recommend assembly on or very near place it will be set. Helper required because of weight of the top.. Price is good.. I took bids for cabinet maker to build.. XXXX.XX Ouch! This is a good value! Thanks O...