Perfect furniture for people who love puzzles. Two engineers, a carpenter, and almost 4 hours later we had a kitchen cart. Directions were clear enough though. Really, you're paying for the solid wood top which is fine by me. Drawers slide easily, shelves accommodate handles of booze, and size is perfect for the space. Did I mention it took over 3 hours to assemble this?
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent
This kitchen cart is very nice to look at but not very sturdy. Will work well in a stationary fashion but do not recommend moving around frequently.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Best used in a stationary manner
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact match
This cart was a great value for the quality and price of this unit. We researched many carts before purchasing this one. Most of them ranged from $xxx to $xxx. We paid about $xxx for this unit. After it was put together, I wondered how the drawers and doors would hold up to being repeatedly being opened and closed. To our delight, it looks as good one year after we purchased it than it did upon receipt There has been no chipping of paint and the aspen wood counter still looks brand new. Thank you, Overstock, for providing such a great product at a great price!
Quick Review (and detailed review below) This is worth the money if you know how to use critical thinking when it comes to building stuff. Some screw holes will be the wrong size, shelf railings put incorrectly and so on. Great size. Love the collapsable cutting board/table. Bottom line, save your money if you're looking for an easy build that'll take very little time. However, if u know your way around a hammer (AND have help), or you're willing to hire someone, then buy it. Details Below: As soon as i opened the package, i noticed, what i thought might have been, a broken shelf or cabinet wall. I figured the shipping was responsible, so i remained positive. I do an items check and make sure i have all the parts. Start following the directions. Steps 1-3 were easy. Heres where i have the issue: Steps 4-6 require you to build a great portion of the cabinet, with the use of only dowels!(the cylinder wooden things) Even with a second person, its impossible since there arent any screws holding other parts in place. Also, dowels usually have a tight fit. These dowels (or holes) were the wrong size!, making the dowels fall out, thus, parts wouldnt stay together. I had to skip to the ending, to see when in the instructions will i be using screws again. At the end of the day I had to put it together my way and not the instructions. Aside from the poor instructions and poorly sized dowel holes, The door hinges werent misaligned by about an INCH!!! I had to drill new holes, and make measurements. All in all, this coulda been a fun build. I built it alone and it took me a very long time since i had to do a lot of improvisation. I am happy with the end product, however, i am not happy I paid over 300 dollars for this. Thats actually what made me work so hard at it, to protect my investment. :-) Oh..and one more thing, you will need tools. I used a hammer, screw driver (drill) allen key, you might need wood glue if you plan on building alone, just please use caution, or use a tiny bit, just enough for the dowels to gain enough friction to stay in place. Good luck.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was spot on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is pretty good.
I am very experienced at building but this unit is not built correctly. Don't know if the company started doing something different or not but there are 10 screws labeled part "F" that are supposed to attach to the and bottom front and back rails to the sides and also the top board to the top rails. 3 of these screws work great but the other seven feel like they are a different thread pitch and will not attach. I sent the unit back and got a replacement but it had the same issue with the same mounting points (same 3 screw holes worked great, same 7 would not work at all). Contacted customer service who indicated new part would be sent but all that was sent was the same screws which had the same issues.
It took my adult daughter and I over 3 hours to get this put together and a couple of the screws just wouldn't screw in all of the way. The top drawer is a little crooked but by the time you are putting the drawers in, there is no thought of returning this thing! Top is solid and it looks and works good so we'll keep it in spite of crooked drawer. I have no idea how to resolve this and can't return it now.
The packaging was horrible. The box was opened in several spots and all of the internal packaging was ripped to pieces. It took just as long to clean up as it did to setup. The instructions weren't clear and a couple of the pieces were damaged. The materials used are not high quality and this item was definitely not worth the money.
This kitchen island cart was what I was looking for except that I wanted it in a brown wood with a granite top. I could not find that combination in this cart so I had to take the black cabinet with a wood block top. The size is accurate and assembly went very smoothly. We did have the side railings broken when we received our product, but the turn around time to get the replacement part was very good and easy to put on. A very good piece for the price We received very good service from Overstock also on our replacement part.
I love the look of this and fit well into our kitchen. I feel it stores a lot and adds counter space and easily fits against the wall with out feeling like the kitchen is cluttered. Took a bit to get it together but was in great shape and well worth the price!