This piece of cheap Chinese made junk should be taken of the market. Most of the pieces were mislabeled, holes were not properly aligned, and some pieces were missing. My first shipment arrived in a carton that looked as though it had been dropped from an airplane. Called Overstock, and they processed and sent another one. Long story short another piece of junk arrived. Took about 8 hours to put together. I also had to purchase screws from *** hardware, because some were missing. Pure Junk!!!!!!!
So this is the first piece of furniture that I have ever purchased online. ( Just seems strange not to be able to see exactly what you're getting beforehand) I was really skeptical with reading about problems with the cart being difficult to put together, missing parts, pieces not lining up, etc, but I must have been lucky because mine was really not that hard to put together and, aside from a couple of missing pre-drilled holes, went together quite smoothly. I figured because it was such a great deal that it wouldn't be a heartache if it wasn't that nice, but like I said I'm very happy with it! It took me a little over 3 hours to put together by myself with some multi-tasking in between. I did use a power screwdriver so that sped things up a little. The only part that gave me a little trouble was putting the back panels on. The channels to slide them in weren't quite cut cleanly enough so the panels wouldn't slide in all the way, but with just a little scraping with a knife to clean the slots out they went in and all lined up perfectly. So that was my experience with this unit and I'm officially 1 for 1 as far as online furniture buying goes. :)
So it looks nice online, right? In fact when you get it in the box it even looks pretty sturdy. Biggest problem is I couldn't assemble it. Neither could anyone because it wasn't made correctly. 4 key screws did not work. I had to use a mix of nails and wood glue to keep the thing together. Also, the foam was broken up into 1000s of rice size peices that flew all accross my house. I may never get rid of every last one of those. I don't reccomend this to anyone nor would I reccomend a peice of furniture this size from Overstock.
I've put together tons of furniture from online shopping. This is by far the hardest to assemble piece I have yet to encounter. Part of the problem is the predrilled holes are simply off making it very difficult to get things to go together the way the are supposed to. Also the included magnet latches do not do a good job, I will have to replace them. That being said I did eventually get it put together but the cart got a nickname The Devil In"Cart"nate
Although I really like the way this turned out.....I must say it took EXTENSIVE work and time (approx. 4-1/2 hours) to assemble. The biggest problem is that many parts were mislabeled. The most disturbing was the base where the back of the cabinet was labeled "front". We had already bolted the casters on based upon their labeling and decided to leave them backwards. Two have brakes on them and are supposed to be in the front so you can use them. You almost need an engineering degree for this one!
Well, I thoroughly read the reviews on items prior to purchase and this products reviews are accurate. Everything said about difficult to assemble, misaligned holes, styrofoam leaving a mess are true. Pro's: When assembled it's very solid and sturdy, that was important. Good size and attractive. Con's: Difficult to assemble. Door handle on right door can not be attached because the pilot holes created on inside of door were not recessed enough, thus the screw does not have enough length. I'll have to drill about a 1/8 to make sure screws can attach to handle. The back panels do not align but it's hidden so it doesn't bother me as much. Magnet door closures are cheap, I'll need to replace. I know there are more cons than pros but I do recommend this for the price. I've purchased enough items that in one way or another just won't be perfect. I've accepted that - it's this mass production/affordable products world we live in.
This looks amazing...now that I have it put together! It is a pain, and took more hours (days) than I would like to admit. I will say, I had to put it together by myself, so much of that is probably more user error than the instructions, but be prepared to spend a solid afternoon working on it. I love it now that it is complete and it is easy to move around.
Quite frankly the finest country cottage cart you will ever see! Assembly was simple, however (as many other reviewers say) the foam is interminable. I suspect it will be weeks before my house is free from this white menace. Like me, you may very well discount how serious this issue is, however it honestly is ridiculous and goes EVERYWHERE. Also a side note, our delivery man decided that it would be easier to drag it across the pavement rather than to pick it up (and then not ring our doorbell, assumingly because he thought he would have to help carry it upstairs -- can't blame him, that sh*t's heavy!). The cart itself is decent for the price, would definitely recommend it
Love it! It was the solution to much needed counter space and storage in my kitchen. A little complicated to put together due to the parts packages being miss-marked by the manufacturer, but it was worth it. It is as pretty as the picture.
This cart was well crafted and assembled without error. Several times I thought I had been shorted hardware but the stray piece was always found. The quality was good and the only thing I might change is that I didn't use glue when assembling. This I think would have ensured a more secure working life.
We are enjoying our new island in our kitchen. It is the perfect size. I can do all my prep work on here for dinner each night. The other reviews are correct though about putting it together. The instructions are not clear and tell you use wrong screws on wrong items. You have to have a technical mind to put this together. If you rely strictly on instructions you will have a difficult time. I have to rely on instructions, my husband is a mechanic/engineer so it wasn't a problem for him. We did have to ask for replacements parts for the wheels on the drawers. We did get them, but it's hard to find information from the manufacturer to ask about them.
First and foremost, the carton arrived in horrible condition; its obvious that it has been abused along the way, and the packaging just isn't sturdy enough to handle the high weight and density of the materials. Like previous reviewers have mentioned, the styrofoam is broken into a million tiny pieces; I spent an hour cleaning and cataloging the parts before getting started. There was some minor damage to a few pieces because of the packaging breaking down, but nothing that would prevent it from being built, and all parts were there and properly labeled (except for a couple hardware bags, which were easy to figure out). I took my time putting it together, spending a couple hours, and it put together fine, all the holes were drilled correctly EXCEPT for the little magnetic plate attached to the cabinet doors (1-2mm off, easy to fix). The instructions were pretty clear, no more complicated than a number of other pieces I have put together; a cordless driver, a large Phillips head, and some good Allen wrenches are all that's needed to knock it out. The finished product is relatively sturdy, quite heavy, and looks fairly good, pretty close to the picture; for the money its hard to beat. It could use a little more structural rigidity, as it flexes slightly when pushing on a rough surface (I assembled on carpet); this is mostly from the center 'walls' where the drawers fit into (they don't exactly 'lock in'), and the back facing, which is 3 thin veneer pieces, no strength added at all. I'm not sure how long this would last if it were constantly moved around, but staying in one place it will hold up for a while. Improvements: 1) holy hell, get some better packaging! Its poor quality is causing damage and requiring a ton of cleanup. 2) Bolster the structural pieces a little bit, especially the back and central walls. 3) The drawer construction is pretty flimsy, they'll be the first things to fail. A couple minor improvements to it would go a long way towards better durability.