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. :)
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.
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!
Product as stated on web page. Found that hardware was mislabeled on bags and couple of wood parts also not marked correctly. Some of the screws were not long enough to attach magnets to doors. Instructions were pretty clear on putting together, but does take 2 people to do this and a few hours.
Not made of the best materials but at the price I paid for it I can't complain. Some minor issues. Such as not having holes drilled on certain drawers and the pre-assembled pieces weren't screwed in all the way which makes for an uneven and abrupt opening and closing of the drawers.
So I just got this today, and I'm incredibly impressed. Not sure if they have improved the misaligned holes or misdrilled holes, but the one I got was perfect and with that said, I assembled it by myself in 1.5 hours. I do consider myself very handy when it comes to these type of things, so maybe my affinity for building things is a little better than most, but this thing was a sinch! And the finished product is just beautiful. Incredibly sturdy and the top is flawless, not one knot in the wood. I have no reason to believe this most last me a long, long time!