We got this cabinet to place in our dining room and to store nice dishes, servingware, etc. For the price, this is a fantastic product, very sturdy, yet lightweight. You can't stack really heavy things on the top shelf but that's ok. Some reviews said it was difficult to assemble and they had to re-drill holes. We did not have this issue. If your holes don't line up, most likely it's not right. (There is a white version of this with better reviews to read) We had a piece backwards at first and that was the issue. There are lots of screws so that takes some time, but overall it was pretty easy. We attached fabric to the insides of the doors so that our items weren't visible and it looks like it cost 5x what we paid for it..
This is beautiful to look at and holds alot off things. I stacked mine three high, nothing heavy though. It is impossible to close contents off from dust, or view from the sides. The sides are open, with no acrylic. There isnt even enough room to cut a piece because of how the shelf fits in. This disappointed me, but its still a keeper.
Prior to ordering this item we read reviews previously submitted, some were positive and others were negative. We ordered 2 units and as we have experience putting this type of item together in the past we found it straight forward. It took maybe 20 minutes for the first and little more than 10 minutes to complete the second. We ordered a third unit as we were very pleased. This product was exactly what we hoped for to place under a wall mounted 65" TV to display odds and ends.
Please be aware that the sides are open on those two slats! It is not fully enclosed, which means anything can crawl into it and dust gets into it as well! We had to make something to put on the inside of the sides just to keep the dust out! Not happy at the size of the piece for the price & lack of seal. Big dishes do not fit.
I needed a little extra storage space in the kitchen, without making it look cluttered. This cabinet did the perfect job and I can always add to it if I need more space in the future because it's stackable. For now, I only need one and it looks GREAT in the espresso colour. It was also very easy to assemble and was able to do it by myself.
Upon arrival of this item, I kept thinking there must be two panels to assemble to get the look I'm looking for. Our home is relatively large and this was to be used as a sideboard in the kitchen. That was totally my fault, I should have gotten the measuring tape out to make sure it was a good fit. The picture looks one way, but the dimensions are listed. Be careful. When assembling the product, the top is frail - when screwing from the underside (as instructed) the screws punctured through the top. We had to go out and buy color covers to disguise the six punctures in the top. Needless to say, this cabinet isn't used in our kitchen, but it my daughters room as a bookcase.
I ordered two of these and one of the matching sliding door cabinets to use as a hutch. Upon arrival, one of the boxes was almost entirely open. The other two seemed to be intact. I accepted the shipment. Once I started putting it together, two of the side panels (from different boxes) were pretty badly scratched. There were wear and tear on other pieces. Luckily, I was able to "hide" most of the imperfections on the side that is facing the wall. The item description states, "Materials: Engineered wood, tempered glass" I don't see cardboard included in this description, which would accurately describe the entire back side of all three items. It is definitely far from solid would...it's solid something. If I didn't just move into a house with minimal storage, I would have returned all three. There are definitely better products out there in the same price range.