I purchased this for my daughter & son in law who live in a really small home with a super small kitchen. They had minimal storage and very little counter space, so they needed something that would help them add to storage capacity & that could function as added counter space all in one! This item is perfect as it provides a large amount of storage and also functions as an island for food prep. They were very happy with this in their kitchen and now keep the clutter off the counter tops. Makes the kitchen look larger without all the clutter on the counters! This was a great value for the $! Assembly was fairly easy but there are a lot of parts. It took my wife and I about 1 hour to assemble, but once completed, it was very sturdy!! I definitely recommend 2 people for assembly. It makes it much easier!! Thanks Overstock!!
My husband - who is an "expert" at assembling **** furniture and 22 year old daughter took 5 hours to assemble this. One false move with a screw and you risk ruining the piece. The style is terrific, but frankly it is hardly worth our time. We would have preferred to pay a bit more for a product that is easier to assemble. Also, we needed to run to the hardware store to purchase a missing screw and one of the front panels came stained. Do yourself a favor -a purchase another item that is a bit more expensive and get better value and far less aggravation during assembly!
I think the design is nice and it could be very attractive except that with even the most cursory inspection the poor quality is evident. The drawer doesn't fit into the space and sticks out. The drawer tracks are super cheap. There is a 1/4 inch gap between the doors in the front! The hinge on one door doesn't fit properly causing the one door not to close all the way. Need I say more? I wish I could return it but that would be a nightmare.
The finished product looks great. However, putting it together was a challenge. Most of the pieces were not labeled and there was a lot of guesswork. The directions are only pictures. However, it says you need two people to assemble it and I was able to do it on my own. Overall, I am pleased with the purchase.