Although there are less expensive kitchen carts available on this site, this appealed to us because of the abundance of storage. The hubby and I spent several hours putting this together, but it was well worth it. We were both impressed with the hearty wood used and the granite cart top.
There was some shipping damage, but repairable. Overall the product is well built with an easy-to-assemble design. But the attachment of the granite top should be stronger, so I added a brace. The drawers do not have rollers, but they seem to slide well for now. Perfect size and wood finish. The top of the utensil holder was difficult to align and had weak clip attachments that I decided to replace with my own brackets. If you want an assembly with no modifications, this is not the choice for you. The black granite top looks and feels great, but easily shows dust and fingerprints.
Not every hole needing a screw was perfectly milled, and the instructions could have been much clearer, but I got this put together just fine, though I did have the help of a neighbor. For the holes that needed adjustment, I just put my screwdriver in once and pulled it back out. I also loved that all the hardware was grouped into *labeled* baggies, so that you don't have to go buy their drawing to figure out what each hardware piece is. But the drawings to go by are pretty bad... Some are drawn at the wrong angle, so they don't show you which hole needs which part... you see the back side of the part with all the holes! That's frustrating. It would have really helped if they'd label each hole somehow. Or if they'd just improve the drawings. And one other positive point: no parts were missing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I love the solid wood and the slate cutting surface.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I see no discrepancies.