Safely store your favorite DVDs and other entertainment media with this six-shelf oak media cabinet. The cabinet features glass panels that allow you to quickly choose your desired show or movie, and the double-door design permits easy access....more
OK, so I guess you can't expect too much for less than $200 these days, but this made-in-Chine (surprise) "solid birch" cabinet is actually made of fragile particle board with a cardboard back. The first of the white-metal cam-locks that hold the thing together broke when I tried to install it, and it comes with no extras. The wooden parts had various dents and dings in them, and I would have sent it all back if it weren't just too much trouble to do so. The paper-thin veneer trim on the face of the glass doors is actually split all the way through in one place and would not have passed any self-respecting inspector in a U.S. factory, I suspect. Upon assembly, which is a bit of a pain with vague instructions, the fit and finish is poor, with doors that don't line up and one that scrapes the top of the cabinet. Cheap screws strip easily and pucker the particle board when pre-drilled holes don't line up with hardware, etc. You get what you pay for, but if you want to buy something this junky, go to Wal-Mart or Kmart and see in person what you are buying before you fork over the cash. BTW, I bought another media cabinet from Overstock a while back for twice the price, and the shelves are already sagging badly from the (not much) weight of some DVDs. Thought before ordering this that maybe I'd just picked out a bad product that time and the "solid birch" would be better, but I thought wrong. -- MQ
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not so good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair
The instructions were very difficult to follow; the pictures were not in connection with the step-by-step instructions. Also once assembled it¿s wobbly, if you have small children it should be anchored to the wall.
This is a really pretty piece, the first piece of furniture we've ever bought online. We had some issue with a damaged door but Overstock's customer service department took care of it right away. We found it very easy to put together, took us just under an hour. We regret not purchasing a second!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I bought two of these to hold our massive dvd collection. They both worked. Little darker finish then I was hoping for but overall I am happy with them. No missing parts. Extras included for both sets. Finish throughout was consistent and no marks were made during shipment. Easy to essemble and mount to the wall so our toddler can't tip them over. Only thing I wish it had was a hinge lock on the outside instead of pull knobs for the door. Kids can get into them easily.
This media cabinet was much more than expected. The color and quality exceed imagined product. For the compact size, it holds very large selection of media. Cabinet has a built in slight backward slant, great for California.
Assembly required two people and would recommend an electric screw driver to assemble -- lots of screws used to assemble product. The cabinet looks great and the oak color matches existing furniture, which I was real pleased that happened. Cabinet is a bit top heavy though, so it's recommended that you do mount to the wall once assembled.
Okay for an inexpensive media cabinet, but the quality is a little below average. Not too difficult to assemble if you have some mechanical abilities. The back panel is supplied in two pieces with a piece of tape holding them together from the back side. This aids in packaging the unit into a smaller envelope size, but takes away from the structural integrity of the unit while the back panel is screwed to the back of the unit . I would recommend placing two steel straps on the back from corner to corner to help with this design weakness, or a couple of flat metal brackets to hold the two back panel pieces together and attached to the back of the shelves. The oak laminate is very thin, too thin, and I can already see the laminate peeling off from some of the edges along the front of the unit. Don't try to move the unit after it is filled with DVD's as you may experience a structural
failure. Lastly, one of the doors appeared to have been warped so I received a
replacement from the seller. It turns out that the predrilled holes for the hinges
were not drilled square with the door as the replacement exhibited the same problem. Now I have to try and figure out how to make it square. From far away, the cabinet looks attractive enough, though it does appear to be darker than the picture on Overstock's website. It's worth the money even though I have had to work through some of these annoyances.
This cabinet looks very classical and rich. It has a lot of pieces so it takes about two hours to assemble on the first one. THe second one was about an hour and a half to complete.The price is very fair and is exactly as advertised.
Would you consider the oak finish to be a light oak, dark oak or possibly something in between ?
I'm trying to match furniture from IKEA and I don't want the pieces to clash.
Thank you,nonniesplace on May 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It's a red oak finish.. definately in betweenmarahargroder on Jun 3, 2014
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