I would give this trunk a higher rating if the price was still what I paid for it - xxxx bucks. However, it's really shot up I see! Definitely not worth it. This looks beautiful - once you put it together, which takes awhile - but it's very cheap. It's made from particle board, and one day while sliding it only a few inches to one side, one of the legs snapped off. It is unfixable because the screw holding it into the trunk snapped off a chunk of particle board - off the body where the leg attaches, as well as the leg. The screw held strong though. We had to take all the legs off after the chunk fell off the body, and you can see the chunk missing from one side. Prior to that, one hinge broke (which held the top open without slamming down on one's fingers). We used this as a toy chest, so we did open it fairly often. I definitely would NOT recommend using this as a toy chest - or if you plan on opening it often - and if you do buy it, I would definitely lift to move so you don't stress the particle board. The finish is not very durable. While it looks beautiful new, it scratches if you breathe on it wrong. It's not a nice weather beaten look either, but maybe it would look nicer if we ran some stain over the dings. However, we did give this chest a workout with twin toddlers! But compared to some of our other wood furniture that gets just as much if not more of a beating, this did not wear well and looked awful within days. Maybe because the finish is almost mirror-smooth, it shows wear well. Maybe if you don't have kids, use this very carefully and not very often, move with caution, and don't mind taking a couple of hours to put it together, then I would recommend this trunk for you. If you can find a screaming good deal like I did.
The hardware was disappointing--wasn't as nice as I thought it was from the picture--I'll look for something to replace it. The actual color is much redder than the online image. It happens to work out for my reception area ok but if I really needed the war look of oak--this is not it. It looks more like mahogany or cherry stained products. Worked out ok for me...
Unfortunately when I received the table, I didn't realize until it was completely out of the box and partialy put together that there was a long crack on the side of the table and an indent on the corner.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
One of the side panels came without the threaded cam bolt inserts so I had a bunch of pieces I couldn't put together. Took three days for them to return my call and email and another week for the parts to arrive in the mail. Once I got all the parts one of the bottom feet did not line up with the threaded hole (two screws holding each foot in) so on foot is screwed on wih only one screw. It is also much darker in person than in the picture. Once together it is there and lets a glass or magazine sit on it like a champ...but probably not work the journey to get to that point.....for me anyway.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color on site not as dark
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality fine once together
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fine
I looked at this trunk/coffee table online for a few months before finally buying it. I was afraid that the finish would be too red/orange for my other furniture pieces however it matches perfectly! The assembly was easy; my 15 yr old son and I put it together with just a couple screwdrivers in about an hour. It's solid...and big! Bigger than I expected. I think it's a great value for the price!
WHEW, exceptional delivery !!! (NO visible out-side damage to container as well) This chest table offers good storage, decent components including wood parts & hardware with nice appearance. I purchased my first one in EXPRESSO COLOR & now ordered this one in a HONEY COLOR for another room in my home. A good investment & lots of usage!
I read the reviews and thought I would give it a try anyway. It's true the styling is beautiful and we put it together within 30mins. The finish is my complaint- scratches easily and dings show up all the way across room. This wouldn't be a problem it the peice were solid wood- I wouldn't mind paying a bit more a solid top.
This table is made of very high quality wood. The product is sturdy/heavy. The instructions for assembly were easy to follow. I purchased this table for less than 1/3 of the price at a local furniture store.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very representative
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality wood, sturdy accessories
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate