The cabinet is a perfect fit in both size and function so I was excited to receive it. The quality is that of particle board and melamine so no heirloom piece of furniture but I did not expect that for the price. The top is a little rough and will take some work sanding and sealing to make it useful for more than just setting things on. The problem is that one of the critical pieces, the divider panel between the bin side and the shelf side of the unit is defective. The piece that came with the box had both sets of holes drilled on the same side instead of the bin holes on the bin side and the shelf holes on the shelf side. I asked Overstock for a replacement and after several days they sent replacement panel. Unfortunately, that was also wrong, they did not make sure it would work before shipping it and I expressly asked them to do so. This time the holes were drilled on the wrong sides and due to the orientation of the assembly, you can't just flip it around, I tried. So back to Overstock I go. I now have a choice to return it, to try getting a replacement again or accepting the unit as is. The assembly requires gluing so there is no good way to disassemble and get it to fit back into the box it came in. Overstock can't seem to find a good, working replacement and so far they are only willing to offer a partial discount. So, it is now almost a month after my order and I am still in limbo. This has taught me that as long as the items are in good working order, all is fine. If they are easily returnable, all is fine. But if you fall into the any "Houston, we have a problem" category be prepared to wait a long time for a resolution.
This butcher block bin is exactly what I wanted for my kitchen. Unfortunately, it was a pain to assemble (and I work in construction!), and the materials that the legs are made of are cheap particle board or compressed cardboard/wood product, and it splits easily. I wheeled it over a small carpet transition lip in my house, and the two trailing wheels fell off before I even felt any resistance. I was specifically concentrating on being careful of the wheels, because I know the materials were weak, and I broke the wheels completely off immediately. Normally when you're wheeling something like this, you slowly approach the lip of the carpet or door threshold, feel it make contact with the transition, and then you gently pull to let it come up and over the transition. In this case, the wheels just pulled apart the fibrous wood/cardboard product and split the white paint up a few inches. I'm just going to glue wood to the bottom in place of the wheels.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The product is made of cheap materials, except for the top. The hardware is ok, too.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
This kitchen cart was what we expected; attractive, movable and provides additional storage (garbage can especially) for our small kitchen. However in the future please be careful when packaging this product for shipping. The glue needed for some of the assembly had spilled out onto much of the contents. Luckily my husband had the same glue on hand. But many parts had to be wiped down and deglued. The butcher block top still has some glue we were not able to remove.
This item is extremely cheap. I was very careful to put it together, but it doesn't fit well and the wood is cheap. The swinging door stays open slightly because theres no weight to the wood. The top wood part had some dents in it. It also didn't come with all the screws. I had to run to the store.