You must work for it, but it turns out beautifully! The sides and top are all nice and heavy hardwood. It does not feel cheap at all. It took me 3 hours to put the chest together by myself. With help it would've taken half that amount of time. I found the assembly directions easy to follow.
For this price, this item was not worth purchasing. It has lots of pieces and very difficult to put together. My husband is very good at putting items together but he couldn't do it so we had a friend to help us and I'm still waiting for the chest.
it is beautiful and it is nicely designed to look at however the parts that came with it the screws dont last long. after opening and closing the drawers for a few months the drawers stopped closing. i had to spend a few hours taking it apart and putting in the spare screws (the screws in place either broke when trying to them them out or broke in the place - they are cheap screws) this time using very good wood glue to help keep them in place and not move around in the wood. had my dad the expert help with what to do in this case. it is a shame very nice but thailand parts not what i expected for the price i had to pay but glad it was real wood and beautiful. just wish the parts were better screws.
This piece of furniture looks very elegant and sturdy for the price. It was delivered on time. The only thing is that it had many pieces to assemble and since I tried to assemble it was done half way and my neighbor finished it. Hence, I am very happy with my piece, it looks great in my room, and the material is not bad - it looks good. Selfie material.
Nightmare to put together. Insanely long process with bazillions of little pieces (and we are handy) and the drawers open in a horrible, clunky, jolty fashion. Wish I just picked something up from Ikea or a local place. Would NOT recommend.
I like this lingerie chest a lot because I really needed the space. That being said, it required A LOT of assembly-- roughly 3 hours for my husband who is relatively-skilled.. You have to assemble everything--all 6 individual drawers, attaching the side rails, etc. Including the screws, there are hundreds of pieces, and the quality of some of the fasteners was lacking. Several of the fasteners broke easily without much effort, but some extra are included. The pieces were well-packaged, clearly labeled, and it arrived quickly. He said it was not overly-complicated but tedious and time-consuming. As far as quality, some of the drawers do not slide in and out perfectly. They stick a little but it is acceptable. The drawers are small but adequate for my socks, underwear, and tank tops especially since I inserted drawer organizers. It does look nice, and definitely appears more expensive than what I paid. Overall, a positive experience but be prepared for the assembly-time!
I really love this piece. I've been reading some reviews and people were having trouble with the drawers sticking. It's been a couple years now, but if I recall, the instructions showed that the back piece was NOT put on last. Instructions are usually poor with assembled furniture so I didn't listen, I saved the back piece for last. I only tacked mine on at first. If the drawers were a little tight, I took the back off, pushed in (or) pulled out the sides a little until the drawers were smooth. Tacked on the back, checked again, if catching again, repeat, etc..until smooth. I have the Dresser and Nightstand. I love all three. As stated in my other reviews, I was so surprised to see how beautiful this Lingerie Chest and other pieces were after assembly. Definitely has the quality look and feel of solid pieces of wood and it is very heavy and sturdy. I also have the Lingerie Chest and Nightstand, all beautiful. It takes time to put together, be prepared. Lay everything out in front of you and make sure you know what goes where. Self-assembly furniture always seems to have their flaws that you have to work around. Over the years I've assembled many pieces, this set was probably the most time consuming. The issues to work through: The dowels sometimes were too big, had to whittle them down a bit. I added a little wood glue to my dowels. The screw-like locking pieces that pull the wood together were chintzy, had to make sure they were aligned properly. Before totally nailing in the back piece, make sure that the drawers slide in and out smoothly. The drawers are small, 4H x 11 1/4 W x 15D. One thing I didn't care for was that it had a smell in the drawers. I left my drawers open to air out. All in all, I didn't care about these issues because they're a unique looking style.
Initially, I was reluctant to order these products because of not being able to actually touch and evaluate the quality. I can truly say they (I also ordered the nightstand) are very nice pieces of furniture. They are perfect for a small bedroom and provides an elegant appearance. Would definitely recommend to others.
I bought 4 of these units for institutional use and was pleasantly surprised with the quality. I had no problem with the dowel construction. I choose to place a little glue (Q-Tip works great) in each dowel well and used a set of furniture clamps. When completed it's a very solid and beautiful piece of furniture.