I bought this set based on the numerous positive reviews, the great price and how attractive it looked on line. I was not disappointed. I bought both the 6-drawer and 4-drawer Vilas dressers. I love them both! I assembled the 6-drawer first which took me a long time. On day two, I was able to assemble the 4-drawer much faster. Please take the advice of the other reviewers and get yourself a power drill (screwdriver). It will be an absolute bear if you don't have one. Also, take your time with the instructions. Observe the drawings carefully. Both dressers turned out beautiful but there were a couple snags along the way with the 4-drawer that I hadn't encountered with the 6-drawer. There was a cosmetic flaw on one of the pieces that I didn't discover until nearly halfway assembled. I called customer service and they offered to send me a replacement piece. I dreaded the idea of taking it apart and waiting for a replacement part so I negotiated a discount instead. Customer service was friendly and very accommodating. I ran into another snag when I was putting the drawer pulls on. One of the bolts threads was messed up and it was slightly bent. Instead of calling customer service again I just went to my neighborhood hardware store and got a new metric bolt for about ¢. Easy fix. Despite a couple snags, I am very pleased with the dressers and Overstock's customer service. I would recommend this product and buying through this company.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. above average
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This is a beautiful piece of furniture IF you get it together right. NOTE to future buyers: The runners come grouped in sets of 4 that don't go together. The flat ones are used first in the build, the corner ones later, on the drawer build. (If you have never built a dresser before, this will help a lot). As well, the photos of the runners are terrible on the directions. We found a You Tube vid that helps me visualize this and we were good to go. Second issue is the cam bolts - the long bolts must be screwed in ALL the way to work properly. Use a flathead screwdriver to turn the bolt once you put the 2 pieces together.. turn it gently and it works beautifully. We did not realize we didn't have the bolt screwed in all the way until after the first drawer and a couple errors.. but they were fixable :) and all is fine now. Not a scratch on this. VERY well packed :) Well made piece of furniture :) Happy buyer!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? definitely darker - this is a deep brown tobacco with some variations... it is gorgeous, but not the lighter brown depicted. I like it better actually than the photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality. sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I purchased this with some trepidation after reading the comments about difficult assembly. Those comments were not an exaggeration. Between all of the screws, locks, dowels and pieces of wood, I would estimate 100 parts/pieces. Instructions were not very helpful. I found it so difficult to assemble I ended up hiring a handy man to do so. It took him over an hour with a drill. I have assembled many pieces of furniture and never been so stumped. The end product was lovely but I would recommend this only if you are very adept at putting together a lot of pieces with less than helpful instructions.
- 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
Pros: If you can assemble this dresser, it looks very nicegood design, pretty wood, all solid materials. Cons: Very hard to assemble, even for an experienced person. The biggest problem is that some of the bigger bolts and screws tend to snap off with little stress. Be very careful with this hardwarejust poor quality. (As opposed to the wood, which is of high quality). I had to improvise a lot after two pieces of hardware broke off inside the wood.I thought about calling up Overstock for a return, but it just wasn't worth the hassle at that point. Advice: If you do buy this, read the instructions very carefully, go slow, and prep screw holes with a drill. Don't even think of assembling this without a drill.
Love my night stand and 4 drawer dresser. Less than 2 hours to put the dresser together. Have a drill, philips and large philips or flathead handy. Make sure you put the rollers on correctly in the first place! Love the quality. Solid piece for a great price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? actual color as on the website
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this furniture for the price. It is a nice hard wood with a beautiful finish. It came very well packaged, so free of any minor imperfections that would drive me crazy. Assembly was time consuming but not necessarily difficult. It would be a cinch for someone with any skill at assembling things (not me). My only criticism is that I do not care for the plain black pulls and I'll probably purchase new ones. But considering the low price I paid for the entire dresser, I didn't think this was enough to downgrade to four stars. I will definitely be purchasing the matching 6-drawer dresser and nightstand.
I needed lots of storage in my bedroom, and searched quite a bit for the perfect size at the write price. All the reviews on this product helped me in making my decision. I bought two of the same to set them up side-by-side. This is total assembly. So if assembling stuff is not your thing, stay away. But I think they took all the comments into consideration, and the markings on each piece was a lot clearer. If you take the time, and you have to take a lot of time, it comes together nicely - even a girl can put it together! I have an Ikea drill, but I quickly realized that the drill may be too much for the pieces and the wood. I used the Ikea screwdriver instead. I didn't experience any breaks or cracks. The chest is made of great material. The wood looks great - keeping in mind imperfections that come with natural wood. It's sturdy, roomy, and you can't beat the price, (with the XX% off coupon offered during the holidays). The color is slightly darker than the photo, but you should expect that b/c the description says "tobacco." All in all, I'm happy with this purchase, considering the amount of time I spent looking for it. Thanks everyone for your reviews and comments on this product.
JUST AWESOME!!! I initially bought just one, but then loved it so much that i bought every piece of Vilas Furniture out there- desk, nightstand., dresser and few more things out there. Its real wood, and NOT some crappy processed wood with paint or plywood. its the REAL DEAL and very good for the price. Looked around for furniture for 6 months and im very very happy with this furniture. I just wished they made book cases and a few more things in this series.
We love the look and finish of the Vilas line of products. We found them relatively easy to put together, put the assembly is definitively a two-person job as the framework on the larger pieces is somewhat heavy. We are slightly disappointed with the drawers...the hardware used to put them together should definitely be supplemented with some type of glue/adhesive as we have had to re-assemble several drawers because we pulled off the drawer fronts when opening. Also we have noticed that some of the drawers don't slide in perfectly flush to the frame, so it takes a little maneuvering to get them to sit flush.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Finish is actually nicer than it appeared online
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the frame is quite good, but the quality of the drawers leaves a little to be desired.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurately described on website
Very nice piece of furniture. I got some matching pieces as well -- 2 bedside tables and the long, six-drawer dresser. The wood is very attractive, I love the little legs, and it's a solid, heavy piece. I love the aesthetic in my bedroom now and it's a pleasure to be in it! Clean, modern, attractive, and a good backdrop for any style you want to give to the room. I'll just warn you that the pictures in the directions are a little confusing. You should basically plan to put the drawer tracks in backwards the first time you do it. But you can just unscrew them and screw them in again the right way if that happens. The tip is: the wheelie thing has to go toward the FRONT of the furniture. And then for the corresponding piece on the drawer, the wheelie thing has to go toward the BACK. So the two wheels are meeting when you first insert the drawer. I do think it's considerate that they include one extra of every piece of hardware, in case you lose one.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? similar, maybe a little darker
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid and high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
The title I wrote says it all! If you're thinking about purchasing, you should price and style can't be beat!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
We had been looking for a good solid bed for a while now.. Then we saw this on overstock and it encompassed all the style we were looking for, at a price that couldn't be beat. Obviously we had to put it together, but we figured it was worth it and we'd make it a couples project (the couple the puts furniture together stays together dont ya know...) So we had bought the bed, 6 drawer dresser and this 4 drawer dresser. Here's a tip when you start putting the dressers together... TAKE YOUR TIME AND DONT USE FORCE. I couldn't quite figure out the cam bolts.. they weren't aligning right or something and i was cranking on them with the screw driver and either the bolt would snap off in the bed, or the cam lock would break. BE EASY... it will go together nicely if you get it aligned right. If it's not working.. try backing off the cam bolt a bit ... if you crank the cam bolt down into the wood too far, it wont catch the cam lock. Once we figured out the mystery of the cam lock, the dresser's went together very quickly. They are SOLID pieces.. very heavy too. The wood is a form of particle board, but what isn't at this price. We love the dressers now, and the bed is SUPER SOLID.. something we definitely need because we're a newly wed couple.. wink wink...
This dresser is a nice solid wood piece of furniture which my partner and I put together rather easily and quickly. It's highly recommended that you assemble it with another person assisting you. Our only complaints are that 1) the unit is rather smallish for a large bedroom -- we also bought the matching six-drawer dresser and two night stands, 2) that most of the small woodscrews holding the drawer tracks onto the dresser body and holding the tracks on the bottoms of the drawers did not tighten adequately and seemed to be "stripped", and 3) that the cam bolt system is shoddy, i.e., they're hard to tighten and keep tightened and one of the cam bolts actually snapped off during tightening. Otherwise, it's a beautiful piece of furniture and seems good and solid. For the price, it's outstanding, and, although it won't be part of our permanent set of bedroom furniture, it will be useful in one of the guest rooms when we replace it in our bedroom.
4.5 to 5 stars, for sure. I bought this dresser in 2013, then promptly put it in the garage, anticipating a move that never happened. Ran across it recently and put it together today. It was packaged beautifully, and in spite of several changes of the St. Louis seasons (remember the polar vortex? then the extreme 100+ heat index??), the wood wasn't warped and the inside of the 2 boxes it was shipped in were still perfect. I put it together in an afternoon with some help from my 14-year-old. I'd say I'm about a 6 or 7 on a 1-10 handyman scale, and my drill battery was too old for the drill to be of any use. In spite of those handicaps, we had almost no problems, and the dresser looks great and sturdy. It's much sturdier, by comparison, to the bookshelves I've put together over the years. The only problem I ran into is that the instructions don't differentiate among the 4 different kinds of runners ... but, by looking up someone else's review, watching a youtube video, discovering that the runners are labeled, and looking carefully at the images in the instructions, I was able to figure out which runners to attach to which dresser parts. All of the hardware was there, nicely labeled, and easy to use. Highly recommended!
I actually bought this piece for the second time. I love the look of the wood and it feels rich. I assembled the first one, and true to the reviews, it is difficult and time-consuming to assemble. I moved across the country recently and, unfortunately, it fell apart. I hired someone to assemble for me this time around. Also, I didn't like the hardware, so I purchased new pulls from another store. Overall, I'd recommend this piece.
Because I am someone who depends very heavily on reviews I typically will only give the highest review if the purchase, delivery, assembly we flawless. Well the delivery was fast, purchase was without a hitch but the assembly, was a pain in the butt. Directions were a little confusing but I built in in about two hours over two days. It is however, a beautiful piece.