I am thrilled with this dresser as well as the various stages leading up to getting it. Let me run through a few:
1) I ordered the dresser on a Tuesday, payed a buck for shipping, and it was delivered to my house by Friday. WOW. I couldn't believe how fast the delivery was.
2) It was delivered in three boxes. Everything was packed up marvelously - with styrofoam and plastic to ensure things didn't get scratched or banged up in the delivery process. I had all the pieces I needed and everything was properly labeled.
3) I had a lot of fun putting the dresser together, but I think I'm probably a bit freakish in that regard. I think of self-assemble furniture as a big puzzle with a beautiful piece of furniture the prize at the end. It took me about 4.5 hours to put it together, and that was working quite constantly. I got it put together myself for the most part, though there were a few places where it really would have helped to have someone else there (and, indeed, one place where I had to call a friend to come over to help me push together the sides). By the by - wooden dowels are evil. And you'll have to deal with a LOT of wooden dowels. And many thanks to those who suggested using an electric drill for some bits --- screwing in the 20 or so screws to affix the back panel on the dresser would have been terrible had I not had the electric drill.
So all in all, assembly was about as easy as you could hope for for such a huge piece of furniture. It was fun watching the dresser take shape as I made it.
4) And what about the dresser itself? It is *gorgeous*. Others have noted that it's a darker color than was depicted in the picture on the Overstock website. But it's not a bad color at all. I love the simplicity of the dresser a lot. It was a bit shorter than I expected, with the drawers being just a bit more shallow than I thought they would be...but it was my fault for not looking more closely at the height of the dresser before buying it. And even though the drawers are a bit shallow, they still fit a huge amount of clothing.
The drawers slide very cleanly on their runners.
This is a well made (and, if you do it right, assembled!) piece of furniture. For the price I paid I'm really quite pleased with it and I fully expect it to be a part of my house and my life for a very long time to come.
I bought the night stands first and given that the "tobacco" is a darker wood tone that I had expected, I had decided not to buy the dresser. But after searching high and low for a mid-century look dresser and finding nothing below the price points at DWR ... I took a chance on this and was pleasantly surprised. Having put together the night stands a month or so ago, this assembly took us 2.5 hours. Parts were plentiful but no damage on anything or missing pieces. Does need some strength though. the drawer fronts have a little bit of gap still on the sides. but at this price, i am not nit picking. i will switch out the drawer pulls, the black ones get lost a bit. the reason why i had to post a review for this item here is because i totally disagree with a previous reviewer's comments on how this is fitting for a child's room... this is an adult size dresser, no question. the dimensions alone will tell you that. looks great. darker than i wanted but the design makes up for it.
I bought this dresser based on the numerous positive reviews, the great price and how attractive it looked on line. I was not disappointed. I was aware it would be a challenge to assemble based on the reviews. It was. I am not a handy person. I am not a technical person. But, I am a visual person. I carefully studied the diagrams and followed each step in the order recommended in the assembly instructions. I made sure I had cordless screwdriver as recommended by fellow reviewers. I don't think I would have had the strength to complete it had I not. There are so many screws and the wood is really hard. It took me nearly 4 hours. Yes, I know that is slow. Someone more handy won't take as long. It turned out beautiful. I was so proud of my assembly (a first for me), I posted pictures online. I got many complements. This is a beautiful piece for the price. It looks more expensive than it is. I feel it will last a long time.
Regarding previous comments
1.) Smell: Yes, there is an odor to the wood but I don't find it abnormal or horrible. It will lessen in time. 2.) Design Flaw: the reviewer who gave this 1 star due to the "horrible design flaw" because the drawers were rolling completely out and falling onto the floor. The flaw is in their assembly. They clearly put the drawer runners on backwards. Drawers do not fall out.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Correct
Please tell us about the quality of the product. above average
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This dresser is as sexy as the bed that it matches. The color is much more pleasing than in the Overstock picture. Works excellently to create an industrial/organic/natural ambiance in my bedroom. The knobs are sexy. Love that it's made from eco-friendly rubberwood.
Takes forever to put together, as other reviewers have said because the instructions are subpar. Make sure you have a power drill. Lots of screws.
After looking around extensively at standard national furniture retailers including ***, ***, and ***, I am extremely pleased with this purchase. For it's very low price, the dresser is very high quality. The wood feels great and the color is very close to what it is in the photo. It took quite a while to put together, maybe 3-4 hours, but they included many spare parts. It also is really surprisingly stylish in person. There were some dressers at *** that were three times the price and far lower in quality.
We read the product reviews and saw that most people were unable to put the dresser together in a normal amount of time. We ordered it anyways. It came in three boxes and was a nightmare ! Luckily we have a very handy friend-he put the dresser together beautifully, and by himself, in under two hours. It looks amazing and the drawers work smoothly. But I wouldn't recommend this to the less-handy folk, it's probably not worth the frustration and you can find an assembled piece for a similar price.
My fiancée and I bought this dresser for our master bedroom. We are pretty good with tools, so we didn't have many issues with putting it together. It took a couple of hours, but definitely do-able. The finished look is stunning, and the quality is quite good for the bargain price. I definitely recommend this dresser!
As other people have said, this took hours to put together. I even got a blister on my hand from screwing in so many screws. The chemical smell is also pretty bad. I put it together four days ago and I still haven't moved my clothes into it lest they absorb the smell. Now I have some dryer sheets in the drawers to try to speed up the off-gassing process. I hope they help as the dresser looks beautiful and I can't wait to use it!
I bought this dresser based on the good reviews. Guess I should have read the bad ones first. It is essentially an Ikea type piece but with very poor quality hardware. The drawer glides are not smooth--the wood screws that hold them on will not completely recess and catch the wheels--and one of them came bent and missing the wheel. The screw attachment for one of the legs was bent. About one third of the knobs would not thread on the machine screws--ridiculous. This piece is essentially junk although it looks good from afar. Even for $400. Yes, even for $400. Had I known how poor the quality of this dresser was, I would not have purchased it.
Overstock is good for some things, but I'm thinking furniture is not one of them.
Are the knobs on the dresser removable? Also, is it a rubber hardwood core with some type of veneer?caitb12 on Jan 7, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The knobs are removable - they screw in through holes in the front of the drawer (so the head of the screw is visible on the inside of the drawers).
I'm fairly certain that this is all solid wood except for the bottom of the drawers and back of the dresser (my one complaint). If it's not, it's the nicest veneer/MDF I've ever seen. The most common reaction from people is that they can't believe that it's "put together" furniture. It's definitely comparable (except for the drawer bottoms maybe) to pieces you'd spend $1000 for at big retailers.jvos1984 on Jan 13, 2014
Yes, I replaced mine with something else. Its real wood not veneer.jenniferdf on Jan 29, 2014
I want the unit to sit much higher than 32" so I want to buy longer legs. How do the legs screw in? Do they screw into a metal sheath or into pre-drilled wood? Or is it fabricated another way?marilynmerlot on Dec 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi marilynmerlot, I apologize for the delayed response. after reviewing with our support team we found that the legs are screwed into a metal plate. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 9, 2014
What is the interior dimensions of the drawers.
ex: the Venture Horizon drawers are 5.25Hx22.75Wx13D
I scrapbook; need a drawer that will hold 12x12 paper flat, preferably at least 13D,dorief on Dec 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us dorief. The drawer interior dimensions are: 27 inches W x 15 inches D X 5.5 inches H. The legs are screwed into a metal plate. Have a great day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 3, 2014
What are the dimensions and weights of the box (or boxes?) that this ships in?jvos1984 on Dec 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us jvos1984.
Vilas 6-drawer Tobacco Dresser:
Box A: Height: 7 Width: 24 Length: 36 / 50 pounds
Box B: Height: 5 Width: 22 Length: 65 / 55 pounds
Box C: Height: 7 Width: 22 Length: 33 / 52 pounds
Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2013
Does it match with "Lawrence Entertainment Center" in terms of color? They seem to be the same in style, material, and manufactured place. People say this unit is darker than pictured. Could I expect the color to be the same as "Lawrence Entertainment Center"?mimimdd on Nov 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello mimimdd, Both this dresser and the entertainment center are very similar, but they may be different as difference in monitor colors we cannot guarantee that the color will match exactly what you see on your screen. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 27, 2013
I purchased both the Lawrence Entertainment Center and the Vilas bedroom collection. The Vilas collection is slightly darker than pictured (which I prefer), and the Lawrence Entertainment Center is slightly darker than that. If you want the color to match exactly then it won't, but if you just want pieces that coordinate well together, they do compliment each other. If you placed the two pieces next to each other, you can tell they are not the same color, but they would not look jarringly out of place. I would describe the Vilas collection as more of a deep walnut color rather than tobacco, and the Lawrence Entertainment Center as a dark cappuccino color. Hope that helps!wdsub on Mar 14, 2014
The drawer bottoms are 3/8 inch thick finish plywood/laminate combonation for structural strength. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 17, 2013
Not very. This is a VERY flimsy piece, I bought one, never moved it from the place I set it up, used it with reasonable care, and all the drawers are falling apart. You think you're getting decent quality at that price, but it looks nice for a flimsy piece of furniture.vwwvvwvwwvwvvw on Oct 22, 2013
I realize the walls of the drawers are 5.6", but since the dresser is 32", there must be more room than that in each drawer. What is the height of the tallest item I could put in a drawer and still be able to close it?jvos1984 on Oct 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The dresser is 32 inches tall, the legs are 6 inches tall, the top is 1 inch tall and there is a 3/8 inch gap between the drawers for spacing. That makes each drawer approximately 7.9 inches tall and with a 1 inch over draw on top of the drawer itself you have a 6.9 inch dresser drawer inside. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 17, 2013
Thank you for your inquiry; you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 22, 2013
Is there a stop on each drawer glide that would stop the drawers from being pulled out all the way and falling onto the floor?kkttmm on May 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you kkttmm for the great question about the Vilas 6-drawer Tobacco Dresser. The drawers are on metal slides that have a bearing driven wheel. In that at the end is a notch that stops the drawer at the right moment and keeps it from falling out. When you have to remove them you need to pull it all the way out then lift up slightly, pull back and then tip it down and pull back slightly and it releases the drawer. We hope this was helpful and thank you for shopping Overstock.com. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on May 13, 2013
Thank you makeiteasy1 for your interest in the Vilas 6-drawer Tobacco Dresser. Unfortunately, the instructions that come with the item are the only ones. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 7, 2013
I ordered this dresser, and I need to see the instructions again. Is there a way I can get a copy of them sent to me? Thanks.beccala85 on Apr 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello beccala85, you will be contacted by customer service. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 5, 2013
Thanks for your inquiry, someone from our customer care team has contacted you. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 20, 2013
Is the finish polyurethane or non-toxic? Is there any fermaldehyde glue used in making this product?neverecho on Feb 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question. This has non-toxic finish and formaldehyde-free glue.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 25, 2013
Is the depth of the drawers really only 5.6"? That's the problem if so. 8" should be a minimum for dressers if not 10".daddy43 on Feb 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. The drawers are 5.6 in deep as posted. Please feel free to browse our site in an attempt to find something similar that may be of interest to you. Contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 4, 2013
Does the wood look somewhat "piecey" like smaller pieces of wood joined together? The photos are somewhat hard to see the details of the wood.hooray123 on Dec 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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