Don't bother buying it... it's too difficult to assemble. If you decide to buy it becuz of the look, you run the risk of not receiving all the parts or the instructions not matching the pieces you have been given.. you have been forewarned, if you choose to accept this mission..
Lots of positives about this purchase. The parts are packaged and labeled exceptionally well. The finished product is true to the photograph. A good, sturdy piece. However, to get to the finished product, you have to endure the drudgery of the poor assembly instructions. They are poorly worded and incomplete with inadequate diagrams.
Pros: This dresser is gorgeous! It is very solid and looks like it comes from a high end furniture store. When I scrape together some more cash, I am planning on getting the rest of this bedroom set. No regrets at all. Cons: The other reviews are correct when they say assembly is a nightmare. In at least one instance the directions were simply wrong. Seriously, take your time with the directions, look at the pieces you have, and understand how this thing is put together. That said, I am a petite female who was able to assemble the dresser alone in only a few hours.
I was well prepared for the insane assembly given the reviews I read. However, the instructions are actually for the wrong dresser (at least one of the main pages is). This is why it started out difficult. I just tossed the instructions, once I was able to see the big picture. It's pretty straight forward. I highly recommend using power drill, with caution to not mess up the soft wood. I am the farthest thing from a handy man and got it together within a two or three hours. It's just time consuming.
Although the color and lines of this dresser are very appealing, it was a deeply frustrating and time consuming experience to assemble - holes not drilled, and completely incorrect assembly instructions. We asked for replacement parts, which we received, but they, too, had incorrectly drilled holes. My husband is an engineer, quite handy as a builder, and even he took hours re-drilling holes, re-aligning the drawers. The veneer is soft and the screws are of low quality. Overstock should work closely with its suppliers to assure that the instructions are at least correct, and they would do well to oversee the assembly. A lesson in frustration.
I also got the matching bedside table which I built first. It was helpful getting to build a small one before tackling this monster. The directions are awful but I put it together by myself and it is nice and sturdy. My only complaint is some of the drawers don't slide quite smoothly but that may have been because of how i put it together.
The dresser took time to put together, but everything fit well and directions were clear. It does not feel like top quality furniture, but is solid and will do the job. The drawers occasionally catch and require two attempts to shut the drawer. Overall, I am happy with this purchase.
This dresser is beautiful--once it's put together. Like all the other reviews before mine, putting this piece of furniture is very rigorous and takes time (it took me 6 hours to put it together, working by myself) to build. The screws are very delicate and must be turned with a manual screwdriver. Installing the rails for the drawers to slide on will test every ounce of patience and determination. All in all, the dresser is beautiful and you're guaranteed to get compliments on the bedroom suite.
This thing requires HOURS of assembly and then once it is put together, the drawers don't glide correctly. The only thing that could be worse than putting it together would be taking it apart to return it. That is the ONLY thing that keeps me from sending it back. I hate this thing and it mocks me everyday when go to get out my gym clothes and the stupid drawers catch. The only good thing I can say is that it does look nice, exactly as pictured. Please do not waste you money on this thing.
It looks exactly like the picture. Made of wood, not 100% wood but mostly. Very sturdy and holds more than I expected. It doesn't look cheap. It came in 3 boxes and definitely requires 2 people to put together. My Dad is a contractor and he needed my hands a few times. I am VERY pleased with this purchase and it arrived very promptly. Oh one thing, it was missing a small piece but it didn't effect anything, thank Goodness!