We are remodeling our main level and purchased this piece hoping the color would match up...it looks terrific! The heaviness and sturdiness of this buffet is really nice and makes it feel very high quality. The only negatives I have is that when it was delivered and we opened the boxes, there was a strong smell of "wood stain". It is still prevalent after about a week but I am hoping that will subside (or I am just getting used to it)! They missed a screw in the assembly materials but that was no big deal. I would also like to see better quality cabinet door knobs...these look cheap and don't match the quality of the piece itself. I plan to change those out...but otherwise this buffet rocks and I would recommend to anyone!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Awesome!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very sturdy and good quality for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This buffet is nice looking once assembled. I do agree with other reviewers that the finish looks slightly different from the pictures. Still looks good but it's not as weathered & has more brown tones. Assembly is time consuming but not difficult, until you go to attach the doors to the unit. IMPORTANT: There are 2 different types of door hinges! They are packaged together, and this difference is not made clear in the instructions when you screw the hinges onto the doors. It is hard to tell the difference between the two types by looking at them, and also hard to tell from the instructions which type goes on which door. The crucial info is that, one type goes on the outside doors, and one type goes on the inside doors. The hinges with serial number B2 on them are the ones labeled K in the instructions, and they go on the inside doors. The ones with the longer serial number go on the outside doors. If you don't do this right, the doors will not close properly. It took us at least an hour of messing around with the doors to figure it out, so I hope this helps someone else avoid the hassle!
I received this buffet one week after I placed the order, and it came in 3 boxes. Everything was in perfect condition, and there were extras for all of the screws (except for the ones to attach the back--those were a few short, but it didn't matter.) I set aside an entire Saturday afternoon to put it together after reading it took 8 hours to assemble. It is time consuming, but it took me about 3 hours total. I strongly, STRONGLY recommend that you only purchase this product if you have access to an electric/cordless screwdriver. If I only had a manual screwdriver, I'm sure I would still be working on it, instead of drinking a glass of wine right now! The piece looks beautiful, and I think the color is very true to the photos on the website. It's not solid gray; like other reviewers have said, it's grayish with brown undertones. I got it to match a vintage table (made of Wormy Chestnut wood, if that helps you to picture the tone) and it matches extremely well. As for the odor issues that others reported: I did smell the wood stain/"new furniture smell" when I unpacked all of the boxes, but there was no lingering odor afterwards (and I'm very sensitive to strong scents, so I was glad that it wasn't as noticeable for my buffet as it was, unfortunately, for others.) Maybe they have corrected something with the finish? This is a very attractive, sturdy, substantial piece and the style and finish are fantastic. The quality is good and it looks expensive, not cheap at all. Very satisfied!
This is a sturdy, stylish buffet. Very clean minimalist lines - think mid century modern with a driftwood color. Smooth, satin finish. Mine arrived in three boxes, everything was in perfect condition. The hardware was all there and was easy to find, the instructions were clear, and all the holes and fittings were perfectly accurate. It's heavy, I put it together myself but I've built a lot of furniture. If you're a beginner or a small person you may want to get a friend to help. Once built, it's solid. The doors hang perfectly straight with only minor adjustments (the hinges are the adjustable european type, which is nice). I'm thrilled with this, it's better than I expected and I can't believe it shipped for free!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's very close to the photo, like a driftwood gray with a light cool brown undertone.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Went together easily, well built, well packaged, heavy solid wood with veneer.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The only reason I'm giving this four stars instead of five is that my first shipment came with the boxes all beat up and, unfortunately, dents and scuff marks on some of the pieces. Overstock promptly sent an entire new one which (while the boxes looked shabby again) the pieces were not damaged. My husband assembled it in approximately 2.5 hours - if you aren't good at building things, however, this may be frustrating. He mixed up the screws on the hinges/door panel but was able to fix the issue without much of a problem. As for the quality and style, it matches the Emmerson reclaimed wood dining table I purchased from a different retailer perfectly so I am very content. It has a fairly smooth finish with very little actual "distressing". The color is a warm grey - very neutral and perfect for my needs. The style is modern and for what it cost, the quality is more than adequate.
Not only did this buffet assemble easily, but the quality of workmanship was totally evident throughout. I needed extra storage in my office area, so don't let the description of "buffet" throw you off. It's sleek and contemporary but would fit in almost any decor. This is truly the BEST piece of furniture I've ever ordered on line. The amount of interior storage is fantastic! LOVE this piece!
The buffet table arrived in 3 boxes and it took us about 3 hrs to build. i love how sturdy it is and how much room you have inside to place all your china and glasses. I wish it had more of a brown hue to it rather than grey. It's def more grey than anything. Still looks great but if you want to match other brown pieces, you may have trouble with that. I am going to change the knobs bc these are small black ones that look cheap. Overall, the piece looks beautiful and expensive so changing the knobs will make it look even better. be sure to use a screwdriver for all assembly. we got tired and used a drill at the end and we stripped one of the back screws, oops. thankfully its in the back and inside, so you could barely see it.
beautiful and substantial piece of furniture. assembly was simple yet time consuming. definitely needs door pulls with more character. the pulls that are on it make it look 'ikea.' gorgeous, unique wood tone. packaged + shipped safely in 5 boxes. using as tv console. love it!
I bought this buffet to use as an entertainment center, and it has plenty of space for storage. It took this woman almost 8 hours to assemble this very solid piece of furniture, as well as replace the small knobs with high-quality brushed stainless door pulls that really "up" the mid-century look. Assembly directions were pretty straight-forward, aside from confusingly similar door hinges that made hanging the doors difficult to differentiate sides. The only thing that keeps me from really raving about this piece is the fact that I really wanted a GREY unit, and, as another reviewer stated, this is definitely a brown piece a very subtle grey wash.
This is a great piece of furniture with a beautiful grey color woven it. It doesn't need to be a perfect grey match to anything existing because of the material type. It looks great with our table and chair from another collection and I have received a lot of compliments on it. It does take time to put together but it looks great!
I highly recommend this item. It is sturdy and durable. The finish is easy clean. Simple, highly functional, and the storage space is amazing. I have two sets of china stored along with wine glasses and platters, etc. Easy assembly. We added our own hardware to match our kitchen hardware and it looks beautiful. We have a 32" TV mounted above which really looks great and still have room for decor items. Fits with any style.
The cabinet was fine but the assembly is extremely time consuming. My main issue with this purchase is that 2 of the panels were chipped. Since both face the back of the unit, I won't make a claim. That said, shipping might be improved.