Assembly took hours (working alone). The dowels I received were not machined well and some had to be trimmed... even then getting the table together required a lot of pounding with a rubber mallet. Of course this table is beautiful once you get it put together. The price of the Overstock version is about half of the brand name version and they look almost identical. I have seen the brand name version of this table in person and the primary difference is in the quality of the drawers. The drawers on this piece are assembled out of MDF and have ball bearing slides. This is the only part of the Overstock version that appears cheaply made. The drawer bottom is not very durable and the slides don't work very well so I don't think the drawers will be very functional in the long run. Other than the drawers it is solid wood and the finish is very nice.
I love this piece of furniture. The color is great. It is solid. It was not that difficult to put together. I did it by myself and just took my time. The only problem I ran into was with the drawers and and the back panel. The predrilled holes were not deep enough and the wood was hard enough that I could not get the screws all the way in manually. I needed to make he the holes deeper using a hammer and nail or a drill. Even with the extra labor needed, I love it and feel it is a great piece of furniture, especially for the price.
It is a sturdy and very good looking table, but the instructions need some better explanations regarding front & back. I did have to dis-assemble a couple of times to get it correct and one of the drawers still doesn't glide well but it does look great.
I love this table so much we bought another one. The original one is in our master bathroom. The drawers are perfect depth to hold low trays for make-up etc, the top shelf holds bath towels and the bottom shelf has baskets with extra shampoo, soap, toilet paper, hair dryer, etc. The second table is on a side wall of our kitchen. On top is a couple pretty and useful storage things and the shelves hold deep, almost shelf height baskets that hold mail, catalogs, candles and of course play dough, craft things and small toys for our grandchildren. But, the most important part of the review - it's excellent quality, durable and beautiful. As for the ease of assembly - my husband and I have a system for assembling furniture since we order from overstock frequently so it was not difficult for us. If you're not handy - get help:)
I purchased this table for my foyer and it looks great. My husband was able to put it together by himself without too much trouble. It's heavy/sturdy and a really nice piece of furniture. Shipped in a timely manner and arrived without damage. Very happy with my purchase!
The flat screen hangs above it, and all the DVD's now reside right near the TV. Wasn't too terribly hard to assemble and had no issues with ordering, receiving (well, i had to return the first one and the entire process with Overstock was seamless!). Looks nice, is heavier than i thought!
The table does look good, but the directions are a joke and the drawers do not fit very well.I read the reviews before buying this and figured there is no way the directions could be that poorly written, well they are. I would have returned this item if it wasn't such a hassle to box it up and bring it to the UPS store. I have put together a lot of furniture over the years and figured this would be a breeze, well it was nothing but frustrating. The directions could have been written by a 6 year old, they are so vague and incomplete and the diagrams are useless. I have purchased other items from Overstock.com but after buying this table I will be thinking twice before buying anything that has to be assembled from them again.
I must admit, the reviews scared me a bit about putting this together by myself but I have to say that the only part that gave me ANY trouble were figuring out how to install the drawer slides but even when the light bulb went off about that, it was a piece of cake and I am so surprised at how beautiful and sturdy this piece is. The instructions were very clear and made perfect sense to me. Granted, it could be considered confusing if you look at it but once you realize you just put the wood dowels and bolts in each piece, one at a time, it was easy. It does take 3-4 hours so just be patient and do one at a time. My husband was thrilled that he didn't have to do it and just gets to enjoy the piece. Even the drawer slides are easy and fit perfectly. You will LOVE the end result.
I bought this for the entranceway in my work office. It is a solid piece of furniture, and we get compliments on it all the time. The only negative thing is that it is complicated to assemble; had to hire a handyman (team of two, actually) to put it together, and it took them almost an hour. Very pleased with this purchase.
It is very nice and sturdy table and we liked the fact that it was solid wood. It did take 3 hours to put it together and it really needs two people in order to assemble it properly. The shelves arrived damaged and overstock shipped out the new parts quickly. Upon assembly several of the metal camlocks snapped and we had to order replacements for them. With the wait for the replacement parts to arrive it actually took well over a week to finally get it assembled. The end result was well worth the wait.
We love the look of this table and it is a very solid piece unfortunately the hardware to assemble the table is extremely cheap, We had 2 cams snapped completely and the posts would strip out. One drawer side piece was broken but we were able to glue it together and had better hardware on hand to put the table together. The table is gorgeous but I am not sure I would buy again unless the hardware is changed to something sturdier.