I bought 2 of these cabinets for a small serving area off of my dining room and the matching upper wall cabinet.. You can't beat this modern look at these prices!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? VERY ACCURATE.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. NICE PRE-MADE QUALITY, NICE DESIGN AT A VERY LOW PRICE
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? VERY ACCURATE.
adequate construction for fixed piece. Was easy to assemble. Was easy to adjust if you understand European 35mm hinge system, otherwise inadequate description for adjustments.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
A great buffet for an excellent price. I bought 2 bases and mounted them, 1 over the other (top one is off to the side). They went together very easily. I used wood glue when putting them together to make them stronger. We are using the bottom one as a bar and the alcohol bottles fit in the cabinets nicely. The top one is for glassware. The color is beautiful and the handles are nice. The base buffet is not finished on the bottom. I had to paint the bottom of the upper cabinet with a dark chocolate colored paint. I looks very nice. I am very happy. I wanted a similar buffet/cabinet system from XXXX but it cost more than double.
Over all I am very happy with the outcome of my purchase. If I could I would post a picture - I bought a total of four units - 2 buffets and 2 hutches. In regards to assembly they were as tedious as any other cam type assembly products you would get from Ikea or anywhere else - no better no worse. The directions were good... I made the mistake of not reading the section about the hinges close enough - be aware there are two different size hinges. I had major problems trying to align the doors but it was entirely my fault. I will say the laminate on these is a bit nicer looking than the picture. I actually contacted the manufacturer ahead of time and they send me a sample which was great. . Have to say they call this espresso - it’s not as dark as other espresso’s (Ikea for example) but it is in the same color family. MY only concern is that the laminate seems a bit low quality I hope they end up wearing well. Wall mounting went well except they do no give you any wall mounting hardware you have to buy your own which is a bit irritating. 3" wood screws - not the cost really just the aggravation of having to go out. I did the installation myself and had no one to help. Hardest part for me was making sure the two mounted directly next to each other were lined up evenly. I have to say over all I love the look – just keeping my fingers crossed that they will remain looking nice.
This is compact and good for small spaces. Depending on what you need it for, you don't have to mount all the doors. As another reviewer suggested I used washers to reinforce the particle board back mount and really strong anchors (anchors for the wall mount are not supplied probably because they don't want to be held liable). Since I'm a safety freak, I used 7 extremely strong anchors (50 lb. capacity per anchor) to mount the back wall strip to the wall then secured the rear stabilizer with 3 add'l anchors too. It's probably overkill but it's piece of mind. I installed the top after I mounted the cabinet onto the wall because I didn't have another person to help me and it would have been too heavy to lift myself. The stain touch up marker it comes with is useless because it's literally a brown marker (not wood stain) and it's too light in color and doesn't even match the stain. This saved me a trip to IKEA, is attractive, practical and no nonsense.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just a bit darker than as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Stain is poor quality otherwise I would have given it 4 stars
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate