My husband and I have purchased 7 different Aristo pieces over the last two years. We find this line to be very well constructed. I put this together myself and thought it was pretty easy (at least compared to pieces with drawer slides). I wanted some additional storage for glasses and serving pieces. I chose this because it is not very tall - I did not want a tall piece of furniture that would make the space feel smaller. Also, since it is not super tall, it provides an extra surface I can use to place a lamp, a wine rack, or maybe desserts, etc. when entertaining... I was a bit concerned because UPS called to say they were delivering but it was raining. Since we were going to be gone all the following week, I took a gamble and asked them to leave the boxes anyway. They warned me this was not a good idea but from previous purchases I remembered this line being packaged very well. The boxes were to be put on a porch with an overhang but there was the risk of the wind blowing rain onto the boxes. When I got home, about 6 hours later, the bottoms of the boxes were wet as well as 12-16" up the side of the box. I unpacked the boxes right away and was more than pleasantly surprised the pieces inside were not wet at all! Everything is surrounded by at least an inch of styrofoam keeping the wetness of the box away from the furniture. Still, I would NOT recommend taking delivery when it is raining. If the rain was even a little heavier or the wind was blowing stronger, the water could have definitely made it to the wood. As I was adding the last door, I did notice that there is a scratch in the glass. I have not yet contacted Overstock - we left out of town for a week right after getting the furniture and I actually forgot about it until I received the email reminder to write a review. It looks like it should be easy enough to replace just the glass - the whole door does not need to be replaced. There is also one small scratch on the edge of one door that we will fill in with a furniture pen. Overall, this piece has been a fantastic addition to our dining room. It looks really nice filled with my wine glasses and white serving bowls. We plan to get some puck lights to stick inside the cabinet.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great