I was converting the mini eat-in part of the kitchen (we're talking room for a 2 person cafe table maybe) to usable space and I wanted a bakers rack or open shelves b/c it's right in front of a window. I'm using it mostly as a plant rack up top. This works well in the space and looks decent. It's sturdier than the foldables I'd seen elsewhere and despite a spot weld missing it doesn't feel likly to collapse. I would caution, be VERY carefull about putting any significant weight on it as the bottom legs are curled strips of metal and they flex under pressure, tipping the entire thing forward a bit. My biggest issue is the solid shelf is not oak, it's not even laminated with oak, there's not a scrap of real wood on this thing. It's low quality, warpped, MDF with paper over it and it came out of the box dented and scrached. There are no holes drilled in it, you have to have enough strength to force the wood screws into it from underneath, you might be able to drill holes but I'm afriad it might shred if you do. The instructions are a few pictures, no words, with small letters/numbers and while still workable, it took me pointing out to my hubby that screws should be in the back not the front, to get things lined up properly (we ended up taking the whole back off and flipping it around.) Over all, it's ok for under 3 didgits but you get what you pay for so make sure you like the style of the metal, and aren't planning it for heavy use. And hey, the shelf could be replaced with a piece of real wood easily enough if you've got extra money in the budget.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? metal right, wood color off
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. metal okay, wood is fake
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? wrong, no hardwood
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes