If you can get through the initial assembly, you'll be left with a nightstand that will be difficult for most to distinguish from one purchased in a furniture store. The assembly is muscle-intensive, but the instructions are clear. Many of the pilot holes are slightly too small, so a good bit of muscle is required to make it all come together tightly and firmly. I suspect that the one reviewer who mentioned it being "wobbly" either got a lemon or was not able to get things as tight as they needed to be. The one part of the nightstand that is a dead giveaway for "assemble yourself" is the screwed on, not quite so heavy, backing. Fortunately, it's not pressed board like most assemble yourself products, but it's definitely not the quality of the rest of the piece. Again, once it is assembled and in place, it is a solid, quality looking piece of furniture. The drawers slide easily and the pulls are a nice brushed nickle. The inner sides and bottom of the drawers are black. While the drawer bottoms aren't the quality of the rest of the piece, they serve their purpose and will hold most items you might put in a nightstand. One of the biggest tests will be whether the finish holds up over time. It looks great out of the box and the only blemish we found was on the inside of one of the legs where it will never be seen while in use. If the finish holds up, we predict we will be very happy with this purchase for years to come.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched Well
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Initial Quality is Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate