mhamel Review

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You get what you pay for
 from Boston, MA,  Aug 9, 2013

The cart has a lot of potential, but quality control is too inconsistent for me to recommend this item. It arrived severely damaged, luckily Overstock took care of me and sent replacement parts. It seems that shipping such a heavy item in this packaging is asking for trouble. I found that the slots for the back panel didn't line up perfectly due to misaligned holes drilled for the pegs. I also had to re-drill one of the holes for the nut, as it was not deep enough to meet the screw. I'm very handy with a basement full of tools, I'd imagine my apartment dweller friends would have just given up. I needed a replacement back panel, as the original had multiple crease lines (it's an 1/8" engineered panel). I didn't realize until the replacement came in that not only was the original creased, but it was an inch too short to fit. There are minor imperfections on several parts, and you'll find that the many of the joints have shifted, creating seams in the painted surface. That said, the finished appearance is quite nice, and these aren't imperfections that your guests are likely to notice. I think the door and drawer are about what you'd expect, but they feel very cheap compared to my new kitchen cabinets. The drawer is on decent glides, however the glides are very stiff, and 'lock' (by design) in the closed position, so if the wheels aren't locked, you're pulling the whole cart. not opening the drawer. At the end of the day, I'd say the cart is about right for what you pay, and if you really like the look, and you're willing to take a risk, go for it. Worst case Overstock will take care of you. If you don't want a hassle, I'd have to recommend that you look at other options.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Mostly solid, but quality control is an issue
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? As describrf
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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