We received this product very well packaged. Pine is very soft, and the table arrived with just (2) minor dings that I found when inspecting each piece, and I don't think anyone else will notice. Many of the pieces had a filmy residue on them, but with some furniture cleaner and elbow grease, it came off easily after assembly. The instructions were unclear with incomplete diagrams, and I think they may have been for a different but similar model. In addition to the unclear written instructions, many pieces did not have a clear front or back side. It took quite a bit of planning ahead between me and my husband so that we didn't have to tear the pieces apart, so it probably took us about 2 hours to assemble the whole thing. The fasteners fit reasonably well in to their pre-drilled holes. There were only a few instances where we left out screws because the holes were completely out of line, and they do not affect the stability of the finished part. (We left out (2) screws in the main body, and then most of the screws in the door hinges, because otherwise the doors would ride crooked). The back did not have pre-drilled holes at all, so we drilled these (8) holes ourselves. The most difficult parts to attach were the magnets that keep the doors closed, because when you attach them directly on the pre-drilled holes, the magnets are not strong enough (they are too far away). We had to enlarge these holes a little bit so that we could move the magnets closer to the door. The top door is not centered in the opening, but rather it rides low in the frame. So when you sit down and are eye level with it, there is a gap between the top of the door and the bottom of the tabletop. Luckily, with the dark back in place, it is not very noticeable since it blocks any light from coming through. The only other part that bothers me is the fact that the hinges are on the right, so the doors open from left to right. For some reason it just looks strange to me. All in all, this was an OK purchase. I needed an entry table that was taller than most, and this fit the bill. The color was very accurate, and I appreciate that the wood was finished on all surfaces, not just the visible ones.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes