I fell in love with this item on the site and had to have it. I debated a couple of days and finally purchased it. It took about a day and a half to ship (wow). The first thing I noticed about this item when I unpacked it was the packing Styrofoam.......it was so bad, it was stuck to the tape and worse when I opened it (have a vacuum ready). Then came the smell of the wood. It must be the varnish or stain. My whole house reeks of this. Well, as I unpacked further, I noticed some of the shelves were cracked. Four to be exact, not just small cracks either, but you can't really see them. I could deal with that. As I started assembling this item, I noticed that as I tightened the screws into the wood, It cracked the wood above the screws, on top of the shelf. The screws were too long. I had to go to the hardware store to purchase new screws to finish assembly (silver colored screws). Wow, besides the smell, cracks and the screws..........It looks great. If you get frustrated easily, it's not for you. I don't think I'd have paid the money for this quality if I'd have know all of this. And.......I thought it would be near impossible to repack this item after assembling and unassembling it to return it. So I left it where it was intended to go.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No